I really like the move that Martina McBride did with her latest album.
She spent much of her career with one record label. Then she switched and had some more success, but now she’s out on her own.
One thing that seems really difficult for artists that go independent is getting singles played on the radio. It’s not impossible, but it seems really challenging. Plus radio stations are usually looking for new artists on radio and for some reason the stations aren’t playing female country artists.
So you have all that going against Martina, but she found her own way to get music to the fans.
She put out an album of covers, but not just any covers. The songs on the album are soul records. And Martina does an amazing job on the songs, which is no surprise.
Fans are loving the album and Martina is getting tons of press for the record. People are paying attention because it’s different and nobody has really done it recently in country music. Plus Martina has released a couple videos online and those have been great.
So Martina is still finding a way to get her wonderful music to the fans and it’s amazing.
Here is her take on a classic that you’ve probably heard before, but not like this. Martina is amazing and one of country’s biggest treasures.
If You Don’t Know Me By Now – Martina McBride