McBride Takes Fresh Approach To New Release

Martina McBride decided it was time for a change when she started contemplating her tenth studio album, set for release March 24 on longtime label home RCA Records. She says teaming with chart-topping producer Dann Huff to record Shine forced her out of her comfort zone and rekindled her creativity. “I think it was time to find somebody with a different, fresh perspective on my music,” she explains. “Creatively I have a renewed energy and I feel like this album reflects that.”

The album title comes from lyrics on three different tracks, including “I Just Call You Mine,” “Sunny Side Up” (written by McBride and the Warren Brothers) and the first single “Ride.” With top tunesmiths like Tom Shapiro, Darrell Scott, Neil Thrasher, and Hillary Lindsey contributing tracks, the songs on Shine share McBride’s signature uplifting messages, but with a new twist.

To date, McBride has sold 18 million albums, charted 22 Top 10 singles, and scored six No. 1s.

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