McBride Orchestrates ELEVEN; Songwriter Agency Signings; and Marlee Scott Visits CMA

Tune in to watch Martina McBride sing the National Anthem at the Oct. 2 NFL Football game between the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets, broadcast on NBC at 8:30 PM EST. The contest also kicks off NFL Breast Cancer Awareness which will continue throughout October and be highlighted with pink ribbon decals on the game balls and pink equipment worn by the players. Fans treated McBride’s last single, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” as an anthem for breast cancer survivors and their supporters. McBride is also getting ready to shout, “All Aboard” as she prepares to launch her new album Eleven by taking an Amtrak train across America and making 11 stops along the way. Set to travel from L.A. to N.Y.C. McBride will meet with fans and breast cancer survivors plus perform three mini-concerts in select train stations.

Skip Ewing

>>The Songwriter Agency has signed singer/songwriters Ira Dean, Skip Ewing and Rebecca Lynn Howard for bookings. The Agency was founded by Paul Compton and Randy Harrell in 2010 and books a roster of country, Christian, pop and rock music songwriter/performers. For more info visit

>>Big Ride Entertainment’s Marlee Scott visited the CMA Sept. 29, to perform several songs for the staff including her debut current single “Beautiful Maybe.” The song is currently climbing MusicRow’s CountryBreakout chart and his risen to No. 62. Scott recently released a dance mix of the country single that has been sent out to clubs, DJs and dance instructors.

(L-R) Big Ride Entertainment's Kim Leiske; CMA Senior Manager of Membership & Balloting, Brandi Simms; AristoMedia Group President and CMA Board member, Jeff Walker; InstiGator Entertainment President, Gator Michaels; Marlee Scott; CMA Chief Executive Officer, Steve Moore; CMA Senior Coordinator of Member and Industry Relations, Betsy Walker; and Big Ride Entertainment's Gerry Leiske. Photo: Christian Bottorff/CMA




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