Martina McBride and Amtrak are partnering for “Eleven Across America Powered by Amtrak,” a four-day train ride to promote her Republic Nashville album Eleven due out October 11.
The tour will begin in Los Angeles in October and culminate in New York City, hitting eleven cities in all. On the itinerary in addition to LA and NYC are Flagstaff, Ariz.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Newton, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo.; Chicago; Cleveland; Pittsburgh; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia. Fans in Albuquerque, Chicago and NYC will be treated to intimate performances.
“This partnership is perfect for many reasons,” said David Lim, chief marketing officer, Amtrak. “We both value connections. Martina wants to connect even more closely with her fans—her music touches so many people, and is relatable to so many American’s lives—and Amtrak’s trains connect people across the country every day.”
Both Amtrak and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year nominee McBride are currently celebrating career milestones. Eleven is, of course, McBride’s 11th studio album and she was recently declared the most played female artist on country radio for the past 11 years by BDS and Mediabase. Concurrently, Amtrak is celebrating its 40th anniversary, which it will mark with numerous special promotions and events.
“This album is very special to me, and I wanted to be able to share it with my fans far and wide,” says Martina. “I also wanted to do something that has never been done before, and I thought what better way to do that than with a cross-country train ride with Amtrak where we make several stops along the way? Eleven stops, to be exact. I’m so excited for this journey across America.”