Artist Updates: Martina McBride, Jimmy Wayne, Frankie Ballard, CMA Music Festival

Martina McBride Showcases Culinary Talent On Hallmark Channel

Cristina Ferrara and Martina McBride. Credit: Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: steve lucero/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC

Cristina Ferrare and Martina McBride. Credit: Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: steve lucero/Alexx Henry Studios, LLC

Singer, songwriter and cookbook author Martina McBride visited Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family series, where she made Roasted Shrimp Cocktail, and discussed Mother’s Day, as well as her love of party planning.

Watch the segment below.


Jimmy Wayne’s Walk To Beautiful Featured in CBS’ Mike & Molly

Jimmy Wayne Mike & Molly

Jimmy Wayne’s memoir, Walk To Beautiful, was featured Monday night (May 2) in the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly, starring Melissa McCarthy and Billy Gardell. The episode centered on teen homelessness, foster care and adoption — topics core to Wayne’s life story.


Frankie Ballard Sets October Tour Dates For England, Scotland and Germany

Frankie Ballard

Frankie Ballard

Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville’s Frankie Ballard is set to return overseas this October with 10 dates in England, Scotland and Germany as well as a jaunt farther afield to Holland and Ireland. The tour is another sign of the Michigan native’s growing popularity as he prepares to release his new album, El Rio, on June 10.

“Our first trip was such a great time, we decided to come back for more,” says Ballard. “I’m anxious to see how the new album reacts overseas…it’ll have its sea-legs by October!”

For tour dates, visit


CMA Sets Artist Lineup For CMA World GlobaLive! Showcase

2016-CMAMusicFestival-Logo-Badge-4CThe CMA Music Festival has announced the lineup for CMA World GlobaLive!, a free, international country music showcase set for Monday, June 6, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Nashville. This year the show will be held on the outdoor stage at the Hard Rock Cafe for the first time. Among the performers are Australia’s Troy Cassar-Daley, Karin Page, and Caitlyn Shadbolt, Canada’s Raquel Cole, Brett Kissell, and Chad Brownlee, New Zealand’s Kayla Mahon, and the United Kingdom’s Frankie Davies and Pauper Kings.


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