Martina McBride

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    I've been listening to lots of Tina too. I hadn't heard of the other two and just looked them up (mostly to confirm that Bright Light Bright Light got his name from Gremlins :D).

    I was pretty sure it would be. It stands out as the track with the highest play count in my iTunes - I can't seem to get enough of it. I have a few different length versions of Anyway which I added together, so I wasn't sure how close it would be.
     
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    Martina's Love Unleashed tour is still going on, and it looks great.

    I've just discovered this cover from the encore:






    And speaking of newly discovered covers, there's this beautiful mashup from last year:



    I adore the part just after 1:30 where Martina is harmonising I Will Always Love You against the main chorus of Take Me Home Country Roads. Now I really want to hear her do a solo version of IWALY.
     
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    Closing Time has been slightly out of favour with me for a little while, but this week I've fallen back in love with it in a big way. Such a soulful number with a solid vocal.





    And she does a nice live version too (as an encore, which adds a humourous irony to some of the lyrics and makes it a little wink to the audience):
     
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    This is fun. Martina goes funk with Earth, Wind & Fire:





    And as it's the fourth, here's Martina performing one of her own hits with another legend:



    Such a great performance. This has made me hungry to discover a little more of Pat Benetar.​
     
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    IJCYM has become my goto Martina song again. I'm playing it most days. In addition to Martina's, my Favourites playlist also features the Phelps version, the Byrne version and three karaoke versions (one based on MM's, the others on David Phelps).

    It's such a nice song. Just singing along with it boosts my happy hormones.

    This video is nice. Lots of lovely pictures of Martina and John including their wedding:

     
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    Well, I thought my day was made when I noticed a Martina Christmas album available to pre-order on Amazon with a release date of 1st September.

    Bizarrely it's just a reissue of 2013's The Classic Christmas Album - itself one of the many reworkings of White Christmas from 1998.

    Even more strangely, Amazon US has a release date of 30th June for their 2017 reissue. And the 2013 version is still in print.


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    So I'm none the wiser. But at least that initial mislead got my heart racing.
     
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    Martina talks about her Christmas tour and her Garth Brooks t-shirt selling origins. And she makes the ominously named Sweet Potato Cream Cheese Dump Cake...




    But no mention of the new Christmas album. I wonder if it's happening this year or next? After all, it's almost November and there's been no more news.​
     
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    Ride has become something of a life anthem for me over the last couple of months. It's my morning hit to get me kickstarted as I drive out to start the day. What an energy.




    In other Martina news, Where Would You Be has recently become the first and only single song in my iTunes library to exceed a play count of 1000. :eyes:
     

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