Get up close with one of country music’s biggest stars

Get closer to one of the biggest names in country music! Martina McBride makes its debut at The Ridgefield Gambling House on Friday April 8, 2022 at 8 p.m.

All tickets include a pre-show cocktail in the lobby with hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Texas Truck Stop and a glass of Freixenet Mionetto.

McBride is a country music icon, whose unmistakable soprano voice and catalog of chart-topping hits have led her to 14 Grammy nominations. On the back of hits like “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls,” and “Valentine,” McBride has racked up more than 18 million album sales to date to earn 14 Gold, nine Platinum, three Double Platinum, and two Triple Platinum. certificates. Following the sales, an incredible string of critical acclaim was garnered, with over 15 major music awards including four Country Music Association wins and three Academy of Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year. With historic success and the adoration of country fans and music lovers everywhere, Martina McBride’s performance at Ridgefield will be a landmark event for The Playhouse and the lucky fans in attendance! This unforgettable musical evening is part of the Mountain Dew Country & Bluegrass series and is sponsored by Texas Roadhouse with the support of Freixenet Mionetto. Martina McBride is a featured artist for media sponsor Country 92.5 FM.

Country music has been in Martina McBride’s blood since birth: her father led a local country band in Kansas and by the time McBride was a teenager she was singing and playing keyboards in the band. After moving to Nashville in 1990, it didn’t take long to find an audience; she was signed to RCA in 1991 and toured for Garth Brooks soon after. A string of commercially successful and critically acclaimed albums helped establish her as one of the preeminent voices in the country. Along the way, McBride has had some interesting starts, both in and out of the music world: Her 2014 album “Everlasting” was a collection of R&B and soul covers from artists like Aretha Franklin and The Supremes, featured a duet on an Etta James song with Kelly Clarkson, and despite the genre change, it still managed to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts.

Outside of the music world, McBride has launched a successful podcast, written two cookbooks, hosted a cooking show and devoted countless hours to charitable initiatives like his team Music Is Love, which partners with local non-profit organizations to support causes such as the fight against hunger, cancer. research and help children in need. These noble works earned him the prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for his efforts in the fight against domestic violence.

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