COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR MARTINA MCBRIDE’S NEW VIDEO FEATURES MULTIPLE CANCER SURVIVORS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS INCLUDING ABC NEWS GOOD MORNING AMERICA HOST ROBIN ROBERTS, NBC TODAY SHOW HOST HODA KOTB, GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SINGER SHERYL CROW & ABC JOURNALIST KATIE COURIC
Music Video For McBride’s Latest Single, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,”
To First Air On CMT.com On August 17; Single Available On iTunes August 19
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (August 17, 2011) – Multi-Platinum-selling Country Music Superstar and Republic Nashville Artist Martina McBride today will unveil the dynamic new video for her current single, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” on CMT.com. Highlighting the many feats cancer patients undergo, the visual elements, coupled with the song’s lyrics, send a message of hope to survivors and their supporters.
The music video, directed by Roman White, was shot just outside of Nashville, TN, in July and features dozens of cancer survivors and supporters, including four well-known celebrities – Robin Roberts (anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America); Hoda Kotb (anchor for NBC’s Today Show); Grammy award-winning singer Sheryl Crow and ABC journalist Katie Couric – who each have very personal connections to the disease.
“I knew it was a song I wanted to record because of the strong message of hope that it sends,” said McBride on her choice to include the song on her upcoming album release entitled ELEVEN. This will be McBride’s first album on Republic Nashville slated for release on October 11, 2011.
“I’ve heard so many stories about how music can change lives from songs I have recorded like ‘A Broken Wing,’ ‘Independence Day,’ and ‘Concrete Angel.’ I believe ‘I’m Gonna Love You Through It’ will offer hope and inspiration to so many people who are going through or have been through cancer and the people who love them through it. It takes a lot of strength and a lot of love to get through something like that. I think this song says what so many people want to express to their loved ones,” said McBride.
Along with local survivors, each celebrity gave a testimonial for the video about how cancer affected their lives.
Beginning Friday, August 19, 2011, the “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” single will be available for purchase on iTunes. It will begin airing on GAC and CMT Television next week.
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About MARTINA MCBRIDE: One of the most spectacular voices in any genre of music, Martina McBride is a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, three-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year and GRAMMY® winning recording artist with more than 18 million in album sales and 24 Top 10 singles, including six that hit #1. The breadth of her talents – as recording artist, producer, songwriter, and concert entertainer – has made her an in-demand performer and personality, appearing on such high-profile programs as VH1 Divas (singing with Jordin Sparks), Dancing with the Stars, the Today show’s “Today Throws a Wedding,” American Idol, Oprah, The Bachelorette, Private Sessions, a 20/20 special, and much more. Celebrated for her beauty and sense of fashion, as well as her everywoman perspective in life and music, Martina is a wife and mother of three girls who has been featured on the covers of publications like Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, People Magazine, Country Weekly and Shape. Among her hits are such anthemic and empowering songs as “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls,” and “Ride,” all of which have underscored her incredible popularity as one of music’s preeminent female vocalists. Martina’s first album on Republic Nashville, ELEVEN, is set for release on October 11 and includes her first new music since 2009 – “Teenage Daughters” and her current single, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.” She was recently nominated for the 2011 CMT Music Awards CMT Performance of the Year from CMT CROSSROADS: TRAIN AND MARTINA MCBRIDE.