5 Questions: Martina McBride

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5 Questions is a feature by Steve Duffy –




I recently had a phone interview with Grammy-nominated country singer/songwriter Martina McBride for her upcoming show at the Lynn Auditorium.


SD: Your debut cooking/entertaining book, “Around the Table” was just recently released. Do you have a favorite dish to prepare?

MM:   Chicken and Sausage Gumbo! I love making it. It is the perfect meal for rainy days, Christmas Eve, birthdays, and any special occasions. It is also one of my family’s favorite meals.

SD: Your new album, Everlasting, is cover songs. How did you decide which songs to record?

MM: It is a long process. It took about 7 months. I choose songs that I felt would be fun to do and would fit my vocal range. Plus, I really wanted to do something fun for my fans.

SD: Having been in the industry for over 20 years, is there anything you wish you could change about your career?

MM: No, not at all. I was able to have a family and career. It has really been everything I wanted and dreamed of. I thank my fans for always supporting me with my dream.

SD: You are often sought out to perform duets. Is there anyone you would love to sing with?

MM:   I have been lucky to sing with a lot of music greats, but if I could choose right now, it would be Bruno Mars and Michael Bublé. They are both very talented entertainers.

SD: With the holiday season fast approaching, are you a Thanksgiving or Christmas girl?

MM: Christmas, definitely. I do love the fall, but Christmas is magical!

For more information on Martina McBride visit www.martinamcbride.com and to purchase tickets to see Martina at the Lynn Auditorium on November 15th visit www.ticketmaster.com

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