SUPERSTAR MARTINA MCBRIDE PERFORMING ANTHEM AT AFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Martina McBride

January 21, 2011 (Nashville, TN) – Country music superstar Martina McBride has signed on to sing the National Anthem at this Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets. McBride has been a good luck charm for the Steelers thus far and the Steelers’ wouldn’t mind her luck again.

“Martina is 2-0 and we hope she brings the magic to stay undefeated,” exclaims John Wodarek, Steelers Marketing Manager.

McBride doesn’t mind being a good luck charm and she is honored to be a part of the excitement.

“Singing our National Anthem is always an honor. I will always remember singing the anthem in Pittsburgh 2 years ago for the playoff game,” exclaims McBride. “It’s amazing to be there in the middle of all those football fans and all that excitement, I can’t wait!” Fans can tune in to CBS to see the performance broadcast live from Heinz Field on Sunday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 pm eastern.

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 countless national TV shows, prime-time specials, award shows and prestigious events across the country.

The superstar’s fiery, passionate vocals have created such signature hits as “Independence Day,” “Wild Angels,” “A Broken Wing,” “Blessed” and “This One¹s for the Girls.” These songs along with hits such as “Concrete Angel,” “Love’s The Only House,” “God’s Will” and “Anyway” not only underscored her incredible popularity as one of music’s preeminent female vocalists but have become memorable musical statements and resounding social commentaries as well.

McBride has lent her name, her music and her time to many domestic violence and child abuse organizations including ChildHelp USA, Prevent Child Abuse America, YWCA of Middle Tennessee, National Network to End Domestic Violence, National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline.

Celebrated for her dedication to these causes, along with her talent, beauty, sense of fashion and her “everywoman” perspective in life and music, Martina has graced the covers of numerous national publications including Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, Reader’s Digest, People Magazine, Shape and Country Weekly.

Martina recently signed with Big Machine Label Group’s Republic Nashville imprint and is in the studio recording for her 11th studio album, releasing in 2011. She resides in Nashville with her husband of 20+ years and their three lovely daughters.

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