Bristol, TN/VA -- Birthplace of Country Music and Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is proud to announce country music superstar Martina McBride will join the esteemed line-up of performers scheduled to appear Sunday, August 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m., at The Paramount Center for the Arts in Historic Downtown Bristol as part of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum's Grand Opening Weekend of Events. McBride joins Carlene Carter, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and "Hello Stranger" featuring Dale Jett for this must-see concert celebrating Bristol's heritage as the Birthplace of Country Music.
"The addition of Martina McBride is very exciting because she will be part of Bristol's history as we open the Birthplace of Country Music Museum," states BCM executive director Leah Ross. "Seeing her perform at the Paramount with Carlene Carter, Dale Jett, and Doyle Lawson will be legendary."
The artist, herself, is considered a legend due to her powerhouse vocals and a catalogue of inspiring, socially conscious music. "Independence Day," "Concrete Angel," and "A Broken Wing" are just a few of the hits that made McBride a household name. With a string of number ones and numerous CMA and ACM Female Vocalist Awards, McBride has sold nearly 10 million albums and counting. Her latest release, Everlasting, is a homage to classic R&B recordings.
Birthplace of Country Music has enjoyed a long friendship with the folks at Mountain Stage and has hosted the program in the Tri-Cities for a number of years. Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting and is broadcast internationally on NPR (National Public Radio).
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. on show night; tickets to Mountain Stage are on sale now at theparamouncenter.com for $30.