By Annie Reuter
Martina McBride will share her passion for classic pop and soul songs with audiences through December. The country singer just announced that she’s adding 40 new dates to her current Everlasting Tour.
Her live show, where she is backed by an 11-piece band that includes a trumpet, tenor sax, bari sax, and trombone, not to mention a trio of back-up singers, is bringing the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s to the stage, as heard on her most recent album, Everlasting.
“We’ve worked hard to put together a show that is visually entertaining as well as very rich musically,” McBride stated in a release. “There’s so much for the audience to see and experience. I feel like this show really takes the audience on a musical journey. The songs from Everlasting and my hits blend seamlessly together throughout the night.”
One of the songs featured on her album and tour is the emotional “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. In an interview with Radio.com, McBride explained that she didn’t think the song would hit her the way it did when she recorded it.
“I had heard that song my whole life but when you actually sing it and interpret it . . . I didn’t realize,” she told Radio.com. “For me, it had a sad meaning. The original version is a little more angry and intense. When I was singing it I just felt that it was really sad. These people had been together a long time. That song surprised me with the emotion when I sang it.”