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Country Music Superstar McBride To Sing National Anthem At '500'

GRAMMY®-winning country superstar Martina McBride will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies at the 96th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A Kansas native, McBride is known for having one of the most spectacular voices in any genre of music. She is a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and has sold more than 18 million albums, producing six No. 1 hit singles. Three-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year McBride was most recently nominated for Female Video of the Year at the upcoming CMT Music Awards on June 6. Fans can vote daily until June 4 at www.CMT.com.

“I am extremely excited that the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has invited me to this year’s Indy 500,” McBride said. “It is a huge honor to sing the national anthem at what is known as ‘The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.’”

Said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer: “We welcome Martina McBride to IMS to perform ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ shortly before the engines fire for the 96th Indianapolis 500. Her unforgettable voice and stage presence will add special meaning to this tribute to our country and the veterans who have served it with great dedication and sacrifice.”

McBride’s first album on Republic Nashville, “ELEVEN,” includes her current single, “Marry Me,” a collaboration with Train’s Pat Monahan that is the follow-up to her 25th career Top 10 single, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”

Having completed a winter arena tour with fellow country music superstar George Strait, McBride recently embarked on an intimate theater tour across the country. The theater tour will give fans a memorable and unique experience that also highlights her multitude of hit songs and fan-favorites. For tour dates and more, visit www.MartinaMcBride.com.
 

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Country Music Superstar McBride To Sing National Anthem At '500'
 
Country Music Superstar McBride To Sing National Anthem At '500'
GRAMMY®-winning country superstar Martina McBride will sing the national anthem during pre-race ceremonies at the 96th Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A Kansas native, McBride is known for having one of the most spectacular voices in any genre of music. She is a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and has sold more than 18 million albums, producing six No. 1 hit singles. Three-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year McBride was most recently nominated for Female Video of the Year at the upcoming CMT Music Awards on June 6. Fans can vote daily until June 4 at www.CMT.com.
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