Martina McBride Wasn’t Aware That She’s Releasing a Greatest Hits Album
Surprise! Weâre releasing your greatest hits â thought you might like to know! Thatâs what a startled Martina McBride found out on Monday. But hereâs the twist: Instead of learning about the forthcoming release from RCA Records, her former label home of nearly 20 years, McBride read about the upcoming collection online.
âWow! Kinda sucks that I had 2 find out on twitter that RCA is releasing a cd of 40 of my songs. #hopeIatleastgetafreecopy,â the âMarry Meâ singer tweeted earlier this week. A couple of minutes later, she clarified, âHaving said that Iâm not mad about it. Just would have been cool to get a phone call. #iwonderwhatthecoverlookslike?â
McBride began her recording career at RCA in 1992 and stayed with the label until 2010, when she departed for a new deal with Republic Nashville. During her run with RCA, she scored a string of hit singles including âIndependence Day,â âWild Angels,â âThis Oneâs for the Girlsâ and âAnyway.â Republic released her newest album, âEleven,â in October of 2011.
CMT reports that RCA will release âThe Essential Martina McBrideâ â the surprise greatest hits album â on Oct. 22, featuring a wide selection of her past hits as well as duets with Clint Black, Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson.