NASHVILLE, TN (June 8, 2016) – Martina McBride will exclusively World Premiere the powerful new music video for “Just Around The Corner” during the CMT Music Awards, airing live tonight (6/8) at 8:00P ET/7:00P CT. Following its debut, the Matthew Underwood-directed video shot in Nashville, will be available on CMT, CMT Music, CMT.com, and CMT Mobile. The song, which is featured on Martina’s latest album RECKLESS (Nash Icon Records), serves as the official Band Against Cancer anthem – a community-based movement led by Sarah Cannon, the cancer institute of HCA, in partnership with Big Machine Label Group and Martina.
The hopeful lyrics and melody – penned by Cary Barlowe, Sarah Buxton and Sam Ellis – are accentuated with Martina’s iconic soprano, offering an uplifting spirit to the official anthem for Band Against Cancer: The Sarah Cannon Tour. “We all know someone going through a difficult time, especially so many of our friends in the community who are diagnosed with cancer,” says Martina. “And, having the strength and faith to know that there are better days just around the corner, is such an important message for us to share with everyone fighting this brave battle.”
The music video will also be featured on CMT One Country, which is a platform uniting Country music artists and fans with causes that can bring about positive changes in communities like Band Against Cancer. The movement was created to connect people facing cancer with resources close to home. It is anchored by The Sarah Cannon Tour, which is made up of five special concert events with performances by Martina McBride and other influential Country artists throughout the fall of 2016, including Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Denver and Nashville. Further coverage of the video will also be spotlighted on this weekend’s edition of CMT Hot 20 Countdown, the networks’ most-watched weekly music program.
Tickets will go on sale later this summer, along with announcements for full artist line-ups, dates and venues for each concert event. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Sarah Cannon Fund at Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Be The Match®, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP). Both organizations help families across the country who are currently fighting leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma and other types of blood cancers. To learn more about how you can help, visitwww.bandagainstcancer.com.
About CMT: CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT, CMT.com and CMT Radio offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and are the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.
About Martina McBride: Multiple Grammy© nominee Martina McBride has sold over 18 million albums to date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits. McBride has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and won three Academy of Country Music Awards for Top Female Vocalist. Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records, nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards. Martina was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence. Martina will bring her passion for family and music to helping Sarah Cannon launch their national Band Against Cancer Campaign with special concerts in select markets. Martina’s new album, RECKLESS, is now available on Nash Icon Records, an imprint under the Big Machine Label Group umbrella. For more information, visit MartinaMcBride.com.
About Sarah Cannon: Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom. Sarah Cannon’s cancer programs include individualized patient navigation provided by oncology-trained nurses, more than 900 stem cell transplants performed annually throughout the Sarah Cannon Blood Cancer Network, hundreds of clinical trials, and molecular profiling capabilities. Through its services, Sarah Cannon is providing state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center. To learn more about Sarah Cannon, visit sarahcannon.com.
About Big Machine Label Group: Led by Founder, President and CEO Scott Borchetta, the Big Machine Label Group encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., Dot Records, Nash Icon Records and publishing company Big Machine Music. BMLG artists include superstars Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Florida Georgia Line, Martina McBride, Hank Williams Jr., Ronnie Dunn, Steven Tyler, Cheap Trick, Jennifer Nettles and Brantley Gilbert; chart-topping acts Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, Eli Young Band, Maddie & Tae, A Thousand Horses, The Mavericks, Aaron Lewis, The Voice winners Cassadee Pope and Danielle Bradbery; up-and-comers The Cadillac Three, Drake White, Ashley Campbell, Tucker Beathard, Brett Young, Tara Thompson, as well as soundtracks for ABC’s “NASHVILLE.” Borchetta served as the mentor on American Idol and proudly added Season 14 winner Nick Fradiani and Season 15 champ Trent Harmon to Big Machine Records’ roster. BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, AMA, CMT, Teen Choice, MTV, Billboard, People’s Choice and Brit Awards. Big Machine is the first-ever American label to align with terrestrial radio for performance royalty rights for its artists and is an industry leader in fighting for artist, songwriter, publisher and record company rights. Visit BigMachineLabelGroup.com for more information.