Country superstar Martina McBride has spent the last several months in the studio, recording new music for her thirteenth studio album and her first for Big Machine Label Group imprint Nash Icon Records. While the full project is due out this spring, fans get a taste today with the release of the powerful title track, “Reckless,” to all digital partners. The track was written by Sarah Buxton, Zach Crowell and Heather Morgan with producers Nathan Chapman and Dann Huff at the helm in studio. “Reckless” showcases Martina's unmatched vocals as she belts out lyrics that mirror her own story of love’s saving grace.
“I was immediately drawn to this song. It’s really a song expressing gratitude to someone who is willing to reach out and see the best in you and loves you unconditionally,” states Martina. “I feel like its universal and that most everyone has someone who believed in them and maybe even pulled them through a hard time. I’ve heard people say it reminds them of their relationship with their mom or sister or counselor,” elaborates Martina.
Robert K. Oermann of MusicRow says the following about the single “Reckless”: “This is downright inspiring. Like a beam of brilliant sunlight, her voice pierces through the heart-pounding production. I love it when she rocks, and one of the outstanding things about this performance is that she phrases with so much subtlety while soaring into the sonic stratosphere. Another masterpiece from one of our most gifted interpreters.”
Martina has sold over 18 million albums to date, including 20 Top 10 singles and six #1 hits, and earned more than 15 major music awards with four wins from the Country Music Association and three from the Academy of Country Music for Female Vocalist of the Year. 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.
Continuingly evolving throughout her career, Martina has allowed herself to be creative in new ways from music to charity to writing her first book, Around the Table, a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration, released last year. Martina will bring her passion for family and music to helping Sarah Cannon to launch their national Band Against Cancer Campaign this year with special concerts in select markets.