Martina McBride to Mentor and Perform on American Idol XIV Tonight – Get the Scoop! (@AmericanIdol @MartinaMcBride)

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Powerhouse vocalistMartina McBridewill appear onAmerican Idolas a guest mentor to the female finalists whileJay DeMarcus(of Rascal Flatts) advised the male contestants, who recently visited her Nashville-based Blackbird Studios.USA Todayexclusively broke the news that the Superstar will also perform the iconic Over The Rainbow on the live show. The track isavailable now oniTunes.

Martina made history with her most recent albumEVERLASTINGas the first solo female artist to debut at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart with an independently released and distributed album in the chart’s 50-year history. The project also marks her fifth chart-topping debut.To date, she has sold over 18 million albums, which have included 20 Top 10 singles and six #1hits. Sherecently performed during the 50thAnnual Academy of Country Music Awards andhasearned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins forFemale Vocalist of the Yearfrom the Country MusicAssociationas well as theMusic Business Associations prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for herphilanthropic effortson behalf of domesticviolence and usingher voice throughout her musical career with songs like Independence Day and A Broken Wing.The petite powerhouses EVERLASTING TOUR has been well received with sold-out shows across the country and praise fromRolling Stone Country: It’s familiar music coming from one of the mostrecognizable voices of any genre, yetwith a stage plot unlike anything in McBride’s illustrious 22-year career.Ever the entertainer, Martina also released her first book,Around The Table,a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed dcor inspiration. Martina is expected to release new music later this yearas part ofthe innovative Nash Icon Records roster, which also includes renowned superstarsReba and Ronnie Dunn.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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