On April 29th, country star Martina McBride will be releasing her 13th studio album, "Reckless," via her record label, Nash Icon Records, which is home to such acclaimed country artists as Hank Williams Jr., Reba McEntire, and Ronnie Dunn (of the country duo Brooks and Dunn). This marks her first studio effort on this new label, which is an imprint of the Big Machine Label Group. The title track,"Reckless," is the lead single on this project. Both the single and the album have garnered rave reviews from music critics and fans alike.

Throughout her respected career in country music, McBride has sold in excess of 18 million albums, and she has scored 20 Top 10 singles on the Billboard charts, which include six chart-topping singles.

14 of her records have been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and she has had nine platinum albums, three double-platinum albums, and two triple-platinum CDs. She was crowned "Top Female Vocalist" by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) three times, as well as named "Female Vocalist of the Year" by the Country Music Association (CMA) four times. She is also a member of the prestigious Grand Ole Opry.

McBride honors Linda Ronstadt

On April 23rd, McBride was in Los Angeles, where she honored one of her biggest musical heroes, Rock and Roll Hall of FamerLinda Ronstadt, during the "Grammy Salute to Music Legends" tribute. This program will air on PBS later this year, and it features McBride singing the classic "Blue Bayou."

In addition, the Kansas native had stopped by Access Hollywood Live, where she chatted with hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover about her latest album.

She also did an interview with Rolling Stone Country at her house in Nashville, Tennessee.

McBride to perform at American Country Countdown Awards

On May 1st, country queen McBride will be performing on the American Country Countdown Awards, which will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on Fox. McBride will serve as the opening performer of the award show.

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