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Martina McBride Enjoying Summer Tour, Considering Future Options


(Undated) -- Martina McBride admits her "Everlasting" tour is as much of a departure as the album itself. The disc features the country star's covers of R&B, soul, and pop hits from the '60s and '70s. She tells "Rolling Stone Country" the project was her "answer" to the current state of country radio. Martina explains she knew that since she "can't do bro country" she'd likely get little airplay, so she recorded the songs she wanted to sing. She also admits it felt great to see "Everlasting" top the chart, because it was "a passion project" for her. McBride says it's also proof of just how loyal her fans are, and shows that they're "willing to go on this journey" with her.

And it's a journey Martina hopes will last a long time. She says she doesn't want to "move on so quickly," because she's having so much fun on her "Everlasting" tour. The singer will make stops in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Washington, DC this weekend. And when the time is right, Martina won't be at a loss for something to do. She says she'd eventually like to make gospel, big band, and acoustic albums, while her next studio release -- whenever that happens -- will be a collection of new original material.

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