As was mentioned in the podcast, next week is country week, with Martina McBride. The official Fox announcement is after the jump ...
Multi-Platinum country superstar Martina McBride will mentor the Top 7 finalists next week as they prepare to sing country songs on AMERICAN IDOL Tuesday, April 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), and will perform her Top-5 single “Anyway” from her new CD “Waking Up Laughing” on the AMERICAN IDOL results show Wednesday, April 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. During the past several seasons, McBride has been one of the most popular artists to have signature songs covered by IDOL contestants.
McBride, whose powerhouse voice has earned her 23 career nominations and four Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, tying her with Reba McEntire for the most wins in this category, was the only solo female in the Top-10 country tours of 2006. With over 16 million albums sold and 22 Top-10 hits, McBride has earned her place as the top female country artist. "Anyway" is her first co-writing credit, the fastest-rising single of her career and the debut single from her self-produced album “Waking Up Laughing,” which was released on RCA Records April 3.