Dave Stewart Featuring Martina McBride, ‘All Messed Up’ — Exclusive Song Premiere
Martina McBride is among the notable singers joining famed pop/rock musician, producer and songwriter Dave Stewart on a new album inspired by -- and recorded in -- the Nashville studio owned and operated by Martina's husband, John McBride.
'The Blackbird Diaries' is a rootsy, autobiographical collection from the man perhaps best-known as one half of the superstar duo Eurythmics (with Annie Lennox). The album, produced by Mike Bradford and recorded and mixed by John McBride at his Blackbird Studio, was completed in just five days and features duets with Martina, Stevie Nicks and Colbie Caillat. Listen to Dave and Martina's duet, 'All Messed Up,' below.
Among the 14 songs on the new disc is one which Stewart co-wrote with Bob Dylan. The album also features some of Music City's most highly-regarded session players.
"I went to Nashville to meet John and Martina McBride about a TV project and fell in love with them as people and with Blackbird Studios," says Dave. "I was in the middle of writing and producing Stevie Nicks' new album, but I was so inspired by Nashville and my experience there that I took a short break from Stevie's record to go back to Blackbird Studios. Every night was like a party in the studio as we would play back the day's work and have a jam session. Martina would often join us and she fell in love with this song, 'All Messed Up,' so we ended up recording it as a duet! I love her voice and attitude and am amazed and honored that she is singing this heartfelt song with me -- just a Northern England lad from the borders of Scotland!"
Dave Stewart returns to Nashville on Thursday, December 9, for a live show at the intimate Belcourt Theater. Click here for ticket information.