Martina McBride on ACM Awards: ‘The Pace of It Has Changed’
Martina McBride has been involved with the ACM Awards since she was nominated for New Female Vocalist of the Year in 1993. This year, she's up for Female Vocalist of the Year and despite the fact that she's still being nominated today, she says the show has changed a lot in the past 22 years.
"Well, the pace of it has changed, you know? I feel like there's a lot more music that we put in, which is great for the fans," she tells the Boot. "But, you know, sometimes I miss, I don't know, I miss when there were all the acceptance speeches. But, I mean, it's all good."
With so many changes in the awards show and the industry in general, it's easy to wonder if a young McBride would fit into the current crop of up and coming female artists.
"Right now, the culture isn't too friendly to females on the radio, so I don't know," she says. "But I think it never really has been. It's probably the same kind of battles. It's always just trying to do your best and find the best songs ... I've always been about the songs."
The 50th ACM Awards take place Sunday, April 19, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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