CERRITOS -- Prolific country music queen Martina McBride kicks off the 2018-19 season at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with a concert of her greatest hits on Friday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m.
Purchase tickets, which start from $75, at the CCPA Ticket Office, cerritoscenter.com, or by calling (562) 916-8500.
Since her debut album, “The Time Has Come,” was released in 1992, McBride has blazed an enviable trail of hits, including the Grammy-nominated Independence Day, Safe in the Arms of Love, Still Holding On, I Love You, and On My Own.
The country music legend has sold 18 million albums, earning more than 15 major music awards – including four “Female Vocalist of the Year” honors from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music Awards for “Top Female Vocalist.”
Her “Evolution” album featured a duet with Jim Brickman, Valentine, which soared to the Top 10, and helped her to cross over into the adult contemporary charts. The album also showcased the hits Happy Girl, Whatever You Say, and the No. One hits A Broken Wing and Wrong Again, cementing McBride’s status as Country music royalty.
Her success spawned more acclaimed works, including the albums Emotion, Love’s the Only House, There You Are, It's My Time, and Timeless. In 2014’s Everlasting, McBride veered toward Soul and R&B, tackling Aretha Franklin's Do Right Woman, Do Right Man, and the Supremes’ Come See About Me.
Everlasting was the first independent album by a female artist to debut at No. One on the Billboard Country album chart. McBride’s latest album is Reckless, which reveals “that McBride remains an artist of the first order,” hails the Los Angeles Times.
Aside from her 14 Gold Records, nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum records, and two Triple Platinum Awards, McBride was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work on domestic violence.
Through her Team Music Is Love charity initiative, McBride partners with nonprofit causes to raise funds for hunger relief, cancer research, combating domestic violence, and helping children in need.
For tickets or more information on McBride’s concert, call (562) 916-8500 or go to cerritoscenter.com.