WABASH – WWKI 100.5 will welcome country singer superstar Martina McBride for her performance on the Ford Theater stage at the Honeywell Center Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Corporate sponsorship for this performance is provided by the Wabash County Hospital. Associate sponsor is hibu.
Recently, McBride made history as the first solo female artist to debut at No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart with an independently released and distributed album in the chart’s 50-year history, according to a  press release from the Honeywell Center. Her album “Everlasting” is Martina’s fifth No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart.
Martina first made the country charts in 1992. Her hit records since then have included “Wild Angels,” “Safe in the Arms of Love,” “Wrong Again,” “Blessed,” “My Baby Loves Me,” “Life #9,” “Love’s the Only House,” “Whatever You Say,” “Where Would You Be,” “In My Daughter’s Eyes,” “When God Fearin’ Women Get the Blues” and “A Broken Wing.”
She is known for singing lyrics of substance and songs that challenge listeners, the release states. Martina has addressed domestic violence in “Independence Day,” female empowerment in “This One’s for the Girls,” child abuse in “Concrete Angel,” alcoholism in “Cheap Whiskey,” poverty in “God’s Will” and cancer in “I’m Gonna Love You Through It.”
To date, Martina McBride has sold over 18 million albums, which have included 20 top 10 hits and six No. 1 smashes. She has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Associations and three wins for Top Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music.
Tickets are $45, $65, $85 and $125, and may be purchased at the Honeywell Center box office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling 260-563-1102 or visiting www.honeywellcenter.org