Martina McBride may be small in stature, but her voice – and her opinions – are loud and proud. During an appearance on “Larry King Now,” King tried to box the diminutive diva in when it came to the question of her LGBT fans.
He had asked whether she had suffered any repercussions in from conservatives in country music because of her open acceptance of the gay and lesbian community. No luck, Mr. King. “No, I don’t, actually,” she replied. “I think that it’s just your own personal morals and values, and…I believe in acceptance.”
McBride went on to say that while some may disapprove of their “lifestyle,” the issue is not as black and white. “I don’t know that you can generalize like that,” she offered. “Yes, there are people that are not tolerant and accepting. And then there are people that are . . . I think that there are people in every kind of music and every walk of life that are conservative — and people that don’t agree with it and people that do.” Something just about every country fan can agree on? McBride’s new album, “Everlasting.” A collection of 14 songs by some of her favorite singers, including Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin – it arrives in stores April 8th.