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This one's for the McBride fans

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 – Martina McBride fans, get your karaoke face on.

The singer is teaming up with MySpace.com to give fans the chance to karaoke for McBride. Fans can sing songs from "Shine," including her current Top 20 single, Wrong, Baby, Wrong, as well as McBride classics, including This One's For The Girls.

Myspace.com will narrow down the entries to 20, and McBride will pick the winner, who gets travel and accommodations to meet the superstar and check out the tour stop in Atlanta on May 1. Fans can log on to McBride's MySpace page to give their best shot.

Fans not interested in doing their best McBride rendition can follow McBride on Twitter for ticket giveaways via a Twitter scavenger hunt. She personally hides the tickets with a hand-written note on the day of the show, and the hunt begins. McBride tweets clues for the location of the tickets until they are found. Winners are encouraged to tweet a photo of themselves with the tickets.

"The Twitter ticket hunt is a really fun way to connect with the fans in each city, and we have a blast doing it," said McBride. "I tweet the clues myself so it's really cool to see the winners in the front row. Sometimes they even bring the envelope and wave and say thanks."

"Martina Moments" is another way that McBride is trying to connect with her fans. This week fans get a backstage look at how McBride prepares for her show with the "Dance Party" episode. It will be available on Thursday at McBride's web site.

Other moments, including a visit to McBride's hometown, McBride onstage with Kid Rock and behind the scenes at the video shoot for Wrong, Baby, Wrong. New moments are added weekly.

Finally, fan club members can chat with McBride tomorrow at 7 p.m. central by asking questions through her web site. Everyone can view the web chat as well.

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