McBride Song Soundtracks Anti-Violence Campaign
Martina McBride, a longtime advocate of anti-domestic violence efforts, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline, is lending her support to Lifetime Television's anti-violence campaign.Martina McBride, a longtime advocate of anti-domestic violence efforts, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline, is lending her support to Lifetime Television's anti-violence campaign.
McBride's current hit country single, "Anyway," which she co-wrote with Brad and Brett Warren, will anchor a video trailer that will feature scenes from her her "Anyway" video, faces of sexual assault survivors by photographer Nobuko Oyabu and scenes from a new Lifetime movie, "A Life Interrupted."
The movie, which stars Lea Thompson, is the story of Debbie Smith, who after a brutal sexual assault in her own backyard, became the voice, face and name behind one of most effective pieces of anti-rape legislation in American history. The legislation, known as "The Debbie Smith Act," helped to eliminate the nationwide backlog of untested DNA kits.
The video trailer will air at the end of the film and will be highlighted in an online viral e-card encouraging involvement in the cause. "It's always great when your music not only entertains but makes a difference in others lives," McBride tells Billboard.com. "Lifetime Television also does that with their programming. It's a good fit for me."
McBride has done several projects with Lifetime, including speaking at an anti-domestic violence event in Washington, D.C., where she met Smith. "I'm always thrilled to be associated with this network," McBride says. "They appeal to women of all ages and they take that seriously by also enlightening and uplifting women. I have three daughters so this means a great deal to me."
The movie premieres April 23 at 9 p.m. ET on Lifetime. McBride's new album, "Waking Up Laughing," was released yesterday.