‘Songland’ Martina McBride Episode Songs: How to Download The Winner

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The latest episode of NBC’s Songland features four artists performing songs that they wrote for Martina McBride, an award-winning country music singe Ahead of the performances, coach/judge Shane McAnally said of McBride, “One of the biggest cuts you can get is on Martina McBride because she records the best songs” and coach/judge Ryan Tedder added that she is “country royalty.”

Ahead is a rundown of McBride’s episode, including the winning song and how to download it.


Contestants

Jeffrey James Performs "We Can Be (Heroes)" (Original Song Performance) – Songland 2020Songland songwriter Jeffrey James sings the original song "We Can Be (Heroes)." » Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/NBCSongland » Watch Songland Mondays 10/9c on NBC! » Stream Anytime: https://www.nbc.com/songland/episodes SONGLAND ON SOCIAL: Like Songland on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NBCSongland Follow Songland on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBCSongland Follow Songland on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nbcsongland Find Songland trailers, full episode highlights, previews, promos, clips, and digital exclusives here. NBC ON SOCIAL: NBC YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc Like NBC: http://Facebook.com/NBC Follow NBC: http://Twitter.com/NBC NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbc NBC Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/NBCtv/ ABOUT SONGLAND "Songland" serves as a destination for music's biggest stars to find their next hit. The series is an authentic peek into the process of songwriting and provides one winner per episode the opportunity to have their song released by chart-topping artists. Season 2 guest recording artists include Boyz II Men, Florida Georgia Line, Luis Fonsi, H.E.R., Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Julia Michaels, Ben Platt, Bebe Rexha and Usher. Four songwriters will perform their original tracks in front of the guest artist and three of the most successful producers in music – Ryan Tedder (lead singer of OneRepublic and four-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer), Ester Dean (Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer) and Shane McAnally (three-time Grammy-winning songwriter and producer). In the end, a winner will be chosen and their song will be recorded and released for a global audience. Jeffrey James Performs "We Can Be (Heroes)" (Original Song Performance) – Songland 2020 https://youtu.be/ltZa8fI2qwU Songland https://www.youtube.com/NBCSongland2020-05-01T13:00:28.000Z

Prior to seeing the contestants perform the original versions of their songs, McBride said that she’s “coming into this with an open mind.”

“The most fun thing for me right now at this stage in my career is to just be open to whatever comes along that moves me … I have had a lot of songs that tell other people’s stories, which is such a privilege, to be able to sing a song that so many people relate to. I love the big anthem, you know me. I love what Songland stands for because it’s all about supporting young songwriters and giving them an opportunity.”

The contestants who sang for McBride were:

  • Ckay, Nutley, New Jersey, “Heroes”
  • Halie, Thayer, Missouri, “Girls Like Me”
  • Wolves, Los Angeles, California, “Miracle”
  • Jeffrey James, Brownsburg, Indiana, “We Could Be Heroes”

The three artists who advanced were Ckay, who was assigned to work with producer Shane McAnally, Halie, who was assigned to Ester Dean, and Jeffrey, who was assigned to Ryan Tedder.


The Winning Song

Is One of These Songs Martina McBride's Next Big Hit? – Songland 2020Watch these songwriters perform their original pieces for Martina McBride. » Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/NBCSongland » Watch Songland Mondays 10/9c on NBC! » Stream Anytime: https://www.nbc.com/songland/episodes SONGLAND ON SOCIAL: Like Songland on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NBCSongland Follow Songland on Twitter: http://twitter.com/NBCSongland Follow Songland on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nbcsongland Find Songland trailers, full episode highlights, previews, promos, clips, and digital exclusives here. NBC ON SOCIAL: NBC YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc Like NBC: http://Facebook.com/NBC Follow NBC: http://Twitter.com/NBC NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbc NBC Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/NBCtv/ ABOUT SONGLAND "Songland" serves as a destination for music's biggest stars to find their next hit. The series is an authentic peek into the process of songwriting and provides one winner per episode the opportunity to have their song released by chart-topping artists. Season 2 guest recording artists include Boyz II Men, Florida Georgia Line, Luis Fonsi, H.E.R., Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Julia Michaels, Ben Platt, Bebe Rexha and Usher. Four songwriters will perform their original tracks in front of the guest artist and three of the most successful producers in music – Ryan Tedder (lead singer of OneRepublic and four-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer), Ester Dean (Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer) and Shane McAnally (three-time Grammy-winning songwriter and producer). In the end, a winner will be chosen and their song will be recorded and released for a global audience. Is One of These Songs Martina McBride's Next Big Hit? – Songland 2020 https://youtu.be/STbTe3WuyHA Songland https://www.youtube.com/NBCSongland2020-05-04T14:13:42.000Z

After hearing the reworked songs, McBride chose Halie’s “Girls Like Me,” which Halie and Ester really revamped into an anthem for every woman, everywhere.

“Most girls feel scared sometimes to be themselves because we’re a little worried about what others might think of us,” said Halie about her song. “Everybody’s trying to be ‘perfect,’ but in reality, none of us are and it’s OK. I’m so grateful that Songland has connected me to Martina because it’s hard to break out sometimes in Nashville and for her to hear it, it just changes everything.”

McBride added, “There was one song from the very beginning that I just felt a connection with and as I was hearing it today, the wheels started turning … there’s something about this melody that evokes an almost physical reaction. A great melody can just make you cry or whatever and I feel like this is that kind of melody … I would love to sing that from a perspective of somebody who has been through it and is mentoring, saying it’s gonna be OK … I’m a mother of three daughters and I do feel like my audience sees me sometimes as a friend, as a mother, as a sister, somebody they can look to for advice.”

McBride also said that giving this kind of opportunity to an up-and-coming songwriter was a huge privilege.

“I think it was a really valuable lesson for [Halie] to work with Ester and get to take this song and really broaden it so that so many people are going to be able to relate to it. It just feels universal. When people hear me sing this song, they will believe it and feel that it’s an authentic Martina McBride cut.”

Girls Like Me (From Songland)Provided to YouTube by Stem Disintermedia Inc. Girls Like Me (From Songland) · Martina McBride Girls Like Me (From Songland) ℗ 2020 Vinyl Recordings, LLC Released on: 2020-05-04 Producer: Martina McBride Producer: Nathan Chapman Writer: Martina McBride Writer: Halie Wooldridge Writer: Dan Swank Writer: Alexis Kristine Shadle Writer: Michael Tyler Writer: Ester Dean Writer: Shane McAnally Writer: Ryan Tedder Writer: Stephanie Chapman Auto-generated by YouTube.2020-05-03T10:03:04.000Z

You can hear the full song on Songland’s and McBride’s YouTube channel and download it now on iTunes and Spotify.

Songland airs Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, following new episodes of The Voice.

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