Martina And John McBride Open Up New Recording Academy

Martina McBride, along with husband and sound engineer John, have opened the Blackbird Academy in Nashville. "Opening a school has been a dream of mine for a long time," John tells Great American Country.

"I believe we can provide a better and more affordable educational solution than what is currently available, and that offers our students real-world knowledge that they will use moving toward a career of audio recording or live sound engineering. We want to change the world and make it better for the next generation. The Blackbird Academy is just the place to make that happen," he added.

HGTV's Robert and Cortney Novogratz will redesign the studio space, which has played host to the likes of Kenny Chesney, the Black Eyed Peas, Bruce Springsteen, Lionel Richie and Taylor Swift.

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