Controversy to Spotlight Martina, Tanya

The series CMT Controversy returns in October with episodes featuring Martina McBride’s “Independence Day” and Tanya Tucker’s “Would You Lay With Me in a Field of Stone.” In 1995, “Independence Day” brought spousal abuse to the airwaves and quickly established McBride as a powerful and socially aware singer. Tucker recorded the sexually suggestive song “Would You Lay With Me …” at age 15, leading some to question the adults supporting her career. The “Independence Day” episode debuts Oct. 10, and the “Would You Lay With Me …” episode airs Oct. 24. 08/22/03