Martina McBride has signed a management deal with Clint Higham, president of Morris Artist Management. Higham, who is based in Nashville, also manages Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen. He has been with the company for 18 years. "Excited is an understatement when it comes to how I feel about starting this partnership with Clint," says McBride. "He has strong and focused ideas about my career and the opportunities that lie ahead. I have the utmost respect not only for his talent and passion as a manager but also for his integrity both professionally and personally." McBride had been represented by Bruce Allen Talent in Vancouver, Canada, since her early career.