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Martina McBride

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We might never have heard one of country music’s most powerful voices if not for Garth Brooks. Martina McBride worked for Brooks selling souvenirs at his shows during her early days in Nashville, while her husband, John, worked sound at his gigs. Brooks was so impressed with her work ethic that he offered her a slot as his opening act if she could land a recording contract, which she took him up on after the release of her debut album, ‘The Time Has Come,’ in 1992. That album featured strong country influences, but struggled to make a dent in the marketplace. McBride’s second album, ‘The Way That I Am,’ turned her more in a country-pop direction that would become her signature, and scored hits with the title song, “Life No. 9″ and “Independence Day,” which earned CMA Video and Song of the Year honors. McBride has gone on to a string of successful singles that highlight her unique penchant for choosing songs with a big message, including “A Broken Wing,” “Love’s the Only House,” “Blessed,” “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” and “Concrete Angel.” Her powerful voice has earned her CMA Female Vocalist of the Year honors four times, and the ACM Top Female Vocalist trophy three times. McBride is also very active in charity work, especially with a focus on domestic violence awareness and prevention.

  • Birth Name: Martina Mariea Schiff
  • Top Songs: "Independence Day," "A Broken Wing," "Wild Angels"
  • Did You Know? McBride and her husband, John, own Blackbird Studio, one of the most sought-after studios in Nashville.
  • Further Reading: Top 10 Martina McBride Songs
 
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10 Best Martina McBride Songs

Martina McBride songs are an irrefutable part of the country music canon. She can stop time with a single powerful note in an emotional ballad, but can still make you dance in your car to her more lighthearted, upbeat tunes.

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Martina McBride Celebrating 25 Years in Music and ‘Enjoying It Now More Than Ever’

All Martina McBride wanted was a career that lasted 10 years.

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Martina McBride Helps Paralyzed Music Student Walk Again

Martina McBride and her husband helped to come to the rescue after one of their music students was paralyzed in a devastating accident.

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Watch Martina McBride’s National Anthem at the Predators’ First Stanley Cup Final Home Game

Martina McBride took the ice before the Nashville Predators game on Saturday (June 3) to perform the National Anthem at Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

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Rumor Has It Martina McBride Will Sing the National Anthem at Stanley Cup Game 3

Martina McBride may be the next country superstar in line to perform the National Anthem at a Nashville Predators game.

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Ed Helms Adds Martina McBride to Bonnaroo Bluegrass SuperJam

Comedian, actor and banjo player Ed Helms is making a special appearance again at Bonnaroo Music Festival in 2017 to host the Bluegrass SuperJam, and he's added one of the biggest names in country music to his lineup.

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‘The Voice': Brennley Brown Amazes With Martina McBride’s ‘Anyway’ [Watch]

Fifteen-year-old Brennley Brown gave her best performance yet on The Voice with Martina McBride's "Anyway" on Monday (May 8).

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Martina McBride Thrilled Over Husband’s Healthy Lifestyle Change

Martina McBride recently opened up about an important change her husband has made in his lifestyle.

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Martina McBride Hosts Baby Shower for Homeless Young Women

Martina McBride, along with her charitable initiative Team Music Is Love, recently carried out an extra special day for some New York City mothers and mothers-to-be.

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Martina McBride Brings Girl Power to New York City [Pictures]

Martina McBride fronted the lineup for CMT’s Next Women of Country Tour, with special guests Lauren Alaina, Post Monroe and Maggie Rose. The tour made a stop in the heart of New York City’s Times Square, and McBride led a fully girl-powered show just in time for Women’s Day, with Taste of Country on hand to capture some exclusive concert pictures.

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