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Martina McBride

Martina McBride

Martina McBride can thank her husband and Garth Brooks — not to mention her powerful voice — for her status as one of the most successful acts in country music. Born and raised in Sharon, Kan., McBride performed with her father’s local band, the Schiffters (McBride’s maiden name is Schiff), as a child, before forming her own local group. The new ensemble rented studio space from her future husband, studio engineer John McBride; the couple married in 1988 and moved to Nashville soon after. When her husband joined Garth Brooks’ tour crew, McBride often accompanied him on the road, even selling t-shirts for a time. Brooks promised McBride that if she got a record deal, she could open for him — and he kept his word: McBride signed with RCA Nashville in 1991 and toured with Brooks in the early ’90s. The songstress released her debut album, ‘The Time Has Come,’ in 1992, but it wasn’t until her third album, 1995′s ‘Wild Angels,’ that McBride earned her first No. 1, with the disc’s title track. Her songs ‘Independence Day’ and ‘A Broken Wing’ have become rallying cries for victims of domestic violence, a cause for which McBride is a tireless advocate. In 2014, McBride authored a cookbook, ‘Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year;’ released a record of R&B and soul covers, ‘Everlasting;’ and signed to the Nash Icon label.

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Top 10 Martina McBride Songs

Martina McBride has seen great success in her career. Since signing with RCA Nashville in 1991 and making her country music debut with 'The Time Has Come' in 1992, McBride has recorded 12 albums, been nominated for 14 Grammys (not to mention countless other awards) and sold over 14 million records.

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Martina McBride to Receive Music Business Association Humanitarian Award

Martina McBride has plenty of trophies for her powerful singing voice, but now she is receiving an award for her compassionate side.

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17 Years Ago: Martina McBride Hits No. 1 With ‘A Broken Wing’

Seventeen years ago today (Jan. 10, 1998), Martina McBride soared to No. 1 with the single 'A Broken Wing,' from her multi-platinum-selling album 'Evolution.'

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Martina McBride, ‘Wild Angels’ — Story Behind the Song

'Wild Angels,' off Martina McBride's 1995 album of the same name, became the songstress' first No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart (now known as the Hot Country Songs chart). Writer Matraca Berg tells The Boot how she, Gary Harrison and Harry Stinson crafted the hit.

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Martina McBride to Perform on Debut of Live Online Music Series

Martina McBride will perform for the debut of a live online music series, 'Skyville Live,' which will premiere on Jan. 14. The songstress will be joined by R&B star Gladys Knight and soul singer Estelle for the episode.

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Martina + John McBride — Country’s Greatest Love Stories

Since May 15, 1988, Martina McBride and sound engineer John McBride have been part of an inspiring love story. And the singer's husband attributes it to divine intervention.

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Top 10 Country Christmas Songs

The most wonderful time of the year is here, and the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties and tree-trimming is probably keeping you busy. But you can't have the holidays without music!

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Martina McBride Signs Deal With Nash Icon Music

Martina McBride is the latest artist to sign with Nash Icon Music, the joint venture of Cumulus Media and Big Machine Label Group which includes recently inked superstars Ronnie Dunn and Reba McEntire.

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The Best Country Star Yearbook Photos

Yearbook photos: They're a rite of passage, in a way. Everyone has that one photo they cringe at, or the 8x10 that mom still has hanging in the hallway, highlighting the fact that you were an awkward tween in every sense. Even famous country stars had to get yearbook photos taken before they were in the spotlight and on the red carpet.

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Top 10 Country Thanksgiving Songs

We all have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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