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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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Story Behind the Song: Martina McBride, ‘Anyway’

Martina McBride shares the story of her song "Anyway."

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Martina McBride Premieres ‘Just Around the Corner’ Video at 2016 CMT Music Awards

Martina McBride debuted her "Just Around the Corner" music video at the 2016 CMT Music Awards.

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Watch Steven Tyler and Martina McBride Sing ‘Cryin” at 2016 CMA Music Festival

On Day 3 of the 2016 CMA Music Festival, Martina McBride joined Steven Tyler onstage for "Cryin'."

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Fan-Favorite Artists Slated for 2016 CMA Music Festival’s Fan Fair X

The lineup for Fan Fair X at the 2016 CMA Music Festival has been announced.

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Video Shootout: Home Free vs. Brandy Clark vs. Martina McBride

Home Free, Brandy Clark and Martina McBride compete in The Boot's Video Shootout.

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Martina McBride and Sarah Cannon Announce Tour

Country star Martina McBride and leading cancer network Sarah Cannon are teaming up for the Sarah Cannon Tour concert series to support their joint venture Band Against Cancer.

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Top 10 Mother’s Day Country Songs

A list of country music's best songs about mothers.

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Martina McBride Sings ‘Reckless’ at 2016 American Country Countdown Awards

Martina McBride performed "Reckless" at the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards.

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Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam Open the 2016 ACC Awards With Girl Power [WATCH]

Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam performed "This One's for the Girls" at the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards.

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Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam Teaming Up at 2016 ACC Awards

Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Cam will open the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards with a collaborative performance.

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