Martina McBride At Grand Ole Opry Country Music Show - Nashville
Introduced to music at an early age by her father, country artist Martina McBride has gained a large and strong following and has gained a lot of success in her career. Born in July of 1966 in the small town of Sharon, Kansas, Martina began singing with her father’s band “The Schiffters” by the time she was nine. In 1987, she gathered together a group of musicians, Lotus, and rented space from a studio engineer named John McBride. The next year, the two married and, soon after, moved to Nashville, where they joined up with Garth Brooks’ sound crew. In 1990, Brooks offered Martina the position of his opening act, which helped her gain a recording contract with RCA Nashville the next year. Over the next few years, McBride gained her fame and, in 1995, she was given the honor to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry.