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.
Over the years, McBride has released ten studio albums and fifty singles. Her songs have peaked at the Number One spot five times: “Wild Angels,” “A Broken Wing,” “Wrong Again,” “I Love You” and “Blessed.” She has also released several Top 10 singles, including “My Baby Loves Me,” “Happy Girl,” “Concrete Angel” and “Anyway.”
Throughout her career, McBride has also been recognized with more than fifteen major music awards. She has won two Music Video of the Year awards for “Independence Day,” four Female Vocalist of the Year awards from CMA, an Honorary Award from the Academy of Country Music Awards and Favorite Country Female Artist from the American Music Awards, among others.
McBride’s albums have been certified Gold and Platinum in both the United States and Canada several times. Three of her songs have also been certified Gold: “Concrete Angel,” “This One’s for the Girls” and “In My Daughter’s Eyes.”
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