57 Facts About Martina McBride


Martina Mariea McBride is an American country music singer-songwriter and record producer.


Martina McBride is known for her soprano singing range and her country pop material.


Martina McBride signed to RCA Records in 1991, and made her debut the following year as a neo-traditionalist country singer with the single, "The Time Has Come".


Martina McBride has fourteen studio albums, two greatest hits compilations, one "live" album, as well as two additional compilation albums.


Martina McBride was born in Sharon, Kansas, on July 29,1966.


Martina McBride has two brothers, Martin and Steve, who play in her concert band as of 2017, and a sister, Gina.


Martina McBride began performing with a local rock band, The Penetrators, in Wichita instead.


John Martina McBride joined Garth Brooks's sound crew and later became his concert production manager.


Martina McBride occasionally joined her husband on the road and helped sell Garth Brooks souvenirs.


Martina McBride released her debut studio album by RCA Records in 1992, titled The Time Has Come.


Martina McBride later criticized these single choices, saying that she felt "Strangers" would have been a better followup, as that song was more popular with fans and later appeared on her first greatest-hits album.


In early 1997, after "Cry on the Shoulder of the Road" peaked, Martina McBride released two duets.


Martina McBride sang duet vocals on "Chances Are" with Bob Seger, featured on the soundtrack of the 1998 motion picture Hope Floats.


Martina McBride had her second number one on the country charts with "A Broken Wing", the second single from her Evolution album, in late 1997.


Also in 1998, Martina McBride released her first Christmas album titled White Christmas, which featured a rendition of "O Holy Night" that first charted in 1997 and continued to re-enter the charts until 2001.


Martina McBride sang a guest vocal on Jason Sellers' mid-1998 single "This Small Divide".


Carolyn Dawn Johnson sang backing vocals on "Blessed"; conversely, Martina McBride sang backing vocals on Johnson's late-2000 debut single, titled "Georgia".


Late in 2002, Martina McBride sang backing vocals on Andy Griggs's single "Practice Life".


In 2003, McBride released her seventh studio album, Martina, which celebrated womanhood.


In 2004, Martina McBride won the CMA's Female Vocalist award for the fourth time, following the wins in 2003,2002 and 1999, which tied her for the most wins in that category with Reba McEntire.


In 2006, Martina McBride served as a guest coach on Canadian Idol.


The remaining five finalists traveled to Nashville, where Martina McBride worked with the competitors on the songs they had chosen by country artists such as Gordon Lightfoot and Patsy Cline.


Martina McBride later joined Canadian Idol on a tour in the Spring.


In 2007, Martina McBride served as a guest coach on Fox Networks television series, American Idol.


In 2007, Martina McBride released her ninth studio album, Waking Up Laughing.


Martina McBride set up her Waking Up Laughing Tour in 2007, which included country artists Rodney Atkins, Little Big Town, and Jason Michael Carroll.


Martina McBride lent her voice singing "Anyway" in a Lifetime movie called, "A Life Interrupted" which premiered on April 23,2007.


Martina McBride recorded an electronically produced duet with Elvis Presley, performing his song "Blue Christmas" as a duet with him on his latest compilation, The Elvis Presley Christmas Duets.


Martina McBride wrapped up production of her tenth studio album in late 2008.


Martina McBride co-produced the album with Dann Huff, and it featured "Sunny Side Up", a song that she co-wrote.


Martina McBride initiated the Shine All Night Tour, a co-headlining venture with fellow country star and friend Trace Adkins and opening act Sarah Buxton.


On June 10,2010, Billboard announced that Martina McBride had collaborated on a song with Kid Rock.


In late June 2010, Martina McBride was nominated for a Teen Choice Award, "Favorite Country Female Artist", alongside country stars Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift and Gretchen Wilson.


Martina McBride exited RCA in November 2010 and signed with Republic Nashville.


Martina McBride began working on a new studio album with producer Byron Gallimore.


Martina McBride told Country Weekly that she co-wrote eight of the eleven songs on the album; she decided to write more frequently because she felt more confident in her songwriting ability after "Anyway" had become a hit.


In September 2011, Martina McBride was nominated for the CMA's Female Vocalist award for the 15th time, and 14th time consecutively.


In September 2014, Martina McBride received her 17th Female Vocalist nomination from the Country Music Association.


Martina McBride was tied with Reba McEntire for most nominations in any vocalist category, until McEntire's 18th nomination in 2017.


In 2016, Martina McBride released a new single called "Reckless", the title track for a new album.


On June 8,2016, Martina McBride debuted the video for her second single, "Just Around The Corner", during the CMT Music Awards.


Band Against Cancer is a community-based movement led by Sarah Cannon in partnership with Big Machine Label Group and Martina McBride, which aims to raise awareness, support and resources to those diagnosed with cancer.


Martina McBride was selected as one of 30 artists to perform on "Forever Country", a mash-up track of Take Me Home, Country Roads; On the Road Again; and I Will Always Love You which celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards.


Martina McBride has launched a new show on Food Network, airing on Sundays at 11am eastern.


In 2019, Martina McBride began the podcast Vocal Point, a "free-wheeling, wide-ranging" topical conversation series.


On May 4,2020, Martina McBride appeared in the second-season episode of NBC's Songland and released the song "Girls Like Me".


In March 2022, Martina McBride sold her Master Royalty Rights to Primary Wave.


Martina McBride took ownership and distribution rights for her Everlasting album and the singer's It's the Holiday Season Christmas album.


Martina McBride was announced as the opening act for The Judds Final Tour, scheduled to begin in summer 2022.


Joe Galante said this was "an enormous choice in terms of money," but Martina McBride had made it very clear that she wanted to be present in her daughters' lives.


Martina McBride has served as a spokeswoman for the National Domestic Violence Hotline as well as for the National Network to End Domestic Violence and national spokeswoman for the Tulsa Domestic Violence and Intervention Services.


Martina McBride was awarded the "Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award" in 2003.


Martina McBride explained that educating girls and women on domestic violence is something she works on at home with her own daughters, stating:.


Martina McBride appeared on the Stand Up 2 Cancer Telethon in September 2010, where she performed "Unchained Melody" with Leona Lewis, Aaron Neville, and Stevie Wonder.


Martina McBride has a charity initiative called "Team Music is Love".


Martina McBride has received a number of awards, including the Country Music Association Award for Female Vocalist of the Year, with her fourth win in 2004.


Martina McBride has been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, but has never won.