American country music singer-songwriter Martina Mariea McBride (née Schiff; born July 29, 1966) is also a record producer. She is well-known for both her country pop compositions and her soprano vocal range.
McBride moved to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1989 after being born in Sharon, Kansas. She joined RCA Records in 1991, and the following year, with the single “The Time Has Come,” she made her neo-traditionalist country music debut. She eventually created a crossover pop sound akin to Shania Twain and Faith Hill, and she had a number of big success singles on the Billboard country chart as well as on occasion the adult contemporary list. Between 1995 and 2001, five of these singles peaked at No. 1 on the country chart, and one reached that position on the adult contemporary chart in 2003.
In addition to her fourteen studio albums, McBride has released two best hits collections, one “live” album, and two more compilation albums. Two of her compilation albums and eight of her studio albums have earned RIAA Gold or higher certifications. She has sold over 14 million albums in the United States. In addition, McBride has received three “Top Female Vocalist” awards from the AcademyCountry of Country Music and four Country Music Association Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year (tied with Reba McEntire for third-most wins). She has also been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards.
Martina McBride Early life
On July 29, 1966, McBride was born in Sharon, Kansas. As of 2017, she has a sister named Gina and two brothers named Martin and Steve who each perform in her performance band.
Daryl and Jeanne Schiff, McBride’s parents, ran a dairy farm. She was first introduced to country music by Daryl, who also had a carpentry company. She developed a passion for singing thanks to listening to country music. She spent hours after school singing along to songs by well-known performers like Reba McEntire, Linda Ronstadt, Juice Newton, Jeanne Pruett, Connie Smith, and Patsy Cline. Martina started singing with “The Schiffters,” a band her father fronted, when she was about eight or nine years old. As she became older, she gradually expanded her involvement in the band from only singing to joining them on the keyboard. When she was younger, she liked to perform.
In Wichita, McBride started playing with the local rock group The Penetrators. Then, in 1987, Schiff put together a band named Lotus and began looking for a place to practice; she started renting space from recording engineer John McBride. the two tied the knot in 1988
In 1989, the newlyweds relocated to Nashville, Tennessee, with the intention of starting a career in country music. As a member of Garth Brooks’ sound team, John McBride later rose to the position of concert production manager. She periodically accompanied her husband on tour and assisted with the merchandise sales for Garth Brooks. In 1990, Brooks made her the conditional offer to be his opening act in exchange for signing a recording contract after being moved by her infectious enthusiasm. Her husband assisted in the production of her demo tape during this period while he was working with country musicians Charlie Daniels and Ricky Van Shelton. This tape helped her land a recording deal with RCA Nashville Records in 1991.
Martina McBride Music career
1992–1995: The Time Has Come and The Way That I Am
The Time Has Come, McBride’s first studio album, was released by RCA Records in 1992. Paul Worley and Ed Seay produced it. The lead single from this album reached number 23 on the country music charts, however the following two singles both fell short of the Top 40. The Time Has Come contained honky tonk and country folk influences, in contrast to her later albums that had more of a country pop influence.
McBride’s sophomore album was titled The Way That I Am. Her first two singles from the album both reached the top 10 in the country charts: “Life No. 9” debuted at number six and the de facto album’s title song, “My Baby Loves Me,” peaked at number two. The first song was previously a Top 10 hit for Patricia Conroy in Canada. Due to the objections of several radio programmers, the third single, “Independence Day,” which was about a mother retaliating against abuse by destroying the family house, was unable to make it into the Top 10. At the Country Music Association Awards, “Independence Day” took home the prizes for Video of the Year and Song of the Year.
Gretchen Peters, the song’s author, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Song as a result of it. Additionally, McBride received a Grammy Award nomination for the song’s Best Female Country Vocal Performance. The song was performed by McBride at the 1995 Grammy Awards. The fourth and fifth singles from The Way That I Am fared less well: “Where I Used to Have a Heart” failed to crack the Top 40, and “Heart Trouble” peaked at number 21.
eventually, McBride disputed these single selections, claiming that “Strangers” would have made a better follow-up because it was more well-liked by fans and eventually included on her first greatest-hits album. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) awarded platinum certification to The Way That I Am.
As it was developed and published, “My Baby Loves Me (Just The Way That I Am)” proved to have a sing-along quality, which prompted McBride to perform it that such in her subsequent concerts.
1995–1999: Wild Angels and Evolution
Wild Angels, McBride’s third album, was released in 1995. “Safe in the Arms of Love,” the album’s lead single, which had previously been covered by both Wild Choir and Baillie & the Boys and was concurrently released in Canada by Michelle Wright at the time of McBride’s version, contributed to another Top 5 smash. Early in 1996, McBride’s first No. 1 single on the country charts was the album’s title track. “Phones Are Ringin’ All Over Town,” “Swingin’ Doors,” and “Cry on the Shoulder of the Road,” the third, fourth, and fifth singles from the album, were less popular and just managed to crack the Top 40.
After “Cry on the Shoulder of the Road” reached its pinnacle, McBride released two duets in the beginning of 1997. The lead-off singles for her fourth album Evolution and Clint Black’s album Nothin’ but the Taillights were “Still Holding On” (a duet with Black) and “Valentine” (a collaboration with pop pianist Jim Brickman that featured on Brickman’s album Picture This). Additionally, she sang a vocal duet with Bob Seger on the song “Chances Are” from the Hope Floats album, which was released in 1998.
With “A Broken Wing,” the second song from her Evolution album, she achieved her second number one on the country charts in late 1997. Following the release of “Valentine,” “Happy Girl,” “Wrong Again” (which also reached number one), and “Whatever You Say,” Evolution produced four more Top 10 successes at country radio. The Recording Industry Association of America awarded the album double platinum certification for sales toward the end of 1998 after it sold two million copies. She also received the “Female Vocalist of the Year” award from the Country Music Association Awards in 1999 and gave a performance for President Bill Clinton at the same time.
A performance of “O Holy Night” from McBride’s debut Christmas album, White Christmas, which was released in 1998, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1997 and remained there until 2001. Additionally, she provided a guest vocal on the mid-1998 song “This Small Divide” by Jason Sellers.
1999–2002: Emotion and Greatest Hits
Emotion, McBride’s sixth studio album, was made available in 1999. In 1999, the album’s debut track, “I Love You,” topped the Billboard country charts and also appeared on the Adult Contemporary list. The song’s follow-ups “Love’s the Only House” and “There You Are” also reached the Top 5 at country radio, while “It’s My Time” peaked at number 11.
The year 2001 saw the publication of her debut collection, Greatest Hits. Her highest-selling album, it has earned three Platinum sales certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America. It comprised the most of her biggest songs up to that point as well as the album track “Strangers” from The Way That I Am, which she included on the album despite feeling like it belonged on a single.
In addition, there were four brand-new songs on the album, all of which peaked in the Top 10 of the country music charts between 2001 and 2003: “Blessed” (at number 1), “Where Would You Be” (at number 3), and “Concrete Angel” (at number 5) are the top four songs, followed by “When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues” (at number 8). On “Blessed,” Carolyn Dawn Johnson provided the background vocals; in contrast, McBride provided the backing vocals on Johnson’s late-2000 breakthrough single, “Georgia.” McBride sang background vocals to Andy Griggs’ song “Practice Life” before the end of 2002.
Martina, McBride’s seventh studio album, was a celebration of women and was released in 2003. The first single, “This One’s for the Girls,” became her lone number-one success on the Adult Contemporary charts and peaked at number three on the country charts. Faith Hill, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, and McBride’s children, Delaney and Emma, all contributed backing vocals. The follow-up song “In My Daughter’s Eyes” also reached the Top 5 in adult contemporary and country. Her cameo participation on Jimmy Buffett’s single “Trip Around the Sun,” whose chart run overlapped that of “God’s Will,” helped her guest songs “How Far” and “God’s Will” both chart in the Top 20 at country radio.
Following victories in 2003, 2002, and 1999, McBride won the CMA’s Female Vocalist award for a total of four times in 2004, tying Reba McEntire for the most victories in that category.
2005–2008: Timeless and Waking Up Laughing
McBride’s next studio album, Timeless, which was composed entirely of country covers, was released in 2005 after she achieved fame with her country pop-influenced music. The album featured cover versions of country music classics like Hank Williams’ “You Win Again,” Loretta Lynn’s “You Ain’t Woman Enough,” and Kris Kristofferson’s “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” McBride and her husband employed veteran Nashville session musicians and used antiquated analog gear to make the album suit its vintage aesthetic. The album has the strongest sales start for a Martina McBride album with over 250,000 copies sold in its first week.
The album’s lead song, a rendition of “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” by Lynn Anderson, peaked at number 18 on the country charts, however the remaining two singles both fell short of the top 40.
McBride worked as a Canadian Idol guest coach in 2006. The remaining five contestants made the trip to Nashville, where McBride collaborated with the contestants on the songs they had selected by country musicians including Gordon Lightfoot and Patsy Cline. Nelly Furtado and Cyndi Lauper were among the other special guests that year. Later, in the spring, McBride went on tour with Canadian Idol. Additionally, McBride worked as a guest coach on the American Idol television program on Fox Networks in 2007.
Waking Up Laughing, McBride’s tenth studio album, was released in 2007. For the first time, McBride contributed to some of the songs on this album. In 2007, she organized the Waking Up Laughing Tour, which featured Rodney Atkins, Little Big Town, and Jason Michael Carroll. Her first Top 10 hit since 2003, the album’s lead track, “Anyway,” reached No. 5 on the Billboard Country Chart. Additionally, she provided vocal assistance for the song “Anyway” in the Lifetime film “A Life Interrupted,” which had its premiere on April 23, 2007. “How I Feel,” its follow-up, made it to the Top 15. Martina McBride: Live In Concert, a CD/DVD combo, was published in the spring of 2008 by McBride. In September 2007, Moline, Illinois, hosted the recording.
Six Degrees of Martina McBride was a special program that The ABC Television Network debuted in July 2007. Participants from all over the country were given the task of tracing their ties to McBride using a maximum of six different strategies. A direct connection to McBride was eventually made by the “winner” of this challenge through McBride’s husband John, who knew someone who knew someone else.
Elvis Presley and McBride collaborated on an electronically created duet, singing “Blue Christmas” together for his most recent collection, The Elvis Presley Christmas Duets. On December 16, 2008, Playlist: The Very Best of Martina McBride, a compilation album, was made available as a part of the Sony BMG Playlist series. There are three unpublished songs and 11 previously released songs on the CD.
Late in 2008, McBride completed work on her ninth studio album. When “Ride” was made available to radio stations in October 2008, it debuted on the Hot Country Songs list at position 43. It peaked at number eleven on the chart in March 2009, just missing the Top 10. At the end of the year, Kristin Barlowe also released a music video. On March 24, 2009, RCA Records published the album Shine, which debuted at the top of the U.S. Country album chart and at number 10 on the Billboard 200.
The album was co-produced by McBride and Dann Huff, and it included the song “Sunny Side Up,” which she co-wrote. In May 2009, the second single, “I Just Call You Mine,” was released; it peaked at number 20. “Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong” was the third single from Shine, and it was co-written by the Warren Brothers with Stephen Barker Liles of Love and Theft and Robert Ellis Orrall.
Along with friend and fellow country music artist Trace Adkins, McBride also started the Shine All Night Tour, which also featured opening act Sarah Buxton. The tour ran from November 2009 till May 2010.
On June 10, 2010, Billboard revealed that McBride and Kid Rock had written a song together. Along with other country music icons like Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, and Gretchen Wilson, McBride was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category of “Favorite Country Female Artist” at the end of June 2010.
McBride received two nominations for American Country Awards in the late 2010 season (Best Female Single & Touring Artist of the Year with Trace Adkins). In addition to the ACA nominations, she also garnered her 14th Country Music Association nomination for Female Vocalist in October.
2010–2016: Eleven and Everlasting
In November 2010, McBride parted ways with RCA and joined Republic Nashville. She started collaborating with producer Byron Gallimore on a fresh studio album. In addition to writing “Teenage Daughters” with the Warren Brothers, she also co-wrote it for Republic Nashville. Eight of the album’s eleven tracks were co-written by McBride, according to Country Weekly; she made the decision to write more often after “Anyway” became a hit because she felt more certain in her songwriting skills. In June 2011, a music video for the album track “One Night” that served as a NASCAR promotional tool was published.
As the second single from the album, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” was made available on July 25, 2011. The song was a financial and critical success, reaching number 4 and giving her her first top five hit since “Anyway” in 2006. On October 11, 2011, the album Eleven was released. The band’s third hit was a duet version of Train’s “Marry Me” with lead singer Pat Monahan. For the fifteenth time overall and fourteen times in a row, McBride was nominated for the CMA Female Vocalist award in September 2011.
In 2012, two compilation albums were published by RCA Records: Hits and More in January and The Essential Martina McBride in October.
Everlasting, a collection of R&B and Soul covers, was published by McBride on April 8, 2014, through Kobalt Label Services. Don Was produced the album, which features duets from Kelly Clarkson and Gavin DeGraw.
The Country Music Association nominated McBride for Female Vocalist for the 17th time in September 2014. Until Reba McEntire received her 18th nomination in 2017 she and McEntire shared the record for the most vocalist nominations.
2016–present: Reckless and Vocal Point podcast
The lead single from a new album, “Reckless,” was released by McBride in 2016. On April 29, Reckless was made available through Nash Icon Records. Nathan Chapman and Dann Huff served as the producers, and it was recorded at Blackbird Studios. Ten tracks make up the album, one of which being the single “Reckless,” which was previously released. Making this record, in McBride’s words, was like “coming home”. Reckless made its Billboard Top Country Albums Chart debut at number two.
During the CMT Music Awards on June 8, 2016, McBride released the video for her second single, “Just Around The Corner.” The official anthem of Band Against Cancer is this song. In collaboration with Big Machine Label Group, McBride, and Sarah Cannon (the cancer institute of HCA), Band Against Cancer is a grassroots initiative with the goal of providing information, support, and awareness to those who have been diagnosed with cancer. The program comprises a string of performances across the country, with McBride serving as the headlining act.
The singer revealed a brand-new tour named “Love Unleashed” in August 2016. The goal of the tour, in McBride’s words, was to respond to the “tragedy and uncertainty in the world” by bringing people together and spreading love via the power of song. She was also chosen as one of 30 performers for “Forever Country,” a Take Me Home, Country Roads, On the Road Again, and I Will Always Love You mash-up track honoring the 50th anniversary of the CMA Awards.
It won’t have as many hymns on it, McBride remarked in July 2017 when she disclosed she planned to release a Christmas album. Things like “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town” and “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” will be increasingly prevalent. Now that she has confirmed it would be released in 2018, she has stated that “One is a new Christmas album, which will come out in 2018.” On October 19, 2018, the Christmas album It’s the Holiday Season was made available. A cookbook titled “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life” and a holiday tour dubbed “Joy of Christmas” will be released on October 30, 2018, respectively.
After publishing “Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year” in 2014, this would be McBride’s second book. On Sundays at 11 a.m. Eastern, Martina’s new show on Food Network will premiere.
Vocal Point is a “free-wheeling, wide-ranging” topical talk series that McBride launched in 2019.
On May 4, 2020, McBride released the song “Girls Like Me” and made an appearance on an episode of NBC’s Songland from the second season.
McBride sold Primary Wave her Master Royalty Rights in March 2022. Additionally, the corporation acquired ownership and distribution rights to the singer’s It’s the Holiday Season Christmas record as well as her Everlasting album. The Judds Final Tour, set to launch in the summer of 2022, has McBride as its opening act. Naomi Judd passed away, nevertheless, before the tour could start. At her memorial, Wynonna said that she and McBride will respect the tour dates as a mark of respect for Naomi.
Martina McBride Personal life
When sound engineer John McBride and Martina Schiff, as she had previously been called, got married in 1988, she adopted his last name as her stage name. Delaney Katharine (born December 22, 1994), Emma Justine (born March 29, 1998), and Ava Rose Kathleen (born June 20, 2005) are the couple’s three kids. The singer scaled back her travelling after having children so that her daughters could grow up in a typical environment. Joe Galante remarked that this was “an enormous choice in terms of money,” but McBride had made it very clear that she desired to remain involved in her children’ lives.
Martina McBride Charity work
McBride collaborates with many different causes. She has worked as a spokesperson for the National Network to End Domestic Violence, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and the Tulsa Domestic Violence and Intervention Services on a national level. She has been the “Celebrity Auction” host for Middle Tennessee’s YWCA since 1995; to date, the event has raised close to $400,000 for the organization. The “Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award” was given to McBride in 2003. She collaborated with the “Kids Wish Network” in 2004 to grant the last request of a young girl suffering from muscular dystrophy.
McBride stated that she works on educating girls and women about domestic abuse at home with her own daughters.
Many adolescent girls will think, “Oh, he doesn’t want me to see my friends,” when they first start dating. He simply wants to be alone with me. Isn’t that wonderful? Or, ‘Oh, he’s just being guarded. Isn’t that wonderful? After that, it transforms into something else and becomes oppressive. That is something they don’t realize until it’s too late. So I think you have to keep educating young girls about it.
Together, McBride and Loveisrespect, the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline, are developing a new initiative called “My Time to Shine.”
In September 2010, McBride performed “Unchained Melody” with Leona Lewis, Aaron Neville, and Stevie Wonder on the Stand Up 2 Cancer Telethon. She hosted the YWCA for the 16th year in a row in 2010, raising more than $50,000. Over $50000 has already been raised in total.
“Team Music is Love” is another charitable endeavor that McBride is involved with. McBride said of Team Music Is Love, “It started as a group of fans asking me if they could wear a T-shirt with my name to walk in a breast cancer walk, and I said ‘of course’ and it has grown from there. Last year, as the goal of the event is to spread love through music, we changed the name to “Team Music is Love” in an effort to make it sound more important. Over the past few years, we have accomplished some incredible things, and we are still developing and giving back.
Martina McBride Background
After breaking out in 1995 with her third album, Wild Angels, Martina McBride became one of country music’s most promising stars by the turn of the century. She notched a number of hits, including the number-one singles “A Broken Wing” and “Wrong Again,” which veered far enough into the pop genre to make her a serious crossover threat. In the first half of the 2000s, albums like Martina (2003) and Timeless achieved crossover success by topping both the pop and country albums charts on their way to multi-platinum certification.
Despite experimenting with new sounds and stylistic detours like 2014’s Everlasting, a soul album produced by Don Was, McBride’s soaring soprano vocals, country grit, and themes of female empowerment won her a wide range of fans who helped keep her in the Top Ten well into the following decade. She has produced two Christmas CDs, committed her time to numerous organizations, started a podcast, and even begun a cookery program along the road. She performed as a guest performer on the NBC singing competition Songland in 2020.
She was raised by her father, who played in a local band known as the Schifters and was born Martina Mariea Schiff in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, in 1966. After graduating from high school, she played shows around Kansas with a variety of bands. By the time she was a teenager, she was singing and playing keyboards with the Schifters. After their 1990 move to Nashville, where John worked as a sound engineer for musicians such Charlie Daniels and Ricky Van Shelton, she married sound engineer John McBride. While this was going on, Martina worked as a demo singer and hired her husband to make her demo tape, which led to her 1991 signing with RCA. When John was appointed as Garth Brooks’ production manager around the same time, Martina was able to join Brooks on tour as his opening act.
The Time Has Come, her 1992 first album, included a collection of songs inspired by both conventional honky tonk and forward-thinking country-folk. Her commercial breakthrough came with the pop-influenced 1993 follow-up The Way That I Am, whose lead single “My Baby Loves Me” rocketed to the number two spot on the country charts. Another hit, “Life #9,” also made it into the Top Ten. The moving tale song “Independence Day” became somewhat of a signature tune.
Her second Top Five hit, “Safe in the Arms of Love,” came from McBride’s 1995 follow-up album Wild Angels, whose title track also became her first-ever number-one single. Her first Top Ten country album, Evolution, was released in 1997, and the Jim Brickman duet “Valentine” not only reached the Top Ten, but also crossed over to become her first significant hit on the adult contemporary charts. The number one singles “A Broken Wing” and “Wrong Again” were produced by Evolution, which went on to sell over two million copies and catapult McBride to the pinnacle of country stardom.
She released a Christmas album in the latter part of 1998 before making a true comeback in 1999 with Emotion. The album’s first single, “I Love You,” peaked at number one on the country charts and later became a hit on adult contemporary radio. The album’s subsequent singles, “Love’s the Only House,” “There You Are,” and “It’s My Time,” were also hits.
First McBride album to top the country charts, The Greatest Hits compilation debuted in 2001 and sold sufficiently enough to crack the pop Top Five. It featured four brand-new songs, all of which were later made available as singles and one of which, “Blessed,” reached the top spot. Timeless, a compilation of country classics, and the self-titled Martina, a celebration of womanhood, were both Top Ten album hits, with the latter peaking at number three. 2007 saw the release of Waking Up Laughing from RCA Records. In 2008, RCA released the CD/DVD combo Live in Concert, then in 2009, Shine.
The Republic Nashville label signed McBride after that, and in 2011 her eleventh studio album, appropriately titled Eleven, was made available. After returning to the studio at the end of 2013, McBride began work on her 12th album, Everlasting, which was released in 2014. Everlasting, a departure from her previous work, was produced by Don Was and featured McBride performing mostly soul and R&B covers, such as Aretha Franklin’s “Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” and the Supremes’ “Come See About Me,” as well as a duet with Kelly Clarkson on Etta James’ “In the Basement.” The album debuted at number one on Billboard’s Country Albums lists when it was released on Kobalt Records in April 2014.
McBride secured a recording contract with Scott Borchetta’s Nash Icon label in 2015. With 2016’s Reckless, which was produced by Dann Huff and Nathan Chapman, she made her label debut. It’s the Holiday Season, her second Christmas CD, was released in 2018, along with a cookbook and a Food Network cookery show. The country diva made a guest visit on the popular songwriting competition television series Songland in 2020 after starting her own podcast, Vocal Point. It was during this appearance that she decided to record the HALIE-penned song “Girls Like Me” as her next single.
Martina McBride Awards and nominations
McBride has won a number of honors, including the Female Vocalist of the Year Country Music Association Award (CMA), which she won for the fourth time in 2004. She was given an honorary CMA award in 2011. Despite receiving 14 Grammy nominations, she has never taken home the prize.
Martina McBride Trivia
John McBride, Garth Brooks’ crew member, is married.
On June 20, 2005, Ava McBride (also known as Ava Rose Kathleen McBride) was born.
Friend of Reba McEntire, who served as her mentor, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks, and Loretta Lynn, who was her idol.
Martina was the third of four kids. She had always been a nerd. wore spectacles and enjoyed reading.
because singing rock was difficult for her voice, she started singing country again.
has three daughters: Delaney McBride (also known as Delaney Katharine McBride), Emma McBride (also known as Emma Justine McBride), and Ava McBride (also known as Ava Rose Kathleen McBride), who was born on June 20, 2005, at 2:25 p.m., weighing 7 pounds, 7 ounces, and measuring 19.5″ long.
In 1984, played in a rock band she started at night called “Penetrators” while working at the Dairy Queen during the day. She later relocated to Wichita and started a new rock group. Her future husband, John McBride, the owner of a sound company, let her rent a warehouse for her band.
Her idol, Loretta Lynn, inducted her as the 77th member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1995. On September 22, 1999, she was named CMA Female Vocalist of the Year.
used the cooing of her youngest child, Emma McBride, in the fade of her 1999 song “This Uncivil War”; Peter Tork’s use of it in the song “Lady’s Baby” served as inspiration for this technique of incorporating baby cooings over music.
Ava McBride (also known as Ava Rose Kathleen McBride) was born at 2:25 PM, weighing 7lbs, 7oz, and measuring 19.5″ in length.
appeared in an advertisement for “SunnyD” goods.
She has distant Cornish, German, English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, Scottish, Belgian (both Flemish and Walloon), Welsh, and Belgian (both Flemish and Walloon) heritage.
Verla Jean DeLano Schiff, her mother, passed away at age 84 after undergoing emergency heart surgery (March 13, 1935 – January 10, 2020).
sold T-shirts for Garth Brooks on tour before becoming famous.
Sean Hannity, a host of the syndicated radio shows “Independence Day” on ABC and Fox News Channels, plays her song at the beginning of every hour of every day.
performs backup vocals on the song “Live This Life” by the country duo Big & Rich.
Daryl and Jean Schiff’s child. Her father was a country artist who also ran a dairy farm. He played in a country band named “The Schiffters” with his family.
The Marty Schiff’s sister.
sang the US national anthem during the 2003 NBA All-Star game of basketball.
a Jamie McBride cousin.
Who Is Martina McBride?
When Garth Brooks, for whom her husband worked on a sound crew, offered her an opening spot on his concert tour in 1990, country singer Martina McBride had her big break. She achieved great popularity, and for the next fifteen years, her songs topped the country charts.
McBride grew up performing in “The Schiffters,” the family band. Later, she relocated to Wichita, Kansas, to pursue a musical career.
Before relocating to Nashville, Tennessee in 1987, she attended the Penwell-Gabel School in Topeka, Kansas, where she received her education. McBride got her start in the music industry as a backup singer for well-known performers like Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks.
She first sung vocals for well-known singers for a few years before realizing her talent and starting to release her own albums. “The Time Has Come,” McBride’s 1992 debut album, featured the popular singles “Independence Day” and “The Rope,” among other songs.
In the course of her career, McBride has put out 52 singles, 14 studio albums, and numerous of her songs have reached the top of the charts. “A Broken Wing,” “This One’s for the Girls,” “My Baby Loves Me,” and “Wrong Baby Wrong” are some of her best-known tunes.
How many houses and cars does Martina McBride have?
Beautiful mansion valued at US$3.2 million owned by Martina McBride is located in Brentwood, a suburb of Nashville. The house has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and it is situated on a five-acre plot of ground. The country music artist also owns a variety of vehicles.
How much does Martina McBride make per year?
Martina McBride’s yearly earnings aren’t available to the general public. She has, nonetheless, accumulated a net worth of US$45 million.
What investments does Martina McBride have?
Real estate has been purchased by Martina McBride. For US$3.2 million, she bought a mansion in Brentwood, a suburb of Nashville. The house has six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and it is situated on a five-acre plot of ground.
How many Endorsement deals does Martina McBride have?
Martina McBride has signed quite a few endorsement contracts over the years. The most known example of such brand endorsement is Sunny Delight, which is shown in advertising campaigns.
How many Philanthropy works has Martina McBride supported?
A well-known philanthropist, Martina McBride has contributed to several charities and philanthropic organizations throughout the years that support causes like child abuse, AIDS/HIV, cancer, poverty, and unemployment/career help.
The American Heart Association, American Stroke Association, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation, Sherry Lansing Foundation, Stand Up To Cancer, Kiss For A Cause Foundation, and several more nonprofits are just a few of the causes McBride has sponsored.
How many businesses does Martina McBride own?
Martina McBride reportedly started her own record company.