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Martina McBride

Contemporary country singer Martina McBride rose to stardom in the late '90s, starting out with a more traditionalist approach and later moving into more pop-friendly territory. She was born Martina Mariea Schiff in 1966 in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and discovered country music through her father, who led a local band called the Schifters. By her teen years, she was singing and playing keyboards with the Schifters, and after high school she gigged around Kansas with several different bands. She married soundman John McBride, and in 1990 the couple moved to Nashville, where John worked for artists like Charlie Daniels and Ricky Van Shelton. Martina, meanwhile, worked as a demo singer and enlisted her husband to produce her demo tape, which got her signed to RCA in 1991. Around the same time, John was hired as Garth Brooks' production manager, which helped land Martina an opening slot on tour with Brooks.

Her debut album, The Time Has Come, was released in 1992, offering a set of songs indebted to traditional honky tonk and progressive-minded country-folk. The pop-inflected 1993 follow-up, The Way That I Am, was her commercial breakthrough, with the lead single "My Baby Loves Me" zooming up the country charts to the number two position. The affecting story-song "Independence Day" became something of a signature number, and another single, "Life #9," also reached the Top Ten.

McBride's 1995 follow-up, Wild Angels, gave her a second Top Five hit in "Safe in the Arms of Love," and its title track became her first-ever number one single. Released in 1997, Evolution became her first Top Ten country album, and the Jim Brickman duet "Valentine" not only went Top Ten, but crossed over to become her first big hit on the adult contemporary charts. Evolution went on to spawn two number two hits ("Happy Girl" and "Whatever You Say") and two number one hits ("A Broken Wing" and "Wrong Again"), and sold over two million copies, launching McBride into the top rank of country stardom. She issued a Christmas album in late 1998 and returned with a proper follow-up, Emotion, in 1999. Its lead single, "I Love You," hit number one on the country charts and also crossed over to adult contemporary radio, and the follow-ups "Love's the Only House," "There You Are," and "It's My Time" were all successful as well (the first two also reached the Top Ten).

The Greatest Hits compilation released in 2001 was the first McBride album to top the country charts, and sold well enough to make the pop Top Five as well. It contained four new tracks, all of which were eventually released as singles; "Blessed" hit number one, and "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues" and "Where Would You Be" both reached the Top Ten. The self-titled Martina from 2003 celebrated womanhood, while 2005's Timeless was a collection of country classics; both became Top Ten album hits, the latter reaching number three. Waking Up Laughing appeared in 2007 from RCA Records. The CD/DVD set Live in Concert was issued in 2008, followed by Shine in 2009 from RCA. McBride next moved to the Republic Nashville label, which released her 11th studio album, the aptly named Eleven, in 2011. Returning to the studio at the end of 2013, McBride started recording her 12th album, 2014's Everlasting. Breaking away from the country sound that graced her back catalog, the album would see McBride taking on a selection of soul and R&B covers, including Aretha Franklin's "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man" and the Supremes' "Come See About Me." ~ Steve Huey, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Anyway (Radio Single)

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Track List: Ask The Boy (Single)

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Track List: I'm Gonna Love You Through It (Radio Single)

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Track List: Little Bit Of Rain (Single)

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Track List: Suspicious Minds (Single)

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ginger_cinna m o n _ 1 3 1 3
martina has a new cd out called everlasting.
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Omg the song this ones for the girls ������is such a meanful song and it is so inspiring omg i wanna cry����.omg i love her voice to #talent ☺️������
the music video for Independence Day makes me cry
i listened to marina when i was 9
and my baby loves me makes my smile
I remember first listening to Martina when I was 7. I loved her and got her Martina album for my 8th birthday. Now, 10 years later, I'm still in absolute love with her voice and music! Thanks for all the happy memories, Martina!
She has the voice of an angel
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~Congrete angel~ I cry... everytime...
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Great voice and very PRETTY too.
She has the most beautiful voice I've ever heard!
You want to see some sexy eyes? Look at hers. You can see a window into your own soul

Love it
Kiss ur left hand 2. Say ur crushes name 3. Close ur hand 4. Say a school day 5. Open ur hand 6. Post this on 15 songs and ur crush will ask u out
This one's for the girls! I love that song.
Concrete Angel...my favorite. Let us not forget the sometimes forgotten.
mileyck78
Stop the chain letters. Just listen to the awesome music.
fancherl
Kiss ur left hand 2. Say ur crushes name 3. Close ur hand 4. Say a school day 5. Open ur hand 6. Post this on 15 songs and ur crush will ask u out
benprince557
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OMB @I'mjustagir l I am turning 13 next year on July 19th too!
I'm turning 13 next year on July 19
she puts on one hell of a show
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works
I HAVE TO ADD THAT I LOVE HER!!! U ROCK MARTINA!! I WISH WE COULD ALSO KEEP THE PEACE & STOP BULLYING TOGETHER AS WELL!!
#KEEPTHEPEAC E ! ! !
I LOVE THIS SONG!!
kiss your hand five times and post this on 2 other songs and you will find a pink ipod under your bed
gracierobbin s
I love her songs. Very meaningful and story-like.
mmartinez106 9
beautiful song i luv it
This song just breaks my heart it's so full of love and reminds me of when we were told my husband had cancer and the last 13 months we had together, especially his last 3 weeks. We loved each other through it.
1. Say your name. 2. Say your crushes name. 3. Make a wish. 4. Post this on 4 other songs. 5. Your crush will ask you out. :)
This is one of my favorites!!!
i love love love Martina! were birthday buddies :)
I love this song. Lymi an. Rip. You tried and never gave up.
funsunlj
Awesome song!
Martina McBride is soooooo amazing!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
cocreate agle the video is so sad it makes me thankful that i have a family who cares and loves me...
This Ones For the Girls is one of the songs of my life!!!!!!
delbudde
One of THE best voices
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Amazing love this songs
I don't go Country very often, but when I do, Martina is one my favorites!
gallen803
Where woudl you be , Martina, if you were not so amazing !!!!!!
brooklyn1009
IN MY DAUGHTER'S EYES is my fav. I lost my Mom when I was pregnant with my lil girl. This song has a lot of meaning to me! I just love Martina!
summerowens0 9 0 3
Martina. Has an amazing voice!
coolmusiczon e _ 3 3
Martina your awesome and a great songwriter
I love Martina McBride! I also love Concrete Angle!
Concrete Angel .... awesome song
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