Martina McBride

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Martina McBride

Born

7/29/1966, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, USA

Birth Name

Martina Mariea Schiff

Gender

Female
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Martina McBride (born Martina Mariea Schiff, July 29, 1966 in Sharon, Kansas) is a American country music singer. Her parents are Daryl and Jeanne Schiff, her two brothers are Steve and Martin, and her sister is Gina. Martina Schiff grew up on a dairy farm outside of Sharon,…more

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  • Trivia

    • Martina was ranked #29 for her music video Anyway on the countdown "Top Videos of 2007".

    • Martina McBride performed "Concrete Angel" on the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004.

    • Martina McBride did a special guest appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition featuring the Nutsch Family in Febuary of 2006.

    • In 1984, Martina McBride formed a rock band called the "Penetrators."

    • In 1984, Martina McBride worked in a Dairy Queen.

    • Loretta Lynn is Martina McBride's idol.

    • Martina McBride's youngest daughter Ava Rose Kathleen McBride, weighed in at 7lbs 7oz and she was 19.5" long.

    • Martina McBride's husband John was a crew member for the legendary Garth Brooks.

    • Martina McBride sang background vocals for a Big & Rich song called "Live this Life."

    • Martina McBride used vocals from her daughter Emma "cooing" on her song "This Uncivil War."

    • Martina McBride was honored to sing the National Anthem at the 2003 basketball NBA All-Star game.

    • Martina McBride has released 8 albums. They are The Time Has Come in 1992, The Way I Am in 1993, Wild Angels in 1995, Evolution in 1997, Emotion in 1999, Greatest Hits in 2001, Martina in 2003, and Timeless in 2005.

    • Martina McBride was named CMA's Female Vocalist of the Year in 1999, 2002, 2003 and 2004.

    • Martina McBride has sold over 15 million albums.

    • Martina McBride has twenty top ten singles, including "Wild Angels," "Independence Day," and "A Broken Wing."

    • The first album that Martina McBride produced on her own is called Timeless.

    • Martina McBride appeared on a special called Hairdos and Heartache: The Women of Country Music on A&E on April 7, 2006.

    • Martina McBride appeared at the Grand Ole Opry on June 3, 2006, for a tribute show honoring the late Ray Charles.

    • Martina McBride hosted for Lifetime Television for the whole month of May 2006.

    • Martina McBride sang "This One's For The Girls" on Katie Couric's final broadcast of The Today Show.

    • In June of 2005, two people bid $20,000 each for studio time with legendary Martina McBride.

    • In June of 2005, Martina McBride helped bring in $144,571 while being the host of The Annual YW Celebrity Auction.

    • Martina was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1995, by Loretta Lynn.

    • Martina married John McBride in 1988.

    • Martina is the third child of four, and was considered a nerd, because she loved to read and she wore glasses.

    • Martina is 5'4

    • Martina's dad, Daryl Schiff, fronted a band called The Schiffters, playing local dances in small towns in south-central Kansas on the weekends. Martina began singing with the band at about age seven and later also played keyboard until graduating from high school. After attending one semester of college, she decided to go back to making music full-time, so she moved to Hutchinson, Kansas to sing in the band of some family friends. A year later, she moved to Wichita and sang with several local rock bands.

    • Delaney Katharine was born December 22, 1994. Emma Justine, was born March 29, 1998. Ava Rose Kathleen was born June 20, 2005. John and the girls almost always travel with Martina when she is on the road. The only exceptions are a few week-day dates during the school year; John stays home with the girls so they don't miss too much school. They catch up with Martina on the weekend.

    • She worked for Garth Brooks selling t-shirts

    • Martina McBride sings country music.

    • On her 1997 album Evolution, the first track is a recording of Martina singing "I'm Little But I'm Loud" at a 4-H convention. The song was recorded by her mother in 1973 when Martina was 7 years old.

    • As a child, Martina first became interested in music by playing keyboards in her family's band called The Schiffters.

    • McBride is a four-time Country Music Association (CMA) Female Vocalist of the Year winner. She shares this honor with four-time winner Reba McEntire.

  • Quotes

    • Martina: I just love where I am right now in my career. I love country music. I don't ever feel restricted by the genre. I've been able to have a solid career that we've built one step at a time and a family. I know that I'm in a good place.

    • Martina: I feel like it's important to use this gift God gave me, my life and my career to do something to make the world a better place. It's an easy thing for me to do.

    • Martina: I am happy that women can relate to my songs, and hopefully men can too.

    • Martina: A big part of who I am is just the way I was raised. Nobody is better than anyone else, and if you really work hard, you might get lucky and get what you want.

    • Martina: It's not the size of the house. It's how much love is inside.

    • Martina: There wasn't much to do growing up on a farm. We had three channels on the TV, one of which was fuzzy. Marty and I would come home from school and we were kind of isolated. There were no neighborhood kids. There was no convenience store. No video games. But we always had musical instruments. Our play time was sitting around making music and singing together.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Angelic voice

    9.0
    and quality, inspiring lyrics.
  • She is truely, deeply, a different type a singer; different in the good way!

    10
    She is truely, deeply, a different type a singer; different in the good way! Martina's vice is original. It has a beauty like none other. When I was younger, I did not like music as much as I do know (odd since i was a dancer). But one day I was listening to the radio in my bedroom, and a song came up that I just loved! I was dancing and singing (probably making up half the lyrics) all around my room; I had fallen in llove with that song. I later learned the song's name: This One's For the Girl's. Martina opened me up into a whole knew world of music; one which I hadn't known before. She was the first person to actually get me to love listening to music, especially hers. I think one of the reasons people love her so much is because she is real. She's a real person with three real daughts. She has real problems, has a real voice, and has real songs we can all relate to. What I'm trying to say is, Matina McBride is one of the most influential people i my life; she has a beautiful voice which is rarely noticed, so please listen to her. Notice her. You won't regret it!moreless
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