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Martina McBride on Deciding to Sing Country Music: ‘It Feels Like Home’

Martina McBride knows the exact moment she decided to move to Nashville and pursue a career in country music. Newly married, to engineer John McBride, the Kansas native was competing in a contest with her family, as part of the Schiffters, where her love of performing began, when she realized her dreams and ambitious extended far beyond her home…

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Martina McBride Praises Garth Brooks for Being a ‘Great Example’ to Follow

Martina McBride had a great role model and mentor when she was just getting started in country music: Garth Brooks. McBride, along with her husband, John, were first employees of Brooks before they became friends, a relationship that spans more than 30 years. Through it all, McBride has looked to Brooks as an example of how to conduct herself,…

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Martina McBride Reflects on Bold Decision to Release ‘Broken Wing’

Martina McBride is known for being bold and fearless in her song choices, including with her No. 1 hit “Broken Wing.” The song, released in 1997, is about a woman who finally feels emboldened enough to leave an abusive relationship — a subject that was rarely sung about almost 25 years ago. “This song just felt really special the…

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Martina McBride Reflects On Her ‘Brother-Sister Relationship’ With Blake Shelton

Martina McBride is eager to head out as the opening act on Blake Shelton‘s upcoming Friends and Heroes Tour, and not just because she will get to sing night after night on stage. The 55-year-old is also excited to spend time with Shelton, who has been a friend of hers for a long, long time. “I love Blake,” McBride…

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Martina McBride Recalls Fight to Get ‘Independence Day’ Played at Radio

When Martina McBride released “Independence Day” in 1994, it was the first hint that she wasn’t interested in bowing to acceptable topics. The Kansas native had already had a few hits at radio, including “My Baby Loves Me” and “Life #9,” but “Independence Day” marked the first song that showed McBride’s strong social compass, one that she would continue…

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Martina McBride Celebrates Country Music Hall of Fame Exhibit Opening

hMartina McBride celebrated the official opening of her exhibit, Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voice, at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Tuesday, July 27. The exhibit includes numerous items throughout McBride’s life and career, including childhood outfits, hand-written lyrics, awards, her wedding dress, a personal note from Dolly Parton and more. “This is surreal and overwhelming,”…

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Martina McBride to Release Greatest Hits Double Album on Vinyl

Martina McBride remains one of the most successful country artists of the last few decades, with hit singles like “A Broken Wing,” “Blessed,” “Wrong Again” and more. Now, the 54-year-old is sharing some of her biggest hits in a double album, Greatest Hits: The RCA Years, exclusively in vinyl, featuring 24 of her most memorable songs. “When I signed my…

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Alabama to Kick Off 50th Anniversary Tour With 2 Nights in Nashville

Alabama is back, and in a big, big way. The iconic group will kick off their long-awaited 50th Anniversary Tour with two back-to-back shows at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, marking the venue’s first full-capacity shows since March of 2020. Alabama was forced to cancel some of their dates on the tour in 2019, over health concerns, before having to once…

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Martina McBride to Be Honored With Exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame

Martina McBride has had a legendary career, which will now be honored with an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voice will open on July 30 and run through August 7, 2022. Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voice was originally scheduled to be opened last year, but was…

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