From classic honky tonk to the modern sounds of pop infused country, the enchanting and talented
Martina McBride can do it all. Hailed as the Celine Dion of the country world, this multi platinum recording star could be
headed to a venue near your hometown soon.
Straight out of the studio and onto the road, McBride is bringing her one-of-a-kind
pop and country blend to music lovers throughout the land as she sings her way across the nation. With any luck, she will
be belting out her top hits in your neck of the woods. Join all those folks who already know what a fantastic performer she
is and see for yourself what all the hype is about. Catching Martina McBride in action is definitely an experience you won't
Martina is currently on tour, performing some of her greatest hits and some of her latest tunes. Part of her
lineup will include the smash hit "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" from her album Eleven. Her set list will also contain songs
from her latest release, Hits and More. The award-winning country singer will be making stops in West Virginia, Tennessee,
Minnesota, Illinois, California and New Jersey.
Martina McBride had a love for music at an early
age. She found opportunities to stretch her musical abilities in a variety of different ways, including her father's traditional
country band, a rock band and a musical collective. In the late 1980s, McBride rented rehearsal space from a studio engineer
named John McBride, who later became her husband. John McBride not only rented out rehearsal space to budding musicians, but
he also managed the careers of Charlie Daniels and Garth Brooks. McBride often joined her husband on the road when he was
managing Brooks and even sold merchandise for the singer. Brooks was so taken by McBride's can-do spirit that he promised
her an opening act position in his tour if she could land a record deal.
The platinum-selling artist also has a dedicated
fan club that includes communication with fans, special events and perks and a place to swap recipes with this queen of country
About the Artist
Martina Schiff was born and raised in a small town in Kansas with her two brothers—Martin
and Steve—who eventually would become a part of her touring band. Her father introduced the young girl to country music
at an early age. She even became a part of his band The Schiffters at the age of eight. As she became more comfortable and
more experienced in her musical abilities, her presence in the band increased. She played the piano and sang before leaving
the band to perform with a local rock band. She left that band to form her own band called Lotus and began renting rehearsal
space from a man named John McBride. The two married in 1988, and moved to Nashville.
McBride's husband managed several
big-name country stars like Charlie Daniels and Garth Brooks. McBride even joined her husband on the road, and gained the
admiration of Brooks. He told her that if she could land a record deal that he would let her open for him on his tour. She
accomplished her goal and soon signed with RCA Records.
She released her first album, The Time Has Come in 1992. The
title track earned a No. 23 spot on the country music charts. Fans were beginning to take notice of this up-and-comer, and
when she released her second album The Way That I Am, her life changed forever. Two singles from the album, including "My
Baby Loves Me" and "Life No. 9" reached the top 10. But her most popular song from the album, "Independence Day" never made
it to the top 10 because of its content. But that didn't keep fans from loving it and falling in love with McBride. The song
won Song of the Year and Video of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards and was nominated for a Best Country Song
Grammy. McBride even performed the song at the Grammys.
Since then, the singer has released nine studio albums and five
compilation albums. She has been nominated and won countless awards and accolades for her work in the country music world
and her volunteer work with "Team Martina." She's a big-time singer with a big heart, and that not only shows through her
actions, but her music as well.
Music was always a part of Martina McBride's
life. From singing along to Reba McEntire and Patsy Cline records to performing with her father's band to fronting a local
rock band, McBride had done it all. But she hadn't found success as a solo artist. That is until 1993 when she released her
second album, The Way That I Am. It was filled with country songs influenced by the honky tonk music of her childhood and
the country pop of the day. Fans responded to the humble singer's powerful voice and emotive lyrics. Fans particularly identified
with the song "Independence Day" that depicted an abused wife burning down the family home to escape the shackles of an abusive
situation. While radio stations were leery of playing the song, fans loved it's honesty and gritty subject matter. The song
put McBride on the map and earned her the chance to sing at the Grammy Awards that year. Since then, her career has been catapulted
into the stratosphere, making her one of the most successful female country singers of all time.
McBride is a what you see is what you get kind of a girl. Her humble nature and beautiful voice make for a concert experience
that feels more like an intimate performance. But that doesn't mean she can't rock the house. With lighting, special effects
and McBride's powerful songs, every moment is astounding. Come and find out why this singer has millions of fans all over