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Martina McBride

  • Hit songs include "I Love You," Independence Day," "Wild Angels," and "A Broken Wing"
  • Member of the Grand Ole Opry
  • Four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year
  • Received multiple CMA, ACM, Billboard, and American Music awards

Martina McBride has sold 18 million albums, released 22 top 10 singles, including six No. 1s with crossover success in multiple genres, won numerous CMA Female Vocalist of the Year and ACM Top Female Vocalist awards, and has appeared on a slew of national television shows in her illustrious 25-year career. To this day Martina continues to scale new artistic heights.

Martina and sound engineer husband John McBride moved to Nashville in 1990. McBride signed with RCA in 1991 and her debut album, The Time Has Come, was released in 1992. Her 1993 follow-up album, "The Way That I Am," featured lead single "My Baby Loves Me" which zoomed up the country charts to No. 2. The story-song "Independence Day" became something of a signature number, and another single, "Life #9," also reached the Top Ten.

McBride released "Wild Angels" in 1995 and garnered a second Top Five hit with Safe in the Arms of Love, and its title track became her first-ever number one single. 1997's Evolution became her first Top Ten country album, and the Jim Brickman duet "Valentine" not only went Top Ten, but crossed over to become a huge hit on the adult contemporary charts. Evolution went on to spawn two No. 2 hits ("Happy Girl" and "Whatever You Say") and two No. 1 hits ("A Broken Wing" and "Wrong Again"), and sold over two million copies, launching McBride into the top rank of country stardom.

She returned with Emotion in 1999. Its lead single, "I Love You," hit No. 1 on 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. 2001's Greatest Hits compilation was her first album to top the country charts, and sold well enough to make the pop Top Five as well. It contained four hits including "Blessed" which hit No. 1, "When God-Fearin' Women Get the Blues," and "Where Would You Be" both which reached the Top Ten. McBride released Martina in 2003 and Timeless in 2005; both became Top Ten album hits, the latter reaching number three.

McBride has released 13 studio albums, with her latest, Reckless, released in 2016.


Inducted to the Music City Walk of Fame on November 9, 2008.