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Encyclopedia > Martina McBride
Martina McBride
Martina McBride in 2003.
Martina McBride in 2003.
Background information
Birth name Martina Mariea Schiff
Born July 29, 1966 (1966-07-29) (age 41)
Origin Sharon, Kansas, Flag of the United States United States
Genre(s) Country
Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
Instrument(s) guitar, vocals
Years active 1992-Present
Label(s) RCA/BMG Music
Website http://www.martinamcbride.com/

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Contents

Early life

Martina was born in Sharon, Kansas, where her parents, Daryl and Jeanne Schiff, owned a dairy farm. She is the third of four children. She has an older brother, Steve, and an older sister, Gina. Her younger brother Martin, called Marty, plays in her band. She discovered country music through her father, who led a local band called the Schifters. The band rehearsed every week in the family’s house. When she was 7 and little brother Marty was 5, they joined the group. By her teen years, she was singing and playing keyboards with the Schifters playing small gigs at weddings, dances, VFW halls, and American Legion posts. Her mother Jeanne ran the soundboard. Her father Daryl led the band, played guitar and sang. Martina played keyboards and sang. Her brother Marty played guitar and steel. Martina played with the band every Saturday night until she graduated from high school. After high school she gigged around Kansas with several different bands, one of which was Don Overstake's Wichita-based band, Lotus. Her small-town upbringing was highlighted by her high school graduating class only having nine other students. Sharon is a city located in Barber County, Kansas. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Kansas County Government  - Mayor Carl Brewer (D) Area  - City 359. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ...


Family life

She met John McBride, a sound engineer, when she contacted him about a studio for rent that he owned. She was starting a band and, although the band flopped, they fell in love. Four months later the two got engaged, and they married on May 15, 1988.[1] She and John then moved to Nashville in 1990 where they both took jobs touring with Garth Brooks (Martina sold T-shirts during this time). Eventually she got a recording contract with RCA Records and became Garth's opening act. An Audio Engineer is a person recording, editing, manipulating, mixing and mastering sound by technical means. ... is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Troyal Garth Brooks (born February 7, 1962 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American country music singer-songwriter. ... T-Shirt A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt with short or long sleeves, a round neck, put on over the head, without pockets. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ...


The McBrides have three daughters: Delaney Katharine (Born December 22, 1994), Emma Justine (Born March 29, 1998), and Ava Rose Kathleen (born June 20, 2005).[2] While on tour her children go with her. She schedules her tour around their school schedule. She currently resides in Nashville with her family. December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Purple envelope story

The "Purple Envelope Story" is the story behind her first record deal. McBride had heard RCA was looking for a new female artist to add to their company. Both she and her husband knew that RCA didn't take unsolicited mail and neither had contacts there. In a big purple envelope marked "Requested Material" they put a biography, some pictures and two demo tapes. The demo tapes included "I Can't Sleep," "Regular as Clockwork," "I Put You Behind Me," "Wild Side of Life," "When You Leave Me," and "You Win Again." John dropped it off and three weeks later they got a call asking her to come in for an interview. RCA was impressed and asked her to do a showcase show to demonstrate her live talent. They were impressed and gave her a record deal. Her first album, "The Time Has Come," was released on the McBrides' fourth wedding anniversary, May 15, 1992. Two weeks later, June 2, 1992, she did her first opening gig for Garth Brooks in Denver, Colorado.[3] is the 135th day of the year (136th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 153rd day of the year (154th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...


Career success

McBride released her honky tonk-flavored debut album The Time Has Come in 1992. Her first big hit was the single "My Baby Loves Me" from her more pop-oriented second album, 1993's The Way That I Am. She became even more visible in 1994 with the crossover success of her anti-domestic violence anthem "Independence Day", also from this album. McBride's 1995 hit "Safe In The Arms Of Love" off her Wild Angels album was originally recorded by Michelle Wright on her 1994 album The Reasons Why. Honky tonk was originally the name of a type of bar common throughout the southern United States, also Honkatonk or Honkey-tonk. ... The Time Has Come is an album by Martina McBride released in 1992. ... The Way That I Am is a 1993 album by country music singer Martina McBride. ... In music crossover is a term used to describe artists of a certain style or genre whose popularity crosses the considered boundaries of where the music of that style or genre is normally found. ... “Domestic disturbance” redirects here. ... Independence Day is a song performed by country singer Martina McBride, originally included on her 1993 album The Way That I Am. ... Wild Angels is a 1995 album by Martina McBride. ... Michelle Wright (born July 1, 1961 in Charing Cross, Ontario) is a Canadian country music singer. ... The Reasons Why is the fourth studio album by Canadian country music singer/songwriter Michelle Wright, and was released on September 1, 1994 on Arista Records. ...


In 2005, she released an 18-track CD of classic country music standards (Timeless), which landed at #1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart in its opening week and received much critical acclaim for its authenticity towards traditional country. Although radio never really did embrace "Timeless," the fans loved it.


She is a four-time Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year winner (a record she holds with Reba McEntire), three-time Academy of Country Music Female Vocalist of the Year winner and a Grammy Award nominee. She performed The Star-Spangled Banner at Game 3 of the 2004 World Series. The Country Music Association (CMA) was founded in 1958 in Nashville, Tennessee. ... Reba Nell McEntire (born March 28, 1955) is an American singer and country music performer. ... The Academy of Country Music (ACM) was founded in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States, with lyrics written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. ... Dates October 23, 2004–October 27, 2004 MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston) Television network Fox Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams...


The chorus of "Independence Day" (a song about leaving an abusive relationship) is used as the introductory music for talk radio's The Sean Hannity Show. McBride has appeared at benefit events organized by Hannity, but has declined to take an active political stance.[4] McBride has performed free for fans, such as in a July 3, 2004 show in Owensboro, Kentucky to celebrate the grand opening of the new Independence Bank headquarters.[5] Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... The Sean Hannity Show logo The Sean Hannity Show is a nationally syndicated talk radio program featuring the conservative host Sean Hannity along with a mix of listener call-in and guest segments. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Owensboro is the third largest city in Kentucky and the county seat of Daviess County. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


McBride gained additional visibility during the 2005 season of American Idol, as eventual winner Carrie Underwood declared McBride to be her favorite singer, performing several of her hits in the competition and putting "Independence Day" on her first album. AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... Carrie Marie Underwood (born March 10, 1983) is an American pop country music singer who won the fourth season of American Idol. ...


In 2006, she embarked on her first headlining tour, the Timeless Tour. The Timeless Tour was the first headlining tour by country singer Martina McBride. ...


On August 21, 2006, she appeared as a guest coach on Canadian Idol, and announced on its finale of September 17 that the season winner, which turned out to be Eva Avila, would be invited to join her on her Canadian tour in the spring of 2007. This caused some spark from fans of runner-up Craig Sharpe and previous idol winner Melissa O'Neil due to Sharpe saying in an interview that he'd love to work with McBride again, and O'Neil openly admitting that McBride is her idol. is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Canadian Idol is a reality television show on the Canadian television network CTV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. ... Eva Avila (born Eva Gougeon-Ávila, in Ottawa, Ontario, February 25, 1987) is a Canadian singer from Gatineau, Quebec and the winner of the 2006 season of Canadian Idol, the fourth year or instalment of the show. ... Craig Sharpe Craig Sharpe (born in Carbonear but now living in born in Upper Island Cove, Newfoundland & Labrador) is a contestant of Canadian Idol 4 who is a member of the top ten who beat out 12,000 other competitors. ... Melissa Crystal ONeil (born July 12, 1988 in Calgary, Alberta) was the winner of the third season of Canadian Idol. ...


In the Spring of 2007 Martina once again was brought into the American Idol spotlight. She coached the Final 7 for country week. On the result show on April 17, 2007 she sang her single Anyway. When interviewed her middle daughter, Emma, said, "All her songs are good." is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ...


McBride's ninth studio album, "Waking Up Laughing," was released on April 3, 2007. The album was McBride's second to be solo-produced by her. Four songs off the album, including the first single "Anyway," were co-written by McBride. A first for her, as previously she had no part in writing her songs. "Anyway" was first released November 6, 2006 at the ACM Awards. "How I Feel", her current single, is the sixth song off the album. is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Waking Up Laughing is the ninth album from country singer Martina McBride. ...


She kicked off her Waking Up Laughing Tour on April 12, 2007 in Kansas City and is scheduled to play around 50 dates through August. Special guests Rodney Atkins and Little Big Town will be joining her on the tour. Also, for three dates, Diamond Rio will be joining McBride. The Waking Up Laughing Tour is a headlining concert tour by country music singer Martina McBride. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Little Big Town is an American country music vocal group. ... Diamond Rio performing live This page is about the country band. ...


In July of 2007, The ABC Television Network announced a new show called "Six Degrees of Martina McBride" where individuals from around the country were challenged to find their way to Martina McBride on their own connections and research using a maximum of six methods. Hence, six degrees of separation. The "winner" of this challenge eventually located a direct connection to Martina through her husband John McBride who knew someone, who knew someone and so on. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... AKA 6 Degrees of Martina McBride ABC[1] - Six Degrees of Martina McBride [2] - A TV Pilot where 6 aspiring country singers from Americas smallest towns try to connect themselves to Martina McBride [3] in under six points of human connection. ...


Musical stylings

McBride sings in a strong mezzo-soprano voice, and because of it, she has been labeled the "Celine Dion of country music".[6] McBride, like Dion, is noted for her vocal range, power, and minimal use of melisma. During a 2003 CMT Crossroads episode with Pat Benatar, McBride stated that she learned how to sing at such a wide range by listening to Benatar's music and trying to emulate that vocal range.[citation needed] A mezzo-soprano (meaning medium soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the F an eleventh above middle C. Mezzo-sopranos generally have a darker (or lower) vocal tone than sopranos, and their vocal range is between that... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... In music, melisma (commonly known as vocal runs or simply runs) is the technique of changing the note (pitch) of a syllable of text while it is being sung. ... CMT Crossroads CMT Crossroads is a television show broadcast on CMT that pairs country music artists, with musicians from other music genres. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Charity Work

Martina McBride works with a varity of charities. She is currently the spokesperson for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, as well as the National Network to End Domestic Violence and National Spokesperson for the Tulsa Domestic Violence and Intervention Services. Every year since 1995, she has hosted the Celebrity Auction, for the YWCA of Middle Tennessee, and the auction has raised nearly $400,000 so far. She was awarded the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award, in 2003[1].


Discography

Main article: Martina McBride discography

This a detailed discography for American country music singer Martina McBride. ...

References

  • Ridley, Jim. (1998). "Martina McBride". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 332.
  1. ^ Martina McBride FAQ (Page 3)
  2. ^ Martina McBride FAQ (Page 2)
  3. ^ Martina McBride FAQ (Page 9)
  4. ^ Cooper, Peter. Should singers strike a political note? The Tennessean (2004-08-15) Retrieved on 2007-04-17
  5. ^ Independence Bank "Celebrates Independence" with Free Concert in Owensboro Kentucky Banker Magazine. (May 1, 2004) Retrieved on 2007-06-26
  6. ^ Smarsh, Sarah. Martina McBride The Pitch (April 12, 2007) Retrieved on 2007-06-26

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External links

  • Official website
  • Martina McBride at the Internet Movie Database
  • Interview Martina McBride – Timeless
  • Martina McBride at Tv.com
  • CD Review Martina McBride – Timeless (German)
  • Martina McBride news
  • Official MySpace page
  • Martina McBride – Walking Up Laughing (German)

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