Martina McBride is a country music singer, songwriter, and record producer. She has a soprano singing range and has been nominated for and received multiple awards. She has over a dozen studio albums, a couple greatest hits compilations, and more.
Martina Mariea Schiff was born in Sharon, Kansas. She has two brothers and a sister. She started singing young and at eight or nine years old, she started singing with a band her father fronted called “The Schiffters”. She later played the keyboard and sang with them. She later performed with a local rock band, The Penetrators, and then musicians called Lotus and rented rehearsal space from her future husband John McBride.
The couple married in 1988 and moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1989. John worked on the sound crew and later became a concert production manager for Garth Brooks. John and Martina had three daughters. Martina chose to reduce her burgeoning/successful career to spend time parenting, however still did tour, made successful music, and won awards.
Martina donates to and has worked for multiple charities. She’s been a spokeswoman for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Network to End Domestic Violence. She’s worked for the YWCA and the “Kids Wish Network”. She has worked with Loveisrespect, National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline. She, also, appeared on the Stand Up 2 Cancer Telethon.
Martina McBride has balanced her successful career, family life, and supported causes and charities she believes in. Be inspired! Have a bright day!