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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 29 July 1966Sharon, Kansas, USA
Birth NameMartina Mariea Schiff
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Martina McBride was born on July 29, 1966 in Sharon, Kansas, USA as Martina Mariea Schiff. She has been married to John McBride since May 15, 1988. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

John McBride (15 May 1988 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Her powerful voice
Striking blue eyes

Trivia (19)

Syndicated ABC Radio and Fox News Channel Host Sean Hannity uses her song "Independence Day" to start off his radio show every hour each day.
Sang the US national anthem at the 2003 basketball NBA All-Star game.
Used the cooing of her youngest daughter, Emma McBride, in the fade of her 1999 song, "This Uncivil War"; this tactic of using baby cooings on a song was inspired by Peter Tork's use of it on the song, "Lady's Baby".
Husband John McBride is a crew member for Garth Brooks.
Sings background vocals on country duo Big & Rich's song, "Live This Life".
Has three daughters: Delaney McBride (aka Delaney Katharine McBride) (22 December 1994), Emma McBride (aka Emma Justine McBride) (29 March 1998) and Ava McBride (aka Ava Rose Kathleen McBride) (20 June 2005 at 2:25pm ,weighing 7lbs, 7oz and 19.5" long).
Gave birth to her third daughter: Ava McBride (aka Ava Rose Kathleen McBride), was born at 2:25pm weighing 7lbs, 7oz and 19.5" long. [June 2005]
Daughter, Ava McBride (aka Ava Rose Kathleen McBride), was born on June 20, 2005.
Daughter of Daryl and Jean Schiff. Her father was a dairy farmer and country music singer. He and his family had a country band called "The Schiffters".
Sister of Marty Schiff.
Martina was the 3rd of 4 children. She was a nerd as a child. Loved to read and wore glasses.
Before hitting it big, sold T-shirts for Garth Brooks on his tour.
Friend of Loretta Lynn (her idol), Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Garth Brooks and Reba McEntire (her mentor).
In 1984, worked at the Dairy Queen by day and played in a rock band she formed (called "Penetrators") at night. Later, she moved to Wichita and formed another rock band. She rented a warehouse for her band from her future husband, John McBride, who was the owner of a sound company.
Returned to singing country because singing rock was hard on her voice.
Inducted as the 77th member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1995 by her idol, Loretta Lynn. Named CMA female vocalist of the year on September 22, 1999.
Cousin to Jamie McBride.
Appeared in a commercial for "SunnyD" products. [2010]
She has German, English, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), Irish, Scottish, and remote Cornish, French, Belgian (both Flemish and Walloon), and Welsh, ancestry.

Personal Quotes (1)

"It's not the size of the house. It's how much love is inside."

Woman's World (7-18-06)

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