Martina Mariea Schiff, 29 July 1966, Sharon, Kansas, USA. One of the leaders in contemporary country music, McBride has also won converts within more puritanical country factions for the respect she affords the roots of the music. She and her husband sold T-shirts at Garth Brooks concerts before McBride graduated to becoming his opening act. The Time Has Come, her 1992 debut album, impressed many with its cultured treatment of traditional material such as Cheap Whiskey and Thats Me. Her breakthrough came as the result of two singles in 1993, My Baby Loves Me The Way That I Am and the much removed Independence Day, which gave her considerable momentum on country radio. The latter singles accompanying video also won the CMAs Video Of The Year category in 1993. This time the subject matter was far from traditional, depicting an abused wife who takes justice into her own hands. Sales of her second album,...
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