July 29, 1966 (57)
Martina McBride is an American country music singer and songwriter with a career over three decades. Known for her powerful vocals and emotionally charged performances, she has released 14 studio albums and sold over 14 million records worldwide. McBride first gained national attention in the mid-1990s with hits such as “Wild Angels” and “Independence Day,” which tackled difficult social issues like domestic violence and child abuse.
McBride has collaborated with Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Kelly Clarkson, Rascal Flatts, and George Strait. She has also been a regular guest on talk shows such as Oprah and Ellen, where she has discussed her music, personal life, and charitable work.
One of the most significant milestones in McBride’s career came in 1998, when she released her album “Emotion.” The album, which included the hit single “I Love You,” marked a shift in McBride’s sound towards a more pop-influenced sound, while still retaining her signature emotional depth and lyrical storytelling. In 2003, McBride’s performed of “Independence Day” at the Super Bowl, which earned her widespread acclaim and helped introduce her music to an even broader audience.
In addition to her music career, McBride is also an advocate for animal welfare and has worked with organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States and the Nashville Humane Association. She has also been a vocal supporter of causes related to breast cancer awareness and research, including serving as a spokesperson for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.