Martina McBride Bio, Age, Husband, Children, Songs, Salary and Net Worth

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Martina McBride is an American country music singer-songwriter and record producer. She is famous for using the soprano singing style and country pop music.

Martina McBride

Martina McBride Biography

Martina McBride was born Martina Mariea Schiff on 29 July 1966. She was born and raised in Sharon, Kansas. She grew up on a dairy farm alongside three siblings. Since her childhood, Martina had a deep passion for music. She would spend some time after school listening to records of other popular artists such as Juice Newton and Reba McEntire.

At eight years old, McBride started singing in her father’s band. The band’s name was ‘The Schiffters’. The name was adapted from the family name (Schiff). As she grew older, her role in the band also increased; from just singing, to also playing keyboard with them. This also made the bond between Martina and music stronger.

She also performed in Wichita. There, she performed with ‘The Penetrators’, a local rock band. She later got together a group of musicians in 1987. The group was called ‘Lotus’. They were in search for rehearsal space. She rented space from John McBride, the studio engineer, in 1988. The two began dating and were eventually married.

After giving birth, Martina lessened her tours. She did that so as to properly raise her children. The couple has three daughters.

Martina McBride Age | Birthday

Martina was born on July 29, 1966. She is originally from Sharon, Kansas. She is [agecalc birthdate=1966-07-29] old.

Martina McBride Family

She is the daughter to Daryl and Jeanne Schiff (dad and mom respectively). She has three siblings; two brothers and a sister. She is also an aunt to one of her sibling’s child.

Her siblings are Marty Schiff, Steve Schiff, and Gina Schiff. Her niece is called Angela Carter.

Martina McBride Husband | John McBride

Martina is married to John McBride, a sound engineer. John was the one who rented out space to Martina and her group in the late 1980s. They got married in 1988. They moved to Nashville, Tennessee a year later. They had hopes of starting a career in country music since both shared a passion in music.

John joined the sound crew of the famous Garth Brooks. He later became his concert production manager. His wife regularly joined him on the road to help him sell Brooks’s souvenirs. Due to this, Martina was offered a recording contract by Garth.

Martina McBride Children | Daughters

Children are fruits brought forth by marriage. Martina has three daughters with John. They are Emma Justine McBride (born 29 March 1998), Delaney McBride (born 22 December 1994), and Ava Rose Kathleen (born 20 June 2005). Martina reduced her tours after having children so as to raise them properly and always be there for them.

Martina McBride Educational Background

After high school, She went around Kansas, singing with a variety of bands. No other information on her educational background or qualifications is disclosed to the public.

Martina McBride Career

The star began her music career in 1988. In 1992, she released her debut studio album under RCA Records. The album was titled ‘The Time Has Come’. Produced by Paul Worley and Ed Seay, the album’s title track (The Time Has Come) became position 23 on the country music charts. However, the next two singles failed to hit top 40.

She released her second album, ‘The Way That I Am’. It’s two singles made it to top ten. ‘My Baby Loves Me’ was at number 2, while ‘Life No. 9’ was at number 6. ‘Independence Day’, the third single, failed to reach the top ten because it’s video and content was objected by very many radio programmers. However, the video won the Video of the Year and Song of the Year at the Country Music Association Awards.

In 1995, Martina released ‘Wild Angels’. It saw some of its tracks hit the top five. Some of her tracks showed great performance. Tracks such as ‘Wild Angels’ went on to become Martina’s first number one single on the country charts in 1996. Other tracks such as ‘Phones are Ringin All Over Town’ and ‘Swingin Doors’ were less successful.

She released two duets with famous stars, Clint Black and Jim Brickman. Her duet with Black led to her album titled ‘Evolution’. It also led to Black’s albums such as ‘Valentine’ and ‘Nothin But The Taillights’. Martina also did duets with other stars like Bob Seger. Bob was featured on the soundtrack of ‘Hope Floats’, the 1998 motion picture.

In 1998, she released her first ever Christmas album. It was titled ‘White Christmas’. It featured a rendition of the famous Christmas song, ‘O Holy Night’. It first charted in 1997.

In 1999, ‘Emotion’, Martina’s sixth studio album was released. ‘I Love You’, the lead single, hit number one on the Billboard Country Chart in 1999. She then released her first compilation album in 2001. It was titled ‘Greatest Hits’. It has been certified three times Platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America. It is also her highest selling album.

‘Martina’, her seventh studio album was released in 2003. It’s first single went to number three on the country charts. It also became her only number one hit on the Adult Contemporary charts.

McBride fully found success in pop-styled music in the 2000s. In 2005, she released another studio album, ‘Timeless’. It consisted of several country covers. It included cover versions from songs by stars such as Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn.

She released ‘Waking Up Laughing’ in 2007. She for the first time co-wrote some of the tracks on the album. In the same year, Martina set up the ‘Waking Up Laughing Tour’. It included several country artists. The lead single made it to number five on the Billboard Country Chart.

At the end of 2008, Martina finished producing her tenth studio album. Released on radio in October 2008, the first single, “Ride,” debuted at No. No. 43 on the chart of hot country songs. It barely missed the top 10 on the chart, peaking in March 2009 at number eleven. Also released at the end of the year was a music video produced by Kristin Barlowe. The album, Shine, was released on March 24, 2009, by RCA Records and made its debut at the top of the United States. Country album diagram and Billboard 200 number 10.

Martina and Dann Huff co-produced the album, featuring “Sunny Side Up,” a song she co-wrote. Released in May 2009, the second single, “I Just Call You Mine,” reached the Top 20. Shine’s third single was “Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong Wrong,” co-written by the Warren Brothers with Robert Ellis Orrall and Stephen Barker Liles, member of Love and Theft.

In November 2010, McBride left the RCA and signed with the Nashville Republic. She started working with producer Byron Gallimore on a new studio album. Her first Republic Nashville single is “Teenage Daughters,” which she co-wrote with the Warren Brothers as well. McBride told Country Weekly that she co-wrote eight of the eleven songs on the album; she decided to write more often because after “Anyway” had become a hit, she felt more confident in her ability to write songs. An album track called “One Night” was released in June 2011 as a NASCAR promotion with a music video.

“I’m Gonna Love You Through It” was released on July 25, 2011, as the second album single. The song became a critical and commercial hit, peaking at number 4 and becoming her first top five hit since “Anyway” in 2006. On October 11, 2011, the album, titled Eleven, was released. His third single was a cover of “Marry Me” from Train, recorded as a duet with Pat Monahan, Train’s lead singer. In September 2011, McBride was nominated for the 15th and 14th consecutive Female Vocalist award of the CMA.

McBride released a new single from a new album called “Reckless” in 2016. Reckless was released by Nash Icon Records on April 29. It was recorded and produced by Nathan Chapman and Dann Huff at Blackbird Studios. The album contains 10 songs, one of which is the “Reckless” single previously released. Making this album feel like “coming home,” according to McBride. Reckless was debuted at position two on the Billboard Charts.

Martina McBride Songs

Concrete Angel
Live in Concert · 2008

A Broken Wing
Evolution · 1997

I’m Gonna Love You Through It
Eleven · 2011

This One’s for the Girls
Martina · 2003

Evolution · 1997

Independence Day
The Way That I Am · 1993

In My Daughter’s Eyes
Martina · 2003

My Baby Loves Me
The Way That I Am · 1993

Wrong Again
Evolution · 1997

Wild Angels
Wild Angels · 1995

Whatever You Say
Evolution · 1997

Waking Up Laughing · 2007

Happy Girl
Evolution · 1997

How Far
Martina · 2003

Love’s the Only House
Emotion · 1999

When God-Fearin’ Women Get the Blues

Where Would You Be

Safe in the Arms of Love
Wild Angels · 1995

God’s Will
Martina · 2003


Rose Garden
Timeless · 2005

Wrong Baby Wrong Baby Wrong
Shine · 2009

Teenage Daughters
Eleven · 2011

Life #9
The Way That I Am · 1993

I Just Call You Mine
Shine · 2009

I Love You
Emotion · 1999

There You Are
Emotion · 1999

My Valentine

Cry on the Shoulder of the Road
Wild Angels · 1995

Still Holding On
Nothin’ but the Taillights · 1997

For These Times
Waking Up Laughing · 2007

Swingin’ Doors
Wild Angels · 1995

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Martina McBride Albums

Martina has a total of 26 (twenty-six) albums. They are of different types: 13 are studio albums, 7 are compilation albums, 2 are video albums, 1 is a live album. The other three are categorized as other albums.

The albums are listed below:

The Time Has Come

The Way That I Am

Wild Angels


White Christmas




Waking Up Laughing





It’s the Holiday Season

Live in Concert

Greatest Hits

Playlist: The Very Best of Martina McBride

Super Hits

Hits and More

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The Essential Martina McBride

The Classic Christmas Album

Martina McBride Net Worth

She has built her wealth through the media industry. She lives in a 100-year-old house in Nashville. Martina and her family have called home for 16 years now. As of 2019, she has a net worth of $38 million (thirty-eight million dollars).

Martina McBride Ashley McBryde

Most people question whether Martina is related to the famous country star, Ashley McBryde. Their names are pronounced in the same way but are spelt differently. The two, are however not related. Ashley is from Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Martina is from Sharon, Kansas.

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For McBride’s songs and information on tours and concerts, visit her official website at

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Note: This biography is based on the available information as of 2023, and real-time updates or developments are being updated by our editorial team.