Martina McBride discusses her life and career in-depth as part of the opening weekend of her Museum exhibition, "Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voice," and closes with a full-band performance of four of her biggest hits. The Museum’s Michael McCall conducts the interview, taped live on August 1, 2021.
From her musical upbringing in Sharon, Kansas—where she began performing in her family band, the Schiffters, at age seven—to her status as one of modern country music’s most award-winning artists, McBride opens up about how she navigated her career while staying true to her ideals.
From early in life, McBride held two goals: to become a professional entertainer, and to become a role model for other young women and aspiring female artists. She traces how she achieved both objectives: through building and sustaining a career as a leading country artist through her powerful voice, and through selecting songs that offer positive narratives of women, encompassing songs about maintaining good relationships and women battling difficult situations. She also explains why she goes out of her way to mentor young women performers and to advocate for women to receive attention and respect from the gatekeepers of country radio and the music industry.
McBride closes the program by singing “This One’s for the Girls,” “Wild Angels,” “Love’s the Only House,” and “Independence Day.”
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