Saturday, March 16, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of the Day-Martina McBride

Artist:Martina McBride
Song:I Love You
Album:Hits And More

Martina McBride was one of the top country music stars of the 90s. I Love You was her biggest crossover hit in 1999 mainly because it was featured in the film Runaway Bride. Her CDs still sell but she's not racking up the hit singles like she used to. She was born Martina Schiff July 29, 1966 in Sharon, KS. She started singing with her father's band The Schiffters when she was eight years old. Her two brothers play in her touring band. While in the band Lotus in 1987, she met recording engineer John McBride and they got married. They are still married with four kids. They moved to Nashville in 1989 and he joined Garth Brooks' sound crew. Martina set up Brooks' souvenir trailer. He told her if she got a record deal, she could open for him. Martina signed with RCA Records in 1991 and her debut CD The Time Has Come was released in 1992. Her producer was session musician Paul Worley who was just getting established as a producer. Her first number one country hit was Wild Angels in 1995 followed by A Broken Wing in 1997 and Wrong Again in 1998. But with I Love You, Martina crossed over to the pop charts. The song reached #24 on the Billboard Hot 100. It is her highest charting pop hit to date. The song was featured in the hit film Runaway Bride. It was written by the husband and wife team of Keith and Adrienne Follese and Tammy Hyler. The duo have also written hits for Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Lonestar. That hit gave Martina enough momentum to continue to chart in both country and pop. Her final number one country hit was Blessed in 2001. Her albums still do well. All her hits are on this budget comp. Martina left RCA for Republic Universal for her 2011 CD Eleven. It did OK and she is planning a new CD for 2013 release. But it was recently announced that she has left Universal. There is no news about a new label. Someone will pick up a big star like Martina McBride. Here's the video for I Love You by Martina McBride.

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