Martina McBride was born on 29 July 1966. Members of her family formed the band The Schiffters, which performed at local parties and events. After finishing high school, the young woman enrolled in college but dropped out shortly to pursue a music career.
Martina was born in Sharon, Kansas. She has two brothers and a sister. McBride’s parents owned a dairy farm. Her father cultivated a big admiration for country music in Martina. Soon the girl started singing. After school, she spent hours singing along with the recordings of such artists as Connie Smith, Linda Ronstadt, Reba McIntyre, and others.
When Martina turned eight, she started performing with The Schiffters. The aspiring artist started as a singer but then mastered keyboards as well. Later, she joined the group called The Penetrators. In 1987, Martine formed her own band, Lotus. The group rented studio space from a studio engineer John McBride, whom Martina married in 1988.
After the wedding, the artist moved to Nashville, Tennessee to start a career as a professional country singer. Her husband was working for Garth Brooks, arranging concerts and doing other management tasks.