Martina McBride

Martina McBride built her magnificent career with an incredible voice and a talent for finding emotional songs that resonated with her audience. Beginning with an auspicious debut single titled "The Time Has Come," McBride has placed more than 50 titles on Billboard's country airplay chart and earned three consecutive ACM Female Vocalist awards (2001-2003). She enjoyed a career breakthrough in 1993 with "My Baby Loves Me," which positioned her as one of country music's most empowering artists. She joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1995. Over the next decade she notched five No. 1 hits: "Wild Angels," "A Broken Wing," "Wrong Again," "I Love You," and "Blessed." Dramatic music videos such as "Independence Day" and "Concrete Angel" brought her most cinematic songs to life, while in the recording studio she developed her ability as a producer. Known for her work with the YWCA and abused women, McBride received the 2003 ACM Humanitarian Award. She connected with her core country music audience on 2011's "I'm Gonna Love You Through It," which became an anthem for women and their families facing breast cancer. In addition to her performing career, McBride has authored two cookbooks and stars in the Food Network series, Martina's Table.