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Country-music icon, Martina McBride, stops by to chat about her unbelievable 30-year career! Martina and Robin discuss Martina's unexpected start (it involves selling merchandise on a Garth Brooks tour), and how she's been able to earn longevity in such a challenging industry. Martina breaks down why one of her most popular songs was rejected from radio stations, the biggest "pinch me" moment of her career and up-and-coming female artists that she admires. Martina and Robin talk at length about how country music has slowly turned into a male-dominated genre, and why that's so detrimental for listeners. Martina also discusses her family, passion for cooking, and ways she gives back...this woman is inspiring! Stay until the end for a game that will get you all jumbled up! 


Martina McBride:

Martina McBride is a multiple GRAMMY-nominated country singer, whose vocals have kept her at the top of the charts garnering six No. 1 hits and 20 Top 10 singles. Selling more than 23 million albums to date, she has earned 14 Gold, 9 Platinum, 3 Double Platinum and 2 Triple Platinum certifications. She has been honored with more than 15 major music awards, including four wins from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year. Martina was honored this year by the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum with her own exhibit, documenting her life from her time performing in her family’s band as a child, all the way to becoming an award-winning Country music icon. As Martina celebrates thirty years in music, she is releasing an exclusive double vinyl Martina McBride Greatest Hits: The RCA Years that encapsulates some of her biggest from her legendary career.


In addition to her iconic music, Martina continues building her lifestyle brand having released two cookbooks, “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life” (2018) and “Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year” (2014).  She recently wrapped the first season of “Vocal Point with Martina McBride”, her weekly podcast that featured Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Lukas Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Blake Shelton and many more.  In 2021, Martina will be back on the road for select dates with legendary band, Alabama, and also on Blake Shelton’s “Friends and Heroes 2021” tour. Through her Team Music Is Love initiative, Martina has launched a series of fundraising and volunteer projects to support hunger relief, cancer research, domestic violence and helping women, children and families in need. 

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