Thursday, July 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Martina McBride!

Martina Mariea Schiff, better known as country diva Martina McBride, turns 44 today. Surprisingly, since her career blossomed in 1993, she has never won a Grammy Award, though she's got a pile of ACM and CMA trophies, as well as an AMA for Female Country Vocalist of the Year.

My favorite songs among her bountiful catalog: "Still Holding On," her beautiful duet with Clint Black; "A Broken Wing"; "Chances Are" with Bob Seger; and Martina's version of Jim Brickman's "Valentine."For a readable version of my Billboard column on Clint & Martina's "Still Holding On," click here.