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Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voice

Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville TN

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Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voice

The Museum explores the music and legacy of the influential vocalist, tracing her journey from performing in her family’s band as a child to becoming a chart-topping, award-winning, perspective-shifting country music artist.

For more than 25 years, Martina McBride has been creating substantive, socially aware country music, her anthems of personal empowerment —including “Independence Day” and “A Broken Wing”—contributing a much-needed perspective to the genre. Open July 30, 2021, the new exhibition Martina McBride: The Power of Her Voice explores one of country music’s most distinctive voices.

Items featured include awards, stage wear, handwritten lyrics and personal artifacts.

McBride will visit the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, August 1, 2021, at 2pm, for a conversation and performance.

Focusing on traditional country music, McBride’s debut album, The Time Has Come, was released in May 1992. The album received critical accolades, but it wasn’t until the release of her second album, The Way That I Am, that she began achieving commercial success, with songs focused on what she described as “melody and message.” The song “My Baby Loves Me” reached #2 on Billboard’s country charts and depicts a woman reveling in her partner’s love of the traits that make her different and distinctive. “Independence Day,” an anthem portraying an abused wife and mother reaching a breaking point, was named Song of the Year in 1995 and Video of the Year in 1994 by the CMA.

The Way That I Am crossed the million-seller plateau in May 1995 and began a streak of platinum albums stretching into the 2000s. McBride ranked among country music’s most acclaimed stars of the era. She won four CMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards, three consecutively (1999, 2002-2004), and three consecutive ACM Top Female Vocalist honors (2001–2003). In November 1995, she became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

After years of crossover pop success, McBride returned to her roots in traditional country music with her 2005 album, Timeless, the first album she produced alone. She has continued as a commercial force: each of her albums from 2007 to 2016 reached the Top Five on the country album chart. She continued as a cultural force, too: In 2015, she became a lead voice in combating the dwindling airplay given to female country artists.

Martina McBride, who will mark her thirtieth year as a recording artist in 2022, epitomizes how country artists can find success as they reflect their changing times and address social issues in songs.

Source: Country Music Hall of Fame

ADMISSION INFO

FREE/Members
$25.95/Adult
$15.95/Youth (6-12)
*Children ages 5 and under are admitted FREE. However, a ticket is required for entry, and can be obtained at any of their box office locations.

Contact: (615) 416-2001

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Nov 27, 2021 at 09:00 am - 07:00 pm (Sat)
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The museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day.

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222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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