Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2001 Martina McBride's "Blessed" video debuted on CMT's "Most Wanted Live"?

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Martina McBride.

  • She won the CMA Video of the Year award for her 1994 hit "Independence Day," a song that nearly didn't get any airplay due to its controversial subject matter.
  • She joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1995.
  • She appeared in a 2003 episode of CMT's Crossroads with one of her childhood idols, Pat Benatar.
  • She served as a guest coach for contestants on Canadian Idol in 2006 and on American Idol the following year.
  • She is an active supporter of domestic-violence awareness and prevention programs, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline.