Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2002 Martina McBride performed at Salt Lake City's Olympics Medals Park on closing night of the 2002 Winter Olympics?

It's true! Willie Nelson also sang "Bridge Over Troubled Water" during the closing ceremony, which also featured Donny and Marie Osmond.

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Martina McBride.

  • She got her break as the opening act for Garth Brooks in 1992.
  • She made her acting debut in a 1994 episode of Baywatch.
  • 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.