Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1992 Martina McBride began her first major concert tour?

It’s true! She opened for Garth Brooks in Denver, Colorado.

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Here are 5 little known truths about Martina McBride.

  • Her first group was a family band her father formed called the Shiffters. She started singing with them at age 7 and continued to perform with them until she graduated high school.
  • 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 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.