John McBride – Martina McBride’s Husband

John McBride

In 1987, Martina McBride was renting some space from a studio engineer named John McBride and the two ended up marrying just a year later. The couple then moved to Nashville in hopes of more success in music. John McBride eventually joined Garth Brooks's sound crew and then became his concert production manager. Martina would often join John on tour and help sell souvenirs. This led to Garth Brooks giving Martina McBride a spot as his opening act. John McBride produced his wife's first demo and she attained a record contract in 1991. John McBride and his wife have three daughters together - Delaney Katharine (born December 22, 1994), Emma Justine (b. March 29, 1998), and Ava Rose Kathleen (b. June 20, 2005). In addition, John and Martina own the recording studio Blackbird Studios, where artists including Pearl Jam, Bob Seger, Brad Paisley, and Bruce Springsteen have recorded music. John McBride opened up about his marriage to Martina to The Boot, gushing: I’m not a religious guy, but I always felt God put us together. It’s crazy. I’d never had that feeling before. This girl, she’s incredible, and I love her more [now] than I ever have. I told her, ‘If we could bottle what we have, we could retire, girl.’ We’re so lucky. It takes work, too. It’s not all just a walk in the park. [But] we have a great relationship. She’s my best friend. She’s my partner. I encourage all my friends to find a farm girl/rock star from Kansas and marry her. And, John's wife Martina had just as nice things to say about her relationship with her husband during an interview on the "Today Show": I married a man who is a great partner. He is thoughtful, kind, considerate, romantic, handsome and really funny. We love each other’s company, our personalities complement each other, and we respect each other. He thinks I’m smart and funny, and I think the same about him. We are a great team. Now that you're caught up on Martina McBride and her hubby, click through our gallery of their best pics. (Getty)


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