It’s hard to believe Martina McBride has been on the country music scene for 20 years. It seems like just yesterday when I was singing along to “Independence Day” on my car radio when it was released in 1994.
McBride played to an appreciative and enthusiastic Stagecoach crowd on Sunday – and she was just as delighted to be playing for her adoring audience.
“This is my first Stagecoach,” she said. “I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time.”
Her set included “Teenage Daughters,” written by McBride – who has two teenage daughters. “Say a prayer for me,” she said.
She sang, “This One’s for the Girls,” covered “King of the Road,” and dedicated her song, “I’m Going to Love You Through It,” to cancer survivors.
But it was her song, “With a Broken Wing,” that touched the audience – and the singer – the most. The crowd gave a rousing, extended applause that seemed to overwhelm McBride.
McBride, genuinely surprised at the response, became choked up and she had to take a few moments to regain her composure.
She said, “It’s something I’ll never forget. I will all of you could be up here and feel the flood of love I feel.”
At the end of her set, she said, ”I wish I can stay with you all night at Stagecoach – it’s been amazing. I can’t wait to come back and see you.”