Inquiring Minds

Martina McBride Reflects on the Poetry of "Independence Day"

Like the heroine in her 1994 hit song "Independence Day," Martina McBride has been also known to light up the sky. The country-pop star also known for "Wild Angels," "A Broken Wing" and last year's "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" admits she has a thing for fireworks.

When she's not on tour, McBride says she enjoys retreating to her tiny hometown of Sharon, Kansas (pop. 150) and helping her husband John set up "a ton" of fireworks on the since-closed high school's baseball field. The 4th of July is "like Christmas for him," she notes.

"So we spend all day setting up, and we have a huge fireworks show," says McBride. "It's actually pretty amazing."

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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