Spiediefest at Otsiningo Park is back this weekend and on Sunday, October 10th, Martina Schiff will be performing. Okay, we all know her as Martina McBride and she is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.

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We remember when she delighted us at Spiediefest in 2016 but did you know that she started out by selling T-shirts for Garth Brook's 1991 concert tour? She's come a long way since then with eight #1 hits and a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year winner.

There are so many things to like about Martina McBride including her great music. So as we get ready for her show on Sunday afternoon, here are the five song's that I'm looking forward to hearing.

My Five Favorite Martina McBride Songs.

5) I Love You

It's my number 5 pick because that's how many weeks that song was #1 on the country charts, which is more than any other song for McBride. That song was also on the "Runaway Bride" movie soundtrack and if's good enough for the movie then it's good enough for me.

4) This One's For The Girls

This fun upbeat song puts a smile on every lady's face and like the improvised saying goes "if she's happy then everybody is happy" and the uplifting message doesn't hurt either. The song got as high as #3 on the charts but is number 1 in the hearts of many McBride fans.

3) Independence Day

This fan favorite probably should be higher on the list but I have my reasons which you'll see at the end. Independence Day is probably her most misconstrued song. When we are looking for songs to play on July 4th, the tendency is to add this song to the playlist. One year, a July 4th parade featured a group of people line dancing to this song on the street.

The song actually centers around domestic abuse as a young girl sees her mother's abuse by her father. The song ends with the young girl coming home to find the house on fire and she doesn't know what happened to her mom.

Independence Day would win Song of the Year at the CMA Awards and a Grammy for Best Country Song in 1995.

2) Wild Angels

This title track from her second album turned McBride from a star into a superstar. The song grabs you from the beginning with its strong guitar opening and doesn't let up as McBride's angelic voice (get it, Wild Angels, angelic voice) has everyone singing along.

1) My Baby Love Me

You know what they say, "you never forget your first." In McBride's case, it's her first number one and her first hit. Technically it's her second hit but only her biggest fans remember her first release "The Time Has Come."

It's not necessarily my personal favorite song but it's her first and that's good enough to make it #1 here. In late 1993, My Baby Loves Me" topped the charts and she hasn't looked back.

These are just some of the songs that I'm looking forward to hearing on Sunday, October 10th. By the way, things are different this year at Spiediefest, go here to see some of the changes and to get the answers to any of your questions.

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