OFFSTAGE: Martina McBride on “Just Mom” and Margaritas

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Martina McBride talked about all kind of things, from cocktails to country duets, with her fans during a live chat last week. She mentioned that she prefers salt on her margarita glass. That she wishes for comfort to the people who suffered through the storms in Alabama. That her favorite non-country song now is “Firework” by Katy Perry. That she loves Nora Ephron’s books. That she’d love to duet with Reba. And that she’s shooting her official music video for “Teenage Daughters” this week. After tending to a cut on her little girl Ava’s ankle, McBride speaks about her older daughters, who are mature enough to understand what she does for a living. “They’re at the age now where they really understand what I do and see it more than just, ’Mom goes to work and sings.’ They understand it in context because they have musicians that they look up to and admire,” she said. “I think it still blows their mind that I have people, you know, I have fans. They’re like, ’What? You’re just mom,’ you know?”