about martie


martie erwin-seidel

Full Name: Martha Elenor Erwin Seidel
Birthdate: October 12, 1969
Birthplace: York, PA
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Previous Occupation: Ice cream parlor
Earlier Band: Blue Night Express
Debut Club Appearance: Poor David's Pub
Hair Color: Blonde, worn short
Eye Color: Green Blue
Parents: Paul Erwin and Barbera Trask (Step-dad, Farrel)
Siblings: 2 sisters, Julia (older) and Emily (younger)
Husband: Ted Seidel {pharmaceutical salesman}
Anniversary: June 17, 1995
Children: step-son Carter
Sports: played soccer in high school
Right Or Left?: She's left handed
Pet Peeve: hates coffee breath
Hobbies/Interests: skiing, horseback riding, golfing

Movies: "Terms Of Endearment", "When Harry Met Sally"
Performers: Bonnie Raitt, Loretta Lynn, and Tammy Wynette
Fashion: she hates sleeves
Fast Food: Taco Bell

Martie is a championship-level fiddle player who started at the age of five. She also plays the mandolin and they would practice everyday, watching little television. In school, Martie was in orchestra. Martie and Emily toured the country together in a teens bluegrass group for six years before helping to found Dixie Chicks. They both were playing acoustic instruments before their teens. Martie tries to work out regulary out on the road. She has an elastic exercise band.

Martie's 10th grade teacher:
"She was a very quiet person, but very thoughtful and perceptive," said Mr. Kasten "She was dependable and a very good student."

What was the most memorable Valentine ever for Martie?
"How about the one I never received," answers Martie. "The first year I dated my husband, I didn't get squat - not even a card. I've never let him forget it."

What The Chicks Say..
"Martie is the passionate one and very creative. She is really sensitive, too. She really cares about what anyone thinks of her, and that's a tough position to be in in this business because you get everyone's opinion all the time." - Emily

Did You Know?

* Martie once wore Neal McCoy's tighty-whities in a music video...
* Martie once spilled hot coffee on Bill Anderson and he said "Ouch" to her...
* Martie has been a fan of Hockey way before coming to Nashville...
* In their McDonald's commerical for McRibs, Martie was a vegetarian and spit out bites of the sandwich between takes...
* In school, Martie was known for her VW bug...

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