The Way That I Am is the second album by American country music singer Martina McBride, released in 1993 on RCA Records. It was certified Gold on 9/7/1994 and Platinum on 5/15/1995 by the R.I.A.A.. This was her breakthrough album, producing her first Top 5 hit in "My Baby Loves Me", which was previously released as a single by Canadian singer Patricia Conroy from her 1992 album Bad Day for Trains. McBride's version was a #2 on the Hot Country Songs charts. Also released from this album were "Life #9" at #6, "Independence Day" at #12, "Heart Trouble" at #21, and finally, "Where I Used to Have a Heart" at #49. Although never released as a single, "Strangers" was reprised on McBride's Greatest Hits album in 2001.