Sidney McCain Biography, Age, Parents (John McCain and Carol Shepp), Siblings, Husband, Career


Sidney McCain Biography

Sidney McCain Bio

Sidney McCain is John McCains oldest daughter and the third oldest child of McCain, she is the biological child born to McCain and his first wife Carol Shepp; John adopted Carol’s two children from her previous marriage. She is the promotions director of WMSE-FM radio in Milwaukee. She has previously worked in the music as VP of major record labels, including EMI.

Sidney McCain Age 51 years; born on 2nd September 1966
Sidney McCain Residence Milwaukee
Sidney McCain Education
  • Long Island University, Bachelor of Arts, Photojournalism
  • North Carolina State University, Communication and Media Studies
Sidney McCain Parents John McCain, Carol Shepp
Sidney McCain Siblings Meghan McCain, Bridget McCain, Andrew McCain, James McCain, John Sidney McCain IV, Douglas McCain
Sidney McCain Grandparents Roberta McCain and John S.McCain Jr
Sidney McCain Husband Jason Sweet
Sidney McCain Career Highlights
  • July 2014 – Present: Promotions Director, WMSE Radio Station
  • February 2007 – November 2008: Marketing consultant, EMI
  • December 2003 – January 2007: GM V2 records Canada, V2 Records
  • July 1996 – December 2003: Head of The Media Department, V2 Records


When Sidney was nine months her father, John McCain, got arrested after he was shot down over North Vietnam in 1967 and spent five-and-a-half years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam During an interview with The New York Times she said she doesn’t remember her fathers absence because she was very young at the time but she remembers his return.

“I remember my dad just squeezing me and not wanting to let me go. It was very overwhelming at the time.”

Her parents divorced amicably in May 1980 and John gave Carol full custody of the children and agreed to pay alimony and child support, along with Sidney’s college tuition.

Sidney said that although the divorce was amicable it caused a rift within the family and didn’t blame Cindy for it.

“Cindy was very young too, and you can’t help who you fall in love with. I truly believe that my dad is very much in love with Cindy, and I think she is very much in love with him, and I think there is something very beautiful about that. At the time it was really awful.”

Sidney McCain Career

Sidney joined the music business when she was a college DJ and interned with MTV. Her first job was at ATCO Records, and AC/DC was doing promos

Sidney has worked in the music industry for a long time as the VP of major record labels, including EMI.

“My previous job was almost like selling widgets. Music wasn’t creative; it wasn’t fun. It was about how many records the band sold. Being at WMSE is an open field. We can basically do anything we want. And my whole goal is just to have us affiliated with everything in Milwaukee that’s cool.”

Sidney McCain Husband

Sidney McCain met her husband Jason Sweet at a bar in New York City. They began dating and later got married. When Sidney was laid off from her job with EMI doing label acquisitions they moved to Milwaukee.

“I had gone as far up the corporate ladder as I could. I got loosely offered a job in L.A., and I didn’t want to live in L.A., so we made the decision to move. We thought of three cities: New Orleans, Raleigh, N.C., and Milwaukee. So we thought let’s give Milwaukee a shot.”

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