Martina McBride Announces New Christmas Album and Tour Dates

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—Well, at least for Martina McBride. The “This One’s For the Girls” singer has announced that she will release the brand new Christmas album, It’s The Holiday Season. 

The new album will contain 9 holiday songs, hitting stores on October 19. It’s The Holiday Season follows Martina’s original, and one of the best, Christmas albums available, White Christmas, released in 1998.

The Kansas native took to Instagram to share her big news.

“I could not be more thrilled to finally announce that I have a new Christmas album, Christmas tour, and a new cookbook all coming out this fall!,” Martina wrote in her post. “We recorded ‘It’s The Holiday Season’ with a full orchestra and a big swing band to create something truly special. I’m so proud of this album and I can’t wait for you to hear it.”

She adds, “Once I recorded the album I knew the tour had to match the “big band sound” so every date on “The Joy of Christmas Tour 2018” will feature a symphony orchestra backing me on every song! We will be doing songs from both albums as well as a few hits. You don’t want to miss it, we’re going to have so much fun!

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Photo by Glen Sweitzer/fresh design

If that wasn’t enough, Martina went on to announce a new cookbook for her foodie loving fans, which is the follow-up to her previous cookbook, Around the Table.

“Finally my second cookbook “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life” is completely finished and coming to a bookstore near you!,” she says. “Over the past couple years, our family has spent less time watching the news and more time together at the dinner table sharing what is going on in our daily lives, listening to new music we love, and enjoying time together.  Those moments inspired me to recreate some of our favorite family meals, and as our girls grow up each holiday we share becomes more special.  I wanted to create a cookbook families can use year-round and a Christmas album to enjoy together during the holiday.”

Is it too early to say Merry Christmas?

The Joy of Christmas Tour Dates

Nov. 23 – Biloxi, Miss. – Beau Rivage                      
Nov. 24 – Jacksonville, Fla. – Florida Theatre
Nov. 25 – Charlotte, N.C. – Ovens Auditorium
Nov. 29 – Nashville – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Nov. 30 – Nashville – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Dec. 1 – Nashville – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Dec. 4 – Atlanta – Atlanta Symphony Hall
Dec. 6 –  Kansas City, Mo. – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Dec. 7 – Dallas – Majestic Theatre
Dec. 8 – Sugar Land, Texas – Smart Financial Centre
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Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life Book signing dates:
Oct.13 – New York City Wine & Food Festival  –   New York, NY  –   2:15pm ET
Oct. 25 – Premiere Collectibles Live Signing  –   Franklin, TN  –  TBD
Oct. 27    Country Music Hall of Fame  –   Nashville, TN  –   TBD
Oct. 30      Books & Greetings  –   Northvale, NJ   –  7:00pm ET
Nov. 1 – 2018     NBC Store  –   New York, NY  –   TBD
Nov. 11     Vroman’s Bookstore  –   Los Angeles, CA   –  TBD       
Nov. 18     Parnassus Books  –   Nashville, TN   –   2:00pm CT
Dec. 3     Eagle Eye Book Store  –   Atlanta, GA   –   TBD
 
**Additional dates to be announced. 
Lisa Konicki
A New Yorker that made her way to the South, Lisa got her love of country music from her dad, who always played the classics. However, her love of fried pickles, a southern staple, came from Blake Shelton, who made her try her very first one. With 20 years experience in the music biz—previously at the helm of Country Weekly Magazine —Lisa loves to de-stress by going to the movies, playing and watching sports or just being outdoors.

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