Martina McBride Spreads Holiday Cheer With The Joy of Christmas Tour


Martina McBride is bringing joy to fans across the country with her annual Christmas Tour, The Joy of Christmas. Kicking it off on Nov. 23 in Biloxi, Miss., Martina enjoyed a three-night sold out run in Nashville at the Schermerhorn Symphony.

Backed by Nashville’s symphony orchestra, Martina belted out Christmas classics featured on her album, It’s the Holiday Season, including “The Christmas Song,” “Let it Snow,” “Silver Bells,” “White Christmas” and “I’ll Be Home For Christmas, for which she invited members of the U.S military to join her on stage.

However, it wasn’t just Christmas songs that Martina shared with fans, the award-winning singer treated the audience to her own hits, including “This One’s For the Girls,” “In My Daughter’s Eyes,” and “Anyway.”

In addition to the spirited show,  Martina teamed up with Cracker Barrel to spread to Christmas cheer during their annual Countdown to Christmas. Cracker Barrel created the ‘Joy of Christmas’ contest with Martina, which was a nationwide campaign, to bring five deserving families to Nashville for a country-filled weekend experience.

Martina McBride families The Joy of Christmas
Photo by Katie Kauss/Cracker Barrel

The winning families got to meet Martina and enjoy a special dinner prior to her show at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The campaign features 25 days of holiday and music-themed surprises and exciting offers that include not only Martina, but Brett Young, Josh Turner and Dailey & Vincent.

“Through programs like Countdown to Christmas, music allows us to authentically and emotionally connect with our guests,” said Cracker Barrel Senior Marketing Manager Julie Ulmer. “The artists we’re partnering with already have a genuine connection to our brand, care about time spent with family and enjoy giving back.”

Martina wrapped the successful tour in Sugarland, Texas on Dec. 8. She will return to “Live with Kelly and Ryan” for a special Christmas show performance on Dec. 24.

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.