Country music icon Martina McBride is not letting the Nashville summer heat ruin her Christmas spirit and begins her gift giving with the release of It’s The Holiday Season. The 9-song holiday set will be released on October 19, the first with her new record label partner, BMG. McBride also continues her “The Joy of Christmas Tour” tradition, this time bringing to life the harmonic, orchestral sounds on the album by using local symphonies on each stop. But, before all that begins, she will release a second all-season cookbook, Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist For Real Life.
For this album, McBride collaborated with the late Patrick “Pat” Williams to arrange a set of classic Christmas songs with accompaniment from more than 40 world-class musicians at the famed Capitol Studio in Los Angeles and Blackbird Studio in Nashville. This release follows her 1998 multiplatinum White Christmas.
Jon Loba, EVP BBR Music Group, “This is the coolest Christmas album I’ve ever heard but at the same time, it is an instant classic.”
This year also brings back McBride’s anticipated “The Joy of Christmas Tour”, this time each with a complete, local orchestra. The limited holiday run includes three nights at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
November 23, 2018 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage
November 24, 2018 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
November 25, 2018 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
November 29, 2018 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
November 30, 2018 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
December 1, 2018 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
December 4, 2018 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
December 6, 2018 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
December 7, 2018 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
December 8, 2018 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre
For tickets and more information on The Joy of Christmas Tour 2018, please visit: http://smarturl.it/ItsTheHolidaySeason
Before the holiday festivities begin, McBride’s sophomore cookbook Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life hits shelves. Available October 30, the new collection includes nearly 300 pages of family recipes and new creations from her own kitchen. This follows her 2014 release Around The Table.