MARTINA McBRIDE GETS A HEAD START ON THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH NEW CHRISTMAS ALBUM AND TOUR

THE LIFESTYLE INFLUENCER ALSO RELEASES NEW COOKBOOK

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August 13, 2018 (Nashville, TN) – 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.

(Photo Credit: Joseph Llanes)

Tour Dates:

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.

“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 holidays.”

“When I make something delicious, I want to share it, which is a lot like sharing my music with an audience,” says McBride. She continues, “I hope you enjoy this book and cook from it often. I encourage you to start thinking about cooking ‘outside the lines.’ That’s what makes cooking fun! It’s my biggest wish that a few of these dishes will make it onto your list of new favorites.”

Martina will also be holding special book-signing events in the following select cities:

October 13, 2018      New York City Wine & Food Festival  –   New York, NY  –   2:15pm ET

October 25, 2018     Premiere Collectibles Live Signing  –   Franklin, TN  –  TBD

October 27, 2018      Country Music Hall of Fame  –   Nashville, TN  –   TBD

October 30, 2018      Books & Greetings  –   Northvale, NJ   –  7:00pm ET

November 1, 2018     NBC Store  –   New York, NY  –   TBD

November 11, 2018     Vroman’s Bookstore  –   Los Angeles, CA   –  TBD

November 18, 2018     Parnassus Books  –   Nashville, TN   –   2:00pm CT

December 3, 2018     Eagle Eye Book Store  –   Atlanta, GA   –   TBD

**Additional dates to be announced. 

For more information on Martina McBride, visit www.martinamcbride.com.

Fans can also keep up with Martina on Facebook, as well as Twitter and Instagram.

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