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McBride gets into the Xmas spirit

Monday, August 13, 2018 – It's beginning to a lot like Christmas, at least for Martina McBride.

The singer announced today that she would release a holiday album, her second, along with the Joy of Christmas Tour. McBride also will publish her second cookbook in October with a tour to follow.

"It's the Holiday Season" is out as a nine-song release on Oct. 19, her first with BMG. McBride worked with the late Patrick "Pat" Williams to arrange a set of classic Christmas songs with accompaniment from more than 40 musicians at the Capitol Studio in Los Angeles and Blackbird Studio in Nashville. This release follows her 1998 multiplatinum "White Christmas."

For the tour, McBride will use local symphonies for each stop. The run includes three nights at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Tour dates are:
Nov. 23 Biloxi, MS Beau Rivage
Nov. 24 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Nov. 25 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Nashville, TN Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Dec. 4 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
Dec. 6 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Dec. 7 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre
Dec. 8 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre

McBride also will release her second all-season cookbook," Martina's Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist For Real Life." The book 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," said McBride. "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."

McBride will launch a short book tour. Stops include:
Oct. 13 New York City Wine & Food Festival - New York
Oct. 25 Premiere Collectibles Live Signing - Franklin, TN
Oct. 27 Country Music Hall of Fame - Nashville
Oct. 30 Books & Greetings - Northvale, N.J.
Nov. 1 NBC Store - New York
Nov. 1 Vroman's Bookstore - Los Angeles
Nov 18 Parnassus Books - Nashville
Dec. 3 Eagle Eye Book Store - Atlanta

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