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Martina McBride joins Dino Martin on Xmas song

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 – Dean Martin may be dead, but that will not stop a new version of a Christmas song coming out with Martina McBride lending her vocals to the song.

Dean Martin's holiday album, "Christmas With Dino," will find McBride sing "Baby, It's Cold Outside" among the 16 songs. The new duet was recorded at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, the same studio where Martin cut his original version of the song in 1959. "Christmas With Dino" will be out Sept. 12.

"There's something about hearing a Dean Martin holiday song," said McBride. "You think, OK, it's time to start the season, it's Christmas time! That's definitely how I feel."

"It's an honor to be able to be a part of this," said McBride. "Dean had such a great voice, and to be able to sing with him all these years later is a thrill."

McBride will perform the new "Baby, It's Cold Outside," duet during her Joy of Christmas tour, now in its fourth year. The 16-city tour kicks off in Chicago on Nov. 24 and runs through Dec. 22.

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