The favorite time of year for Martina McBride is Christmas, and the country superstar will be sharing the holidays with fans old and new this year with appearances in two television specials, a new music video, a cut on the popular A Very Special Christmas album and her 16-city “The Joy of Christmas” Tour.

MartinaThe new tour kicks off at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Friday, November 23, 2012 and wraps up December 21 in Chicago. Backed by a 12-piece band, complete with a string section, Martina brings her love of the holidays to intimate theaters. A video screen depicting wintery street scenes, busy shoppers, snowy mountains and more, tastefully complements traditional and contemporary holiday classics. Multiple wardrobe changes, a duet with “The King,” local celebs reciting “The Grinch,” and a home video of the McBride’s on Christmas morning are guaranteed to put fans in the Christmas spirit.

“My goal is to put everyone in the Christmas spirit by bringing every aspect of Christmas to life on stage,” said Martina during her tour rehearsal. “We perform everything from pop classics like ‘Let it Snow’ and ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’ to the beautiful hymns such as ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ and ‘O Holy Night.’ One of the parts I’m most looking forward to is when I go into the audience to chat with fans. It’s spontaneous and fun, because you never know what’s going to happen! I love Christmas, and I’ve put together a show that is powerful and full of emotion, as well as fun for the whole family. I would love for this show to become a holiday tradition for everyone.”

On Thanksgiving Day this week, The GRAMMY® Award winner will be performing on the 52nd Annual “The Thanksgiving Day Parade On CBS,” which will air live from New York City on the CBS Television Network from 9:00am until noon ET. Fans can see some of Martina’s biggest hits performed at at 9:15am, 10:45am and 11:45am ET.

Main Street in historic Franklin, Tennessee was transformed into a winter wonderland recently for the production of Martina’s “Please Come Home for Christmas” music video. Lights, decorations, Christmas trees and even an artificial snow-making machine were brought in for the shoot, which also included appearances by several Special Olympians. The clip was directed by Roman White and will begin airing later this month. The cut is one of the highlights on the 25th anniversary of the A Very Special Christmas holiday music series, benefiting the Special Olympics.

very special christmas A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary and A Very Special Christmas: Bringing Peace On Earth are available for download on iTunes and at retailers nationwide, including Best Buy, Walmart, Target and more. To learn more about A Very Special Christmas, visit

CMAABC’s “CMA Country Christmas” network television special taped in Nashville earlier this month, and one of the highlights of the show was Martina’s beautiful rendition of “Oh Come All Ye Faithful.” The popular two-hour show will air will air Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 9:00pm ET and repeat Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23.

A three-time Academy of Country Music “Top Female Vocalist” award winner, four-time Country Music Association “Female Vocalist of the Year” and GRAMMY®-winning recording artist, Martina McBride has sold more than 18 million albums and garnered numerous #1 hits throughout her career.  She was recently announced as the special guest on George Strait’s final tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, which begins January 18, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas.
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Martina McBride’s Joy of Christmas 2012 Tour Dates:

11/23 – Atlanta, GA                    Fox Theatre

11/24 – Norfolk, VA                   Constant Convocation Center

11/25 – Roanoke, VA                 Roanoke Civic Center

11/29 – Green Bay, WI               Time Warner CableTheatre

12/1 – Milwaukee, WI                Milwaukee Theatre

12/6 – Kingston, Ontario           K-Rock Centre

12/7 – Westbury, NY                  Theatre at Westbury

12/8 – Williamsport, PA            Community Arts Center

12/9 – W Long Branch, NJ        MAC Center at Monmouth

12/12 – Springfield, IL               Prairie Capital Convention Center

12/13 – Pittsburgh, PA               Benedum Center

12/14 – Albany, NY                     The Palace Theatre

12/15 – Lowell, MA                      Lowell Memorial Auditorium

12/17 – Fayetteville, NC            Cumberland County Auditorium

12/20 – Kansas City, MO            The Midland by AMC

12/21  – Chicago, IL                     Chicago Theatre