11/29/2012 10:18:00 AM Martina McBride in concert Dec. 12 in Springfield
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — 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.
The tour comes to the Prairie Capitol Convention Center in springfield on Wed., Dec. 12 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 the stage.
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. "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."
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.
For more news, tour dates, ticket information and more, visit www.Martina McBride.com.