— Six years have passed since Martina McBride’s last Christmas tour, and 14 years since “White Christmas,” her last holiday album.
But the country chanteuse known for her hits “This One’s for the Girls,” “A Broken Wing,” “Independence Day” and a couple of dozen others is ready to embrace the Christmas spirit this year with her “Joy of Christmas” tour.
McBride, last seen earlier this year opening for George Strait, will return to the road with him next year, too, as he begins to wrap up the performing side of his career.
But first, there is a new album in the planning stages and this 16-date Christmas tour.
McBride called in from Nashville recently to let us know what to expect and also give a glimpse of Christmas in the McBride household.