Martina McBride Is Going ‘Home for the Holidays’
The sounds of the holiday season are getting ready to start playing, and among those famous voices you'll hear singing your favorite Yuletide classics will be Martina McBride. Having previously hit the road for several tours around the festive season, this year, the singer will be playing at home with the Nashville Symphony.
During her Home for the Holidays concert on Friday, December 10, Martina plans to offer the audience a mix of holiday standards, such as 'O Holy Night,' 'Silver Bells' and 'The Christmas Song,' along with new seasonal favorites. "The Nashville Symphony is one of the reasons we proudly call Nashville 'Music City U.S.A.,' " she says, "And I can't think of a better way to ring in the holiday season than by performing with this talented ensemble of musicians."
This will be Martina's first appearance with the Symphony since 1998, and the show will be held at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena, due to ongoing repairs to the Schermerhorn Symphony Center suffered during the May floods in Middle Tennessee.
Martina is no stranger to Christmas songs, having recorded her 'White Christmas' CD in 1998. The collection was re-released in 1999 with two new tracks, and again in 2007 with four additional tracks, including 'Baby, It's Cold Outside,' which features the late Dean Martin.
In the meantime, Martina is set to hit the stage in Nashville prior to her Symphony show on October 5, for Keith Urban's 'All for the Hall' concert benefiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.