Martina McBride Announces 9th “The Joy of Christmas Tour”

Martina McBride Announces 9th “The Joy of Christmas Tour”

Martina McBride announced she will hit the road for her ninth annual The Joy of Christmas Tour. The 14-date holiday tour kicks off on Nov. 29 in Biloxi, Miss., and makes additional stops in Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago and more.

“This show is so much fun to do,” says Martina. “We have everything from classic hymns like ‘O Holy Night’ to fun, big band swing classics like ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.’ It’s all very visual, the songs are well-loved, and you leave with a warm feeling. I love to think of entire families—from grandparents to grandchildren—enjoying The Joy of Christmas. It’s really a show for the whole family.”

Martina’s 1998 holiday album, White Christmas, has become a yuletide standard. She released her second holiday album, It’s the Holiday Season, in 2018.

The Joy of Christmas Tour

Nov. 29 | Biloxi, MS | Beau Rivage Theatre
Nov. 30 | Lake Charles, LA | Golden Nugget
Dec. 1 | San Antonio, TX | Majestic Theatre
Dec. 3 | Tyler, TX | R. Down Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center*
Dec. 5 | Green Bay, WI | Resch Center**
Dec. 6 | Springfield, IL | Sangamon Auditorium
Dec. 7 | Prior Lake, MN | Mystic Lake Casino**
Dec. 12 |  Wallingford, CT | Oakdale Theatre
Dec. 13 | Philadelphia, PA | The Met
Dec. 14 | Boston, MA | Lowell Memorial Auditorium
Dec. 15 | Newark, NJ | Union County PAC
Dec. 19 | East Lansing, MI | Wharton Center
Dec. 20 | Chicago, IL | Rialto Square Theatre*
Dec. 21 | St. Louis, MO | Lindenwood University*

*on sale now
**on sale Aug. 23

photo by Curtis Hilbun,

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth