Martina McBride is set to bring her Joy of Christmas Tour to Nashville for a one-night-only extravaganza at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. Holiday revelers young and old will celebrate the season, as Martina and her 12-piece band bring their love of the holidays to the Mother Church of Country Music. Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster locations or by calling 800-745-3000, the Ryman box office and www.ryman.com beginning at 10:00am CDT on Friday, August 16, 2013.
“I had so much fun on the Joy Of Christmas tour last year,” said Martina. “We didn’t get to play Nashville, so I’m really looking forward to bringing the show to my hometown and especially excited to be playing the Ryman again. I love performing there!”
Last year’s 16-city tour was a highlight of the holiday season, and at each stop, an athlete, popular radio personality or local celebrity read “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas” story, while Martina sang “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” Former Chicago Bears bone-crunching linebacker Brian Urlacher, Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson, Pittsburgh Steeler Brett Keisel, tv personality Storme Warren, hockey great Jim Dowd and others shared the stage with the Grammy winner.
In addition, young ballerinas from local studios and schools danced at each concert last year. A large video screen behind the stage depicted wintery street scenes, busy shoppers, snowy mountains and a home video of the McBride’s on Christmas morning. Martina delighted the crowed with at least six wardrobe changes each night, and a unique “duet” with Elvis Pressley put fans in the Christmas spirit.
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.