McBride Announces Christmas Tour

Martina McBride will launch her second holiday tour, titled The Joy of Christmas, on Nov. 28 in Erie, Pa. “I dreamed of creating a Christmas show that the fans could make a part of their holiday season year after year,” McBride said. “It really is a huge undertaking, but it is so much fun to do. We developed a show that includes many elements. There’s theater, video, special effects and huge sets, but the part that I enjoy the most is interacting with people in the audience and doing ’story time’ with the children. It feels like a family gathering, and I’m really looking forward to that again.” The tour will visit 15 cities — mostly in the Midwest and the South — and concludes Dec. 22 in Oklahoma City. 10/24/03