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Two decades after the release of her classic, multi-platinum album, White ChristmasMartina McBride is back with a second volume. It’s the Holiday Season is set to come out October 19.

The nine-song collection was recorded at the historic Capitol Studio in Los Angeles and at McBride’s own Blackbird Studio in Nashville.

“It’s been exactly 20 years since I released White Christmas,” Martina reflects. “With that album, I wanted to make it classic and something that would stand the test of time, which I feel like it has done. I wanted to accomplish the same thing with It’s The Holiday Season, but with a different feel.”

“So I decided to make most of the album with a big-band swing vibe that takes you back to the [FrankSinatraDean MartinElla Fitzgerald records,” she continues. “We recorded more of the pop Christmas numbers that lend themselves to that kind of feel.”

The four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year will also put out her second cookbook this fall. Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life will be released October 30.

The Kansas native will hit the road for another leg of her The Joy of Christmas Tour this year as well. Here’s a look at her itinerary:

11/23 — Biloxi, MS, Beau Rivage
11/24 — Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
11/25 — Charlotte, NC, Ovens Auditorium
11/29 — Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center
11/30 — Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center
12/1 — Nashville, TN, Schermerhorn Symphony Center
12/4 — Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Symphony Hall
12/6 — Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
12/7 — Dallas, TX, Majestic Theatre
12/8 — Sugar Land, TX, Smart Financial Centre

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