McBride’s holiday tour coming to Hobart


Staff Reports

TROY — Break out the Christmas lights and hang your stockings because Grammy Award nominated country superstar, Martina McBride is hitting the road on her holiday themed tour called, “The Joy of Christmas.”

The tour will make a stop at Troy’s Hobart Arena at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 — the only Ohio stop on the holiday tour.

Tickets are now on sale to the general public at www.hobartarena.com by phone at (937) 339-2911 or at the Hobart Arena offices from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

“‘The Joy Of Christmas’ is a magical show full of beautiful scenery and classic beloved Christmas music as well as a few hits from my career. It’s a show for the whole family,” McBride said. “With this tour we create a sort of Christmas winter wonderland.”

McBride has sold more than 18 million albums to date, which includes 20 Top 10 singles and six No. 1 hits. This year marks a milestone in Martina’s career — it is her 25th year of touring. In April 2016, McBride released Reckless, her 13th studio album. McBride has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and won three Academy of Country Music for Top Female Vocalist. Martina has been awarded 14 Gold Records. Nine Platinum honors, three Double Platinum Records, and two Triple Platinum Awards. Martina was awarded the Covenant House Beacon of Hope Award and Music Business Association’s prestigious 2015 Harry Chapin Memorial Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic efforts on behalf of domestic violence.

Through her Team Music Is Love charity initiative, McBride partners with non-profit causes to help many of the towns she’s performing in. Since 2011, Team Music Is Love has been responsible for many successful fundraising and volunteer projects helping causes such as hunger relief, cancer research, combating domestic violence and helping children in need. For more information, visit TeamMusicIsLove.com.

Recently, McBride released her first book, “Around the Table,” a full-color illustrated collection of her favorite recipes, hosting tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration.