Martina McBride Shares Details About Her Upcoming Christmas Album

Martina McBride is celebrating the holidays a few months early with some recent studio sessions to complete her upcoming Christmas album. In her new Q&A with Billboard, the recent America's Got Talent guest judge opened up about the LP, which is scheduled for release in October.

"I haven't named it yet. I've been in the studio and I've tracked the whole thing and it's getting close to being finished," the 52-year-old country titan explained. "But I'm terrible at naming things. It takes me a really long time and I have to run it by everybody and get their ideas and their input. Naming an album is always the hardest part for me because it's going to be forever. You want it to be something that is going to represent the music."

Elsewhere in the interview, McBride described the set as "a big band swing Christmas album" with a "kind of a vintage-y throwback sound." "It's very different than anything I've done before. I did a Christmas album a really long time ago but it was more orchestral, like a classic-sounding Dean Martin record," she continued. "This is more pop and big band and has big hymns. It's really fun. I never thought I would record 'Frosty The Snowman' but we did it in such a cool way that it's a lot of fun."

If you want more from McBride, prepare yourself for her new cookbook, Martina's Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life, which drops on October 30. "I love to cook for my family so we have everything from sausage and chicken gumbo to meatloaf to Italian, taco night, all of that kind of stuff," she said of her recent recipes. "I got a smoker for Mother's Day and I'm learning how to use that. It's a grill and a smoker. I'm going to be using that a lot."

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