Martina McBride Bringing Annual The Joy of Christmas Tour to Walton Arts Center

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Sept. 26, 2022 – Country music icon Martina McBride is hitting the road again to celebrate the holiday season in what has become a favored tradition for the artist and for her fans. The Joy of Christmas Tour will make a stop at Walton Arts Center at 7 pm on Sunday, Dec. 18.

"This is the 12th year of doing the Joy of Christmas Tour, and I truly believe our 2022 version of the show is the best yet," says McBride. "It is a night for the whole family to celebrate all the joyful things about the holiday season. We look forward to it every year and are honored that our show has become a tradition for us and the fans. We cannot wait to take it back on the road!"

The evening of holiday favorites performed by McBride, one of the most influential female country music musicians, is presented as part of the Land O’ Lakes Concert Series. Tickets will go on sale 10 am Friday, Sept. 30 and prices range from $79 to $149. Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office weekdays 10 am until 2 pm, by calling 479.443.5600 weekdays 10 am until 5 pm or by visiting

This year also marks McBride's 25th anniversary of her impactful album Evolution a remarkably heartfelt and soaring project that produced two No. 1 hits ("Wrong Again" and the iconic "A Broken Wing") and was certified triple Platinum® by the Recording Industry Association of America. 

A 14-time Grammy® nominee, McBride has sold over 23 million albums and has earned 14 RIAA Gold® certifications. In addition to her iconic music career, McBride continues building her lifestyle brand having released two cookbooks, Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life (2018) and Around the Table: Recipes and Inspiration for Gatherings Throughout the Year (2014).  

She recently wrapped the first season of “Vocal Point with Martina McBride”, her weekly podcast that featured Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Lukas Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Blake Shelton and many more.  Earlier this year she announced her Livin’ Life Up Tour with support from up-and-coming female artists Hannah Ellis, Hailey Whitters, Kalie Shorr and Sarah Allison Turner. Through her Team Music Is Love initiative, Martina has launched a series of fundraising and volunteer projects to support hunger relief, cancer research, domestic violence and helping women, children and families in need. 

Support for Walton Arts Center is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ premier performing arts presenter operating three theaters and the Arkansas Music Pavilion. Walton Arts Center brings entertainers and artists from around the world to Northwest Arkansas. Each year more than 250,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center venues. On average 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and 300 volunteers donate their time each year to its operations. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit