McBride Duets on Martin's Christmas Classic
September 6, 2006
Beloved crooner DEAN MARTIN's celebrated CHRISTMAS WITH DINO album is to be re-released in time for the holidays with a new MARTINA MCBRIDE duet.
The country queen re-recorded festive favourite BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE with the late Martin's vocals at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, where Martin cut his original version of the song in 1959.
MCBride admits she jumped at the chance to record a duet with one of her heroes - even though he wasn't in the studio with her.
She says, "There's something about hearing a Dean Martin holiday song. You think, 'OK, it's time to start the season, it's Christmas time.' That's definitely how I feel. "It's an honour to be able to be a part of this. Dean had such a great voice, and to be able to sing with him all these years later is a thrill."
The duet has been recorded by many artists, and was a hit in 1999 for TOM JONES and CERYS MATTHEWS.