Press Release: Celebrate The Holidays with Star-Studded Eighth Annual "CMA Country Christmas" Airing Nov. 27 on ABC

by Missy Wolf / 2375 days ago / Comments

NOV. 17, 2017


NASHVILLE—Country Music’s biggest names kick off the holiday season with “CMA Country Christmas,” airing Monday, Nov. 27 (8-10 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

The eighth annual “CMA Country Christmas” returns with first-time host and iconic entertainer Reba McEntire and features two hours of star-studded performances from Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry House by Kelsea BalleriniLuke BryanCB30Dan + ShayBrett EldredgeAlan JacksonLady AntebellumLittle Big TownDustin Lynch, McEntire, CeCe WinansTrisha Yearwood and Chris Young, in addition to special collaborations by Ballerini and McEntire, Little Big Town and McEntire, and Jackson and Young.

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“CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and Jon Macks is the writer.

Reba McEntire hosts the eighth annual “CMA Country Christmas” for the first time, airing Monday, Nov. 27 on the ABC Television Network. McEntire performs “Holly Jolly Christmas” and a medley of “O, Come All Ye Faithful” / “O Little Town of Bethlehem” / “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” as well as “Jingle Bells” with Kelsea Ballerini and “Mary, Did You Know?” with Little Big Town. McEntire previously performed during the first-ever “CMA Country Christmas” in 2010.

Photo Credit: Donn Jones / CMA 

Brett Eldredge performs “Winter Wonderland” and “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” during “CMA Country Christmas,” airing Monday, Nov. 27 on the ABC Television Network. Eldredge returns to “CMA Country Christmas” to perform for the third year.

Photo Credit: Donn Jones / CMA

CeCe Winans performs “Joy To The World” with Nashville’s Born Again Church Choir during “CMA Country Christmas,” airing Monday, Nov. 27 on the ABC Television Network. This year marks Winans’ first time performing on “CMA Country Christmas.”

Photo Credit: Donn Jones / CMA




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From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!