After seven years with Jennifer Nettles as the emcee, CMA Country Christmas will turn to Reba McEntire to host its eight annual showcase.
The two-hour holiday music celebration, which will be taped at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House on Nov. 14, will air on ABC on Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. CT.
“Christmas is such a special time,” said Reba. “It reminds me of growing up in Oklahoma and singing carols with my family. I’m just tickled to join a group of some of my best country buddies onstage to celebrate the holiday season. This is where my love of music began.”
The lineup of artists performing at the shindig will be announced soon. Tickets for the taping of CMA Country Christmas go on sale Oct. 6.
To get you in the holiday spirit, Reba will release a rebooted version of her 2016 album, My Kind of Christmas, on Oct. 13 on Nash Icon Records. The newly packaged album follows last year’s limited release and includes new collaborations with Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Lauren Daigle, Darius Rucker, and Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood.
My Kind of Christmas Track List
- “Winter Wonderland”
- “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire)
- “Mary, Did You Know?” (with Vince Gill and Amy Grant)
- “Jingle Bell Rock”
- “O Holy Night”
- “Hard Candy Christmas”
- “Back to God” (with Lauren Daigle) (Acoustic Version)
- “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
- “O Come All Ye Faithful”
- “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (with Darius Rucker)
- “White Christmas”
- “Jingle Bells”
- “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”
- “Silent Night” (with Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood)
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