After seven years with Jennifer Nettles as the emcee, CMA Country Christmas will turn to Reba McEntire to host its eighth annual showcase. The two-hour holiday music celebration, which was taped at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House on Nov. 14, airs tonight (Nov. 27).
Here’s everything you need to know, including times, channel, performers, highlights, photos and more.
CMA Country Christmas
Date: Nov. 27
Time: 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT
Venue: Grand Ole Opry
Host: Reba McEntire
Performers: Reba, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, CB30, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, CeCe Winans, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young
Highlights: Reba’s “Holly Jolly Christmas,” Kelsea’s “White Christmas,” Luke’s “O Holy Night,” Dan + Shay’s “Do You Hear What I Hear,” Brett’s “Winter Wonderland,” Lady Antebellum’s “Silver Bells,” Trisha’s “Hard Candy Christmas” and more
Quote Worthy: “Christmas is such a special time. 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.” — Reba McEntire
Photo Gallery (courtesy of Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com):
Photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com