Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Brett Eldredge & More Among 2021 ‘CMA Country Christmas’ Performers

Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce are preparing to co-host CMA Country Christmas and the show is gearing up to be jam packed with country superstars for its 12th annual holiday celebration. Just two weeks ahead of the show’s duet, the Country…

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Posted on November 15, 2021

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Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Brett Eldredge; Photos Courtesy of CMA

Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce are preparing to co-host CMA Country Christmas and the show is gearing up to be jam packed with country superstars for its 12th annual holiday celebration.

Just two weeks ahead of the show’s duet, the Country Music Association (CMA) revealed the star-studded lineup on Monday afternoon (Nov. 15). First-time hosts, Barrett and Pearce, will be joined by Jimmie Allen with Louis York, The Shindellas, BRELAND, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, Pistol Annies, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson for an intimate evening of holiday classics.

“CMA Country Christmas” brings the holidays home again, inviting viewers to sit back and enjoy the season in a warm and intimate home setting reminiscent of classic Christmas television specials of the past. Coming together for a night of festive performances and cozy holiday moments, “CMA Country Christmas” is sure to celebrate the magic of the Christmas season.  

The holiday special will also feature two student musicians, supporting CMA’s longstanding commitment to support equity in music education. A student at Nashville School of the Arts, Truman Eltringham, 17, and Carter Hammonds, an 8-year-old student at FH Jenkins Preparatory School, joined hosts Barrett and Pearce for an unforgettable performance you won’t want to miss.  

Gabby Barrett & Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy of ABC
Gabby Barrett & Carly Pearce; Photo Courtesy of ABC

The annual holiday show is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer and Writer. Paul Miller is the Director.  

CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, stunningly realistic Christmas trees and beautifully-designed holiday decor, to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year.  

CMA Country Christmas airs Monday, Nov. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

Click above to watch a sneak peek.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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