The 12th annual CMA Country Christmas special airs Monday, Nov. 29 at 8/7c on ABC – just in time to get into the yuletide spirit! The show blends holiday classics with several original songs performed in an intimate at-home setting that invites viewers to sit back, get cozy and celebrate the joys of the Christmas season.
Don’t miss show-stopping performances from first-time hosts Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce, who join forces on a special collaboration of “Sleigh Ride” that will also feature two student musicians, supporting CMA’s longstanding commitment to support equity in music education. Truman Eltringham, 17, a student from Nashville School of the Arts, and Carter Hammonds, an 8-year-old student at FH Jenkins Preparatory School, join Barrett and Pearce for an unforgettable performance viewers won’t want to miss.
In addition to Barrett and Pearce, the show will also feature performances from Jimmie Allen, Louis York, The Shinadellas, BRELAND, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, Pistol Annies, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson.
CMA Country Christmas 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 décor, to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year.
What Songs Are Being Performed?
Gabby Barrett feat. Carly Pearce – “Sleigh Ride”
Gabby Barrett – “Silent Night”
Carly Pearce – “O Holy Night”
Jimmie Allen with Louis York & The Shindellas – “What Does Christmas Mean”
BRELAND – “The Christmas Song”
Brett Eldredge – “Merry Christmas Baby”
Lady A – “Christmas Through Your Eyes
Pistol Annies – “Snow Globe”
Carrie Underwood – “Mary, Did You Know?”
Lainey Wilson – “Christmas Cookies”
Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect during the show.
Tune into CMA Country Christmas on Monday, November 29th at 8/7c on ABC.