Last night some of the most powerful and moving voices gathered to celebrate the holidays with “CMA Country Christmas.” We were able to enjoy all the classic songs, with special interviews with your favorite country singers and even a surprise appearance from Mary J. Blige!
The show was taped in front of a live audience Friday, Nov. 8 (7:30 PM/CT), at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The special featured Jennifer Nettles hosting for the fourth year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network.
“It’s really a joy for me to get to host ‘CMA Country Christmas,’” Nettles said. “I have so much fun doing it! I love the holiday season, and for me to get to be a part of this show for the fourth year in a row is a really big honor. What I love about doing this gig is that it’s the closest I’ve gotten to the old classic television variety shows. It is entertainment that everybody in the family can find fun, and I hope it’s something that keeps happening for years and years and years.”
The roster was amazing as we heard some of favorite Christmas songs from: R&B queen Mary J. Blige who slayed “ Have Yourself A Merry Christmas,” Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum,Sheryl Crow, Lucy Hale, Jennifer Nettles, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Michael W. Smith and many more.
“The taping for ‘CMA Country Christmas’ is a jump-start for the holiday season and has become a family tradition for many Nashville residents,” said CMA Board President Ed Hardy. “Adding to the celebration is our A Gift for All toy drive, which provides new toys for homeless children, shining a spotlight on a worthy endeavor in a way that reflects the values and heart of our artists, the industry, and this city.”
Overall, this was a great event as it is every year! I’m thankful I was able to be apart of the LIVE taping and share the experience with loved ones.
For more information on this event visit : http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-country-christmas/ .
What is your favorite Christmas song and by what artist?