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`CMA Country Christmas` photo credit: CMA/ABC
"CMA Country Christmas" photo credit: CMA/ABC

'CMA Country Christmas' returns with hosts Amy Grant & Trisha Yearwood

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Tue, Nov 14th 2023 02:35 pm

14th annual holiday television special features performances by Jordan Davis, Amy Grant, Lady A, Ashley McBryde, Jon Pardi, Lindsey Stirling, The War And Treaty, Zach Williams, Lainey Wilson & Trisha Yearwood

√ ‘CMA Country Christmas’ airs Thursday, Dec. 14, on ABC; watch the promo here

Press Release

’Tis the holiday season! The Country Music Association has revealed this year’s hosts and performers for its 14th annual holiday television special, “CMA Country Christmas.” Hosted by country music stars Amy Grant and Trisha Yearwood, “CMA Country Christmas” features performances by Jordan Davis, Grant, Lady A, Ashley McBryde, Jon Pardi, Lindsey Stirling, The War And Treaty, Zach Williams, Lainey Wilson and Yearwood.

Ashley McBryde and Lindsey Stirling perform during “CMA Country Christmas,” airing Thursday, Dec. 14, on ABC. (Photo credit: Josh Brasted/CMA)


Filmed in Nashville in front of a live audience, the holiday special showcases one-of-a-kind musical performances of festive classics from country music’s biggest stars. “CMA Country Christmas” airs Thursday, Dec. 14 (8-9:02 p.m. EST), on ABC and next day on Hulu and Disney+. Catch a sneak peek of this year’s “CMA Country Christmas” here.

As part of the show, Grant and Yearwood will perform “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and be accompanied by Lindsey Stirling for “Joy to the World.” Grant also takes the stage to perform “Grown Up Christmas List,” and Yearwood performs “O Holy Night” with Stirling. In addition to the night’s hosts, the lineup includes Jordan Davis (“O Come All Ye Faithful”), Lady A (“What Christmas Means to Me”), Ashley McBryde with Stirling (“You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”), Jon Pardi (“Beer for Santa”), The War And Treaty (“Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)”), and Zach Williams with Lainey Wilson (“Go Tell It On The Mountain”).

CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, who provided beautifully realistic artificial Christmas trees and holiday décor to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year. Product information about what you see on stage can be found at balsamhill.com/c/cma.

More About ‘CMA Country Christmas’

Starting in 2010, “CMA Country Christmas” rings in the holiday season annually with a show full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville and airs each holiday season on ABC. ABC is the network home to the CMA Awards and CMA’s summer concert TV special “CMA Fest.”

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