With the holiday season already in full swing, fans from all over are looking forward to some holiday cheer brought on by Christmas specials on television. Announced last week, Thomas Rhett and his lovely wife Lauren Akins will be the hosts. Just announced, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling will take the stage for a spirited night of holiday tunes.
“The idea for this year’s show was to do a throwback of the great Christmas specials of the 1960s and 1970s,” says Robert Deaton, “CMA Country Christmas” Executive Producer. “Andy Williams, Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra all had classic Christmas specials where the viewer was invited into the homes of the host to celebrate the holiday like a best friend coming to visit. That was what we wanted to create for this year’s show. Instead of a big flashy production, we took a page from those iconic specials to say, ‘Come relax, and let’s celebrate the holidays together.’”
“CMA Country Christmas” airs Monday, Nov. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM/ET) on ABC. Watch the new promo clip HERE.
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