Thomas Rhett and Wife, Lauren Akins to host ‘CMA Country Christmas’

Officially kicking off the holiday season with country music’s favorite couple, Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins are set to host the annual CMA Country Christmas Special.

Surprising fans with the announcement, the country superstar and New York Times bestselling author revealed the news earlier today, Wednesday, November 11th on Good Morning America.

“We can’t wait for you all to get to watch that and get into the holiday spirit with us,” Rhett shared in the exciting announcement.

CMA Country Christmas is set to air on Monday, November 30th at 9/8c on ABC. Performers for the special show include Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, and Lindsay Stirling.

The news comes just hours before the 54th Annual CMA Awards which airs tonight at 7/8c on ABC. Rhett, who is up for Male Vocalist of the Year, will hit the awards show stage to perform his CMA nominated and number one hit, “Be A Light” with collaborators Reba, Hillary Scott, and Chris Tomlin. Lauren Akins will also make an appearance on the show as she is scheduled to present an award.

It’s a big day for Rhett who also released a brand new single, “What’s Your Country Song”. The track serves as a first-look at the singer-songwriter’s forthcoming fifth studio album.

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