2014 CMA Country Christmas Lineup Announced
The Country Music Association has revealed the lineup for the 2014 CMA Country Christmas.
Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles will return for the fifth year to host the event, which will tape in front of a live audience at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 7 and air Dec. 1 at 8 PM ET on ABC. Guest artists will include Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith and Carrie Underwood.
“After being the host of CMA Country Christmas for five years now, it is hard to pick one thing I love about it,” Nettles says (quote via the Tennessean). “There are so many fun moments. Whether it is the performances or duets, getting to perform Christmas songs with such great artists is really fun for me. It’s really a fun show all around.”
As in years past, the CMA is encouraging audience members to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the live taping. The Nashville-based nonprofit group Generosity will collect the toys beginning at 5 PM on the day of the event. The toys will be distributed to needy children in Nashville.
Tickets to the CMA Country Christmas are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Prices range from $25 to $50.