Loretta Lynn, Brad Paisley and More to Perform for 2016 CMA Country Christmas
The Country Music Association has revealed the lineup for the 2016 CMA Country Christmas TV special, which is set to air on Nov. 28.
Jennifer Nettles will be hosting the CMA's annual holiday special for the seventh year in a row in 2016, and this year, she'll be joined by a few new-to-CMA Country Christmas faces as well as some stars who have performed in the past. Artists included in the lineup include Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young ... and Loretta Lynn. Along with the country stars, jazz and R&B singer Andra Day, Broadway actress and singer Idina Menzel, The Voice Season 9 winner Jordan Smith, child prodigy jazz pianist Joey Alexander and Sarah McLachlan will all bring their skills to the two-hour special as well.
"The taping of CMA Country Christmas has become a treasured holiday tradition for Nashville families," says CMA CEO Sarah Trahern. "And watching CMA Country Christmas on ABC is equally important as generations gather to celebrate the season."
The CMA Country Christmas special is set to film at the Grand Ole Opry House on Nov. 8. A yearly tradition also encourages concert attendees to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the taping; ABC and the CMA partner with the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program to collect the Christmas presents for children in need throughout Middle Tennessee. Last year, they collected more than 5,000 gifts.
The CMA Country Christmas TV special will air on Nov. 28 at 8PM ET on ABC.
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