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‘A Home for the Holidays’ Adoption Show to Be Hosted by Rascal Flatts

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Rascal Flatts is the latest country artist to participate the annual special, “A Home for the Holidays,” which combines performances from top recording artists and heart-touching stories of adoption. “A Home for the Holidays With Rascal Flatts,” is set to air Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 8:00 PM ET on CBS. In addition to hosting the show, the group — Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney — will also perform.

“A Home for the Holidays,” which is now in its 14th year, was hosted in 2009 by Faith Hill, who was, in her own words, “adopted into a wonderful family.” In 2010, singer Jimmy Wayne, who was in the foster-care system as a youngster, was featured on the program. Last year’s host, Martina McBride, told The Boot, “There are so many kids out there who want to be part of a family. I think we take family for granted a little bit. For instance, we were decorating our Christmas tree … we were laughing and talking about our ornaments and traditions and what different ornaments mean and who gave them to us, and I was struck in the middle of all that, thinking, ‘There are so many kids who don’t have this, who long to be part of a family and long to be able to have these kind of traditions.’ It’s heartbreaking.”

Throughout the show, there will be musicial performances acompanying the story segments, which are introduced by celebrities who have their own adoption experience or are involved in adoption programs.

Along with Rascal Flatts, Melissa Etheridge, Matchbox Twenty, “American Idol’”s Phillip Phillips and “X Factor” finalist Rachel Crow will perform. Rachel, 14, will share her own personal story of foster care adoption, in addition to singing during the special.

“A Home for the Holdiays” will air Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.

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