Little Big Town Sing ‘Silent Night’ With Michael W. Smith at 2014 CMA Country Christmas
During Christmas, people come together. Families, friends ... and even musicians. Little Big Town and Christian singer Michael W. Smith recorded 'Silent Night' for Smith's new Christmas record, and they performed it at the 2014 CMA Country Christmas, filling the air with beautiful strains of the Christmas classic.
Smith, who has won three Grammys and been nominated for 13, admitted that when he sat down to do his new holiday album, LBT was at the top of the list.
"There's nobody who sings like them," he says, "and I get to sing with them, which is pretty amazing and great."
Likewise, the country quartet was blown away by the opportunity to work with Smith.
"Oh my, we were starstruck when we walked into the studio," says Kimberly Schlapman. "We are huge, ginormous fans of Michael, forever and ever, and it's an amazing record."
Their five voices added up to to one inspirational, heartwarming and utterly harmonic song, perfect for the holiday. Smith accompanied on the piano, and not a note was out of place. The group ended the song with huge smiles on their faces, and they received a rousing round of applause, making for a not very silent night after their 'Silent Night' performance.
LBT also performed ‘I Pray on Christmas' at this year's event.