December 4, 2017
STAR-STUDDED ENTERTAINERS ANNOUNCED FOR SOLD-OUT EIGHTH ANNUAL MUSIC SPECIAL ‘CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS,’ AIRING DECEMBER 23 ON ABC,
PART OF THE ’25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS’ PROGRAMMING EVENT
Luke Bryan, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town Among Performers for Two-Hour Holiday Show Hosted by Reba McEntire and Filmed at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville
Iconic entertainer Reba McEntire will have a superstar lineup at her disposal as she hosts “CMA Country Christmas” for the first time, SATURDAY, DEC. 23 (8:00–10:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 11/27/17)
Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, CB30, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, CeCe Winans, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young announced as performers for the sold-out, eighth annual broadcast, held this year at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
Reba also will perform a piece from her new Nash Icon Records album, “My Kind of Christmas.” The newly packaged album follows last year’s limited release and includes collaborations with Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Lauren Daigle, Darius Rucker, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood.
The show will have a new look and feel this year, making Reba’s first year as host a can’t-miss country music event.
For more information, visit CMAChristmas.com or follow us on Twitter @Countrymusic.
“CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer, Paul Miller is the director, and Jon Macks is the writer.
About the Country Music Association
Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association is the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. More than 7,800 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; CMA Music Festival, which benefits music education and is taped for a three-hour network television special, “CMA Fest”; and “CMA Country Christmas.” All of CMA’s television properties air on The ABC Television Network through 2021.
Amber Williams, CMA
Vice President, Communications & Talent Relations
Krista Dial, CMA
Manager, Media Relations
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