NASHVILLE – Celebrate the joys of the season with an encore presentation of "CMA Country Christmas" airing Thursday, Dec. 23 (10:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC. Featuring new and original songs, plus long-time Christmas favorites, this seasonal showcase rings in the holiday spirit with performances by first-time hosts Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce, plus Jimmie Allen with Louis York & The Shindellas, BRELAND, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, Pistol Annies, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson. Barrett and Pearce come together for the finale - a special collaboration featuring two student musicians, supporting CMA’s longstanding commitment to support equity in music education.
Filmed in a cozy at-home setting reminiscent of TV specials from prior decades, viewers can experience the magic of the holidays anytime On Demand and by streaming on Hulu. The show will also be added to Disney+ on Tuesday, Dec. 21. Full performances can be viewed on CMA's Vevo Channel.
“CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer and Writer. Paul Miller is the Director.
CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, stunningly realistic Christmas trees and beautifully-designed holiday décor, to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year.
About “CMA Country Christmas”
Starting in 2010, “CMA Country Christmas” rings in the holiday season annually with a show full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville and airs each holiday season on ABC. ABC is the network home to the CMA Awards and CMA’s summer concert TV special “CMA Fest.”