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CMA Country Christmas to Air December 2 on ABC

Posted By Sarah Wyland On October 10, 2013 @ 6:40 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

Jennifer Nettles [1]

Jennifer Nettles photo by John LeMay/ABC.

CMA Country Christmas [2], hosted by Jennifer Nettles [3], will air December 2 at 9/8c on ABC. The two-hour Christmas special features some of country’s biggest stars performing holiday favorites and sharing their favorite Christmas memories. It will tape in front of a live audience on Friday, November 8 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Artists scheduled to perform include Jennifer, Trace Adkins [4], Luke Bryan [5], Sheryl Crow [6], Lucy Hale, Jake Owen [7], Kellie Pickler [8], Rascal Flatts [9], Darius Rucker [10], and Michael W. Smith. Additionally, Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson has been added as a performer. The Robertson family will also participate in a fireside chat.

CMA Country Christmas has become a welcome family tradition – not just for Country fans, but anyone who enjoys holiday standards performed by amazing vocalists in a classic variety show setting,” CMA Board President Ed Hardy said.

For the second year, audience members are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the taping to help make the holidays brighter for Nashville-area children. The Nashville-based, non-profit group Generosity will have volunteers on site to collect the toys, which will later be distributed to homeless families this holiday season. You do not need a ticket to drop off a toy. In 2012, the group collected more than 5,000 toys.

Tickets for CMA Country Christmas are on sale now and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com [11], by calling (800) 745-3000 or in person at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office. For updates and information visit CMAchristmas.com. [2]

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[2] CMA Country Christmas: http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-country-christmas/

[3] Jennifer Nettles: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_sugarland

[4] Trace Adkins: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_trace_adkins

[5] Luke Bryan: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_luke_bryan

[6] Sheryl Crow: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6029230,00.html

[7] Jake Owen: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jake_owen

[8] Kellie Pickler: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_kellie_pickler

[9] Rascal Flatts: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_rascal_flatts

[10] Darius Rucker: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_darius_rucker

[11] ticketmaster.com: http://cmaworld.informz.net/z/cjUucD9taT0yNjYxMTgwJnA9MSZ1PTc3MjgyNzcwMCZsaT0xNDE5MDQ0OQ/index.html

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