“CMA Country Christmas” special gets three holiday airdates on ABC
Show features holiday music from Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and more
Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles is back for the third year to host the Country Music Assn.’s holiday TV special, “CMA Country Christmas,” which was taped last weekend in Nashville.
The show will premiere on Dec. 20 from 9-11 p.m. (ET) on ABC Television Network, with two repeat airings scheduled for the evening of Dec. 22 and the afternoon of Dec. 23.
In addition to Nettles, who was very pregnant with her first child at the taping, the special features holiday songs and stories from Dierks Bentley, Colbie Caillat, opera singer Katherine Jenkins, Lady Antebellum, John Legend (pictured here with Nettles), Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry, and Keith Urban.
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