CMA Country Christmas 2013 airs tonight, Dec. 2, at 9/8pm CT on ABC
Hunter Hayes, Trace Adkins, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Lucy Hale, Jake Owens, Kellie Pickler, Mary J. Blige, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and Michael W. Smith are among the performers scheduled to appear on tonight’s CMA Country Christmas hosted by Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles.
The stars perform holiday favorites and share their own family traditions and happy memories in the 2-hour holiday celebration, which taped in front of a live audience at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn., in early November.
Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson and the rest of the Robertson family, who released their own holiday album Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas in October, will also participate in a fireside chat.
CMA Country Christmas does more than spread holiday song and spirit. Members of the live audience were encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the taping to be distributed to needy children in the Nashville area by the non-profit group Generosity. In 2012, the group collected more than 5,000 toys.
CMA Country Christmas 2013 airs tonight, Dec. 2, at 9/8pm CT on ABC.