It’s like Christmas in September! Versatile country music entertainer Reba McEntire will debut as host for the eighth annual CMA Country Christmas event from Nashville’s famed Grand Ole Opry House on Monday, November 27th at 8/7C via the ABC Television Network. The two-hour holiday music celebration will feature performances by McEntire and a lineup of today’s country music stars sharing their favorite sounds of the festive season.
Watch Reba make the big announcement below!
“Christmas is such a special time. It reminds me of growing up in Oklahoma and singing carols with my family,” shared McEntire in a statement. “I’m just tickled to join a group of some of my best country buddies onstage to celebrate the holiday season. This is where my love of music began.”
“Reba epitomizes Country and the cheer of the holiday season,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “She’s also the most nominated female in CMA Awards history, so the fit couldn’t be more perfect.”
Tickets for the Tuesday, November 14th taping of CMA Country Christmas go on sale Friday, October 6th through Opry.com. (Hello Christmas gift…) The official country artist lineup for the televised special will be shared at a later date.
If this news wasn’t awesome enough, McEntire will release her My Kind of Christmas record on Friday, October 13th— just ahead of the holiday shopping season. The newly-packaged album follows last year’s limited release and includes collaborations with top-notch performers Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Lauren Daigle, Darius Rucker, Kelly Clarkson, and Trisha Yearwood.
My Kind of Christmas Track List:
1. “Winter Wonderland”
2. “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
3. “Mary, Did You Know?” (with Vince Gill and Amy Grant)
4. “Jingle Bell Rock”
5. “O Holy Night”
6. “Hard Candy Christmas”
7. “Back To God” (with Lauren Daigle) (Acoustic Version)
8. “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”
9. “O Come All Ye Faithful”
10. “O Little Town Of Bethlehem” (with Darius Rucker)
11. “White Christmas”
12. “Jingle Bells”
13. “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”
14. “Silent Night” (with Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood)
If you didn’t get the limited release of MY KIND OF CHRISTMAS last year, we’re putting it out again this year with a new cover plus three additional songs featuring my friends @vincegillofficial and @amygrantofficial, @dariusrucker and @lauren_daigle! It will be in stores everywhere October 13. Stay tuned for more information about special pre-order bundles coming soon on Reba.com! #MerryChristmas #ChristmasInJuly
Reba fans will have a very merry Christmas with these announcements regarding the beloved country music maven! Share this big news with other country music lovers.