ABC Sets Air Date for ‘CMA Country Christmas’

Fans will soon be able to ring in the holiday season with country music’s hottest stars on CMA Country Christmas….


Lauren Jo Black

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November 4, 2019


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Trisha Yearwood; Photo by ABC/Martin DeBoer

Fans will soon be able to ring in the holiday season with country music’s hottest stars on CMA Country Christmas.

ABC just announced that the popular Christmas program will air Tuesday, December 3 at 9/8c.

Hosted by Trisha Yearwood, this year’s CMA Country Christmas special will include performances by Kristin Chenoweth, for KING & COUNTRY, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Runaway June, CeCe Winans, Brett Young and Chris Young.

“Music, memories and enjoying the season with loved ones are what make Christmastime so special,” says Yearwood, who will also perform during the show. “Hosting ‘CMA Country Christmas’ is an opportunity to share joy and celebrate the holidays with friends and family everywhere.”

The special, now in its tenth year, continues to be one of the top-rated holiday programs on television.

CMA Country Christmas will air the same night as Brad Paisley’s star-studded variety show, Brad Paisley Thinks He’s Special. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.