BRELAND Performs ‘The Christmas Song’ on ‘CMA Country Christmas’

Rising country singer/songwriter BRELAND brought all the cozy Christmas vibes to CMA Country Christmas with a performance of the iconic…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 29, 2021


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Rising country singer/songwriter BRELAND brought all the cozy Christmas vibes to CMA Country Christmas with a performance of the iconic holiday classic, “The Christmas Song.”

The breakout artist, who admitted performing on the show was a huge “honor,” selected the classic tune as it’s one of his all-time favorites. 

“My performance, I think, is gonna be a lot of fun. It’s one of my favorite Christmas songs, actually called ‘The Christmas Song.’ Some of you know it as ‘Chestnuts Roasting,’ BRELAND shared ahead of the broadcast. “It’s soulful, it’s sweet and hopefully will put everybody in the holiday spirit.” 

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The New Jersey native delivered a calming performance of “The Christmas Song” while seated in front of a beautifully decorated fireplace roaring with flames. 

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Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce joined forces to co-host CMA Country Christmas, which aired on Monday, November 29 on ABC. 

The star-studded show also featured festive performances by Barrett, Pearce, Jimmie Allen with Louis York and The Shindellas, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, Pistol Annies, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson.

Beginning November 30, CMA Country Christmas will be available to watch anytime on demand and available to stream on Hulu. 

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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.