Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood Land One-Hour CBS Christmas Special

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will help fans get into the Christmas spirit with an all-new, one-hour concert special on…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 16, 2020


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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will help fans get into the Christmas spirit with an all-new, one-hour concert special on CBS.

Airing Sunday, December 20, GARTH & TRISHA LIVE! A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENT will feature the superstar couple will perform holiday classics live by request from their home recording studio, Studio G.

The show is a follow-up to the one-hour special that aired on April 1 of this year.

In the weeks leading up to the Christmas special, Brooks will share details on how fans can make their requests during his weekly Facebook Live show, Inside Studio G.

“Our viewers loved reaching out directly to Garth and Trisha to request their favorite hits back when the pandemic first hit. It brought some fun and joy directly into their living rooms as they were hunkered down with their families,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music & Live Events/Alternative & Reality for CBS. “Now, nine long months later, who better to bring some holiday magic, performing some of the greatest holiday songs of all time than Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.”

According to a press release, GARTH & TRISHA LIVE! A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENT will be filmed without a live studio audience. Extensive safety precautions will take place when filming the special with a minimal crew following social distancing guidelines.

GARTH & TRISHA LIVE! A HOLIDAY CONCERT EVENT will broadcast Sunday, Dec. 20 (8:30-9:30 PM, live ET/8:00-9:00 PM, delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special will also be available to stream live on CBS All Access.

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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.