Every Song That Will Be Performed On ‘CMA Country Christmas’
Country music fans everywhere will soon get in the holiday spirit with the much-anticipated television debut of CMA Country Christmas on…
Kelsea Ballerini; Photo Courtesy Country Music Association
Country music fans everywhere will soon get in the holiday spirit with the much-anticipated television debut of CMA Country Christmas on ABC.
Airing Monday, November 30 at 9/8c, the star-studded show will feature Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren Akins, as co-hosts as well as a musical lineup of artists, including Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling.
The evening will feature memorable performances of holiday classics and originals as well as a special appearance from the Akins children, Willa Gray, Ada James and Lennon Love.
As the excitement for CMA Country Christmas builds, the Country Music Association has revealed the list of songs that will be performed during the show. See the just-released list below.
Kelsea Ballerini – “Santa Baby”
Gabby Barrett – “The First Noel”
Lady A – “Wonderful Christmastime” and “Little Saint Nick”
Little Big Town – “Christmas Time Is Here”
Tim McGraw – “It Wasn’t His Child”
Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling – “What Child Is This?”
Dan + Shay – “Christmas Isn’t Christmas”
Florida Georgia Line – “Lit This Year”
Thomas Rhett – “Christmas In The Country”
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.