WATCH: Pistol Annies Open ‘CMA Country Christmas’ with Fun-Filled Performance of ‘Snow Globe’

Country trio Pistol Annies brought a fun-filled performance to the 2021 CMA Country Christmas special to help kick off the…

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Lauren Jo Black

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November 29, 2021

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Pistol Annies; Photo by Hunter Berry/CMA

Country trio Pistol Annies brought a fun-filled performance to the 2021 CMA Country Christmas special to help kick off the holiday season.

On Monday evening (Nov. 29), the popular country trio, composed of Miranda Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe, performed their latest holiday song, “Snow Globe.”

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“It’s actually my first time to perform at CMA Country Christmas,” Lambert shared ahead of their performance.  ”It’s all of ours, especially as Pistol Annies, so we’re very excited. We wrote nine originals on a new Christmas record, and so we were so thrilled to get a spot and to be able to perform ‘Snow Globe’ one of our favorites on the record.” 

“Snow Globe” appears as the lead single on their first-ever Christmas album, Hell Of A Holiday, which included 13-songs produced by Frank Liddell and Eric Masse.

“We couldn’t be happier we got to make a Christmas Album. Once we finally surrendered and let the Christmas songwriting spirit take over, we were so inspired and felt that magic on every single one of these songs,” the trio previously shared. “We hope to be a part of so many people’s Christmas memories for years to come.”

Pistol Annies; Photo by Huner Berry, CMA
Pistol Annies; Photo by Huner Berry, CMA

Prior to the show, Lambert, Presley and Monroe shared their favorite holiday traditions. 

“Some of my favorite Christmas traditions and memories would be like you know just the simple of being a little kid and everyone’s happy no matter what kind of drama you know that has happened throughout the year,” Monroe said.  ”I feel like Christmastime is when everybody can just put everything aside and just eat so many sugar cookies and just let it all go for a little bit.”

Presley added, “One of my favorite Christmas traditions is one that my mom started when me and my brother and sister were little. So, we open gifts on Christmas Eve, but then Christmas morning we wake up and Santa comes, and you wear your pajamas all day. It’s just one day of the year when you literally don’t have to do anything except lie around and eat and get presents. So, I always try to do that for my kids too.”

Pistol Annies; Hell Of A Holiday
Pistol Annies; Hell Of A Holiday

“One of my favorite traditions is leaving the cookies,” Lambert shared. ”My mom still kind of makes my brother and I even though we’re grown to make the cookies and we kind of know dad’s eating them at this point, maybe? But then I still have that one little kid magic gleam in my eye that it might be Santa.”

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, BRELAND, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson.

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

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Lauren Jo Black

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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 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.