Watch Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins’ ‘CMA Country Christmas’ Blooper Reel

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins successfully pulled off their first-ever co-hosting gig on Monday evening with the fantastic one-hour CMA…

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Lauren Jo Black

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December 1, 2020

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Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins; Photo Courtesy CMA

Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins successfully pulled off their first-ever co-hosting gig on Monday evening with the fantastic one-hour CMA Country Christmas special.

The holiday event featured appearances by the couple’s adorable daughters, Willa Gray, Ada James and Lennon Love, as well as performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling.

Following the big show, the country superstar shared a hilarious blooper reel, giving fans an inside look at what happened behind the scenes of the CMA Country Christmas taping. Check it out below.

Fans who missed the holiday special can watch via On Demand or Hulu through December 10.

Click HERE to view the individual show performances.

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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.