Enjoy The Holidays At Home With “CMA Country Christmas”
Monday, Nov. 30 At 9|8c On ABC

11th Annual Holiday Music Special to Feature Performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Lady A, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling

Hosted By Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins  


There’s just one week to go until today’s hottest Country stars take the stage for “CMA Country Christmas,” and more details have just been revealed about this year’s show. With an intimate, at home setting that throws back to classic holiday specials of the past, “CMA Country Christmas” will feature performances of new and original songs as well as traditional Christmas favorites. Hosted by husband and wife team, Country superstar Thomas Rhett and New York Times best-selling author Lauren Akins, the 11th annual musical special airs Monday, Nov. 30 (9:00-10:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

“CMA Country Christmas” taps into the nostalgia and magic of the holiday season with performances from 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”), and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling (“What Child Is This?”). With a nod to the present, the special also includes three world television premieres from Dan + Shay (“Christmas Isn’t Christmas”), Florida Georgia Line (“Lit This Year”), and Thomas Rhett (“Christmas In The Country”).

Filmed without a live audience for the first time this past September, “CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer and Writer. Paul Miller is the Director.

CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, stunningly realistic Christmas trees and beautifully-designed holiday décor, to decorate the “CMA Country Christmas” stage again this year.

Lauren Akins and Thomas Rhett
Photo Credit: Katie Kauss/CMA
Lauren Akins
Photo Credit: Julie Paisley
Kelsea Ballerini
Photo Credit: Hannah Lux Davis
Gabby Barrett
Photo Credit: Robby Klein
Dan + Shay
Photo Credit: Catherine Powell
Florida Georgia Line
Photo Credit: John Shearer
Lady A
Photo Credit: Dove Shore
Little Big Town
Photo Credit: Reid Long and Becky Fluke
Tim McGraw
Photo Credit: Robby Klein
Thomas Rhett
Photo Credit: Nick Rau
Darius Rucker
Photo Credit: David McClister
Lindsey Stirling
Photo Credit: Sydney Takeshta
“CMA Country Christmas,” hosted by Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins, airs Monday, Nov. 30 on ABC.
Photo Credit: CMA/ABC