Multi-talented entertainer Jennifer Nettles returned to host “CMA Country Christmas,” as some of the most powerful and emotionally moving voices in music came together to celebrate the holidays. Taped in front of a live audience on Tuesday, November 8 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, the popular holiday special will air on the ABC Television network on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST).
Nettles, who hosted the special for the seventh time this year, released her first holiday album, “To Celebrate Christmas,” October 28, on Big Machine Records. Special collaborations highlight lush harmonies with Idina Menzel on “Little Drummer Boy,” the jazz-influenced melody of “God Res Ye Merry Gentleman,” alongside American-soul sensation Andra Day, and “Circle of Love,” penned by friend and mentor Dolly Parton. The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter has kept a full schedule this year, releasing her critically acclaimed sophomore album, “Playing With Fire,” joining label mates Cheap Trick for a “CMT Crossroads” that earned a CMT Music Awards nomination for Performance of the Year and headlining the 30+ city “CMT Next Women of Country Tour” across the U.S. and Canada, alongside Brandy Clark, Lindsey Ell and Tara Thompson.