ABC to Air Special Encore Presentation of CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
"CMA Country Christmas," the two-hour primetime annual holiday special, will air a special encore presentation Saturday, Dec. 22 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network. Hosted by and featuring performances from iconic entertainer Reba McEntire, "CMA Country Christmas" also includes Christmas classics and festive one-of-a-kind collaborations from Country favorites and legendary acts Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, The Isaacs and Brett Young.
Visit CMA's YouTube channel to watch the performers participate in the "CMA Country Christmas" Quiz, Awkward Gift Wrapping, Holiday Tunes Emoji-Style and 'What's in the Stocking?' games, and get into the holiday spirit by enjoying "CMA Country Christmas" playlists on Amazon Music, Apple Music, and Spotify.
"CMA Country Christmas" is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director and Jon Macks is the writer.
Founded in 1958 and celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2018, the Country Music Association is the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music's highest honor. More than 7,400 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization's objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA's core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; CMA Fest, which benefits the CMA Foundation and music education and is taped for a three-hour network television special, "CMA Fest"; and "CMA Country Christmas." All of CMA's television properties air on the ABC Television Network.
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