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Reba McEntire Returns to Host CMA Country Christmas


It may only be August, but the CMA is already getting ready for their Christmas television special. The ninth annual “CMA Country Christmas” will be hosted by Reba McEntire, who is returning to the holiday event for the second year, the two-hour music celebration will air on ABC during the holiday season.

McEntire is marking her third time performing on the show and will be joined by a lineup of legendary acts and Country favorites who will also take the stage for a night of Christmas classics and unique collaborations.

“I’ve always cherished celebrating Christmas alongside family and friends, taking time to reflect on the season,” shared Reba. “I’m so excited CMA invited me back to host their show and am looking forward to some fun singing carols with my friends.”

Joining Reba for “CMA Country Christmas” are 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.

“CMA Country Christmas” will be taped Thursday, September 27 at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville. Tickets go on sale at 10:00am/ET at

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