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Jennifer Nettles, Kelsea Ballerini & More Kick Off Holiday Season With ‘CMA Country Christmas’

See what host Jennifer Nettles and performers such as Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride, and Charles Kelley have to say about being a part of CMA COuntry Christmas!

Written by Lauren Laffer
Jennifer Nettles, Kelsea Ballerini & More Kick Off Holiday Season With ‘CMA Country Christmas’

It’s officially December and whether you’re ready for it or not, the holiday season is upon us.

This week, the Country Music Association and ABC will get everyone in the Christmas spirit with the airing of CMA Country Christmas.

The special will be hosted for the sixth time by Jennifer Nettles and will feature performances by Kelsea BalleriniDan + ShayMickey GuytonJewelCharles KelleyMartina McBrideDavid Nail, Nettles, PentatonixLeAnn RimesDarius Rucker, Brian Setzer, Michael W. Smith, and Lindsey Stirling.

“The caliber of talent year to year just continues to just elevate,” she said at the taping, which took place for the first time at the Grand Ole Opry.

“Country Christmas is such a cool show. And every year I get invited is special,” Rucker added.

See what the rest of the stars featured on CMA Country Christmas said about the event below…

The two-hour feature will air on ABC this Thursday, Dec. 3 at 9 PM EST.