Country fans will be rockin’ around the Christmas tree with Reba McEntire this holiday season as she’s set to host the eighth annual CMA Country Christmas special.
“Christmas is such a special time. It reminds me of growing up in Oklahoma and singing carols with my family,” said McEntire in a press release. “I’m just tickled to join a group of some of my best country buddies onstage to celebrate the holiday season. This is where my love of music began.”
“Reba epitomizes country and the cheer of the holiday season,” added CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “She’s also the most nominated female in CMA Awards history, so the fit couldn’t be more perfect.”
Reba will make her debut as the host, replacing Jennifer Nettles, who has hosted the yearly special since its inauguration. The country superstar will not only bring her iconic flair to the Country Christmas stage, but she’ll also be sharing it worldwide when she re-releases her My Kind of Christmas album on Oct. 13. The newly-packaged project will feature Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Lauren Daigle, Darius Rucker, and Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood.
CMA Country Christmas will air on ABC on Monday, Nov. 27 at 8/7c. The special will be filmed on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, with tickets going on sale on Friday, Oct. 6 at opry.com. The full lineup will be announced at a later date.