Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins will co-host the 11th annual CMA Country Christmas TV special. The show, which was recorded in September without an audience, will air on ABC on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. CT.
This year’s lineup features Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Lady A, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling. This will be the first time TR and Lauren have hosted the event. Past emcees of the holiday extravaganza have included Trisha Yearwood (2019), Reba McEntire (2017-2018) and Jennifer Nettles (2010-2016).
Check out this year’s lineup and set list below.
- Kelsea Ballerini: “Santa Baby”
- Gabby Barrett: “The First Noel”
- Lady A: “Wonderful Christmastime” and “Little Saint Nick”
- Little Big Town: “Christmas Time Is Here”
- Tim McGraw: “It Wasn’t His Child”
- Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling: “What Child Is This?”
- Dan + Shay: “Christmas Isn’t Christmas”
- Florida Georgia Line: “Lit This Year”
- Thomas Rhett: “Christmas in the Country”
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