via press release:
COUNTRY’S BIGGEST STARS CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS
WITH “CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS”
Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, LeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town, Martina McBride,
Rascal Flatts, Reba, Sheryl Crow and Sugarland Are Set to Perform
Country’s biggest stars are joining together to celebrate the holidays! In true Christmas spirit, these artists will celebrate the season with songs and stories that are sure to warm your heart. Joined by some of their family members, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, LeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Sheryl Crow and Sugarland will share with fans their holiday traditions and memories. “CMA Country Christmas” will tape in front of a live audience on Thursday, November 11 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The special will air MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29 (9:30-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“CMA Country Christmas” follows “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, which airs live from the Bridgestone Arena on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
“CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the executive producer, Paul Miller is the director and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.