Martina McBride will host her 13th Annual Home For the Holidays special Wednesday, Dec. 21 7-8 PM/CT on CBS. In addition to performances by McBride, the program will feature performances by Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Gavin DeGraw, OneRepublic, and Christina Perri.
The special’s 12 editions to date have focused on the subject of adoption and foster care, in hopes of raising awareness for the important issue. Actresses Katherine Heigl and Denise Richards, who both adopted children, and Heigl’s sister Meg Heigl-Beltran, who was adopted, will be among the presenters.
Newcomer Lauren Alaina will also be performing through the holidays at a number of events, including next week’s Country Music: In Performance At The White House which will air on PBS Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 7 PM/CT. The following day on Thanksgiving (Nov. 24), Alaina will be in Detroit to sing the national anthem as the Lions take on the Green Bay Packers at 11:30 PM/CT.
She will then journey to Hollywood, to perform a medley of holiday classics “Blue Christmas” and “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” for TV special A Hollywood Christmas Celebration At The Grove, airing through January 1. Additional performers on the special include Robin Thicke, Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw, Jackie Evancho, Sean Kingston, and IL DIVO. Check local listings for dates and times.