Country Christmas With The Skaggs, Joey+Rory, Little Big Town & Charlie Monk

Ricky Skaggs, wife Sharon White, and their children Luke and Molly appear in A Skaggs Family Christmas Live, airing on RFD-TV Dec. 8-9.

The TV special includes Buck and Cheryl White and Cheryl’s daughter Rachel Leftwich, Jim Gray and the Nashville Session Players with Ricky’s band, Kentucky Thunder. The program was taped at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. For broadcast details click here.

The 2011 Skaggs Family Christmas tour stops at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony on Thursday, Dec. 22.

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Little Big Town has released their version of the Christmas classic “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” for digital purchase.

“This is one of my favorite things we’ve ever done as a band,” says Karen Fairchild. “It’s a great challenge to interpret a classic and make it your own. I’m really proud of the way this turned out and am hoping we make a bunch of folks’ Christmas playlists for years to come.”

Little Big Town performed “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “Santa Clause Is Back In Town” on the televised CMA Country Christmas earlier this month.

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Joey+Rory are promoting their A Farmhouse Christmas CD and tour with a new television special.

Country’s Family Reunion Presents Joey+Rory’s A Farmhouse Christmas will air on RFD-TV 12/23, and 12/24.

“We’re thrilled at how it turned out. Funny thing is, we don’t even have a tv, so we’ll have to go visit someone and catch it one these nights!” said Rory.

Joey+Rory mixed songs with their band from A Farmhouse Christmas with conversation as they performed on a set they built in their 1870’s farm house and barn in Pottsville, TN.

“It was decked out like a winter wonderland,” said Joey. “You won’t even be able to tell Rory usually has his old cars and boat parked where we were singing!”

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Nashville’s ‘Mayor of Music Row,’ Charlie Monk, releases spoken-word song, “Andy and Opie Christmas” to radio stations across the US. See the video below:

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