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• November 8, 2012

Nettles on CMA Country Christmas.

CMA Country Christmas will receive multiple airings on ABC in the days leading up to Christmas: Thursday, Dec. 20 (9:00 PM/ET), Saturday, Dec. 22 (9:00) and Sunday, Dec. 23 (4:00 PM/ET). Hosted by Jennifer Nettles for the third year, the special features songs and stories by Dierks Bentley, Colbie Caillat, Katherine Jenkins, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Nettles, The Band Perry, and Keith Urban.

Trace Adkins will appear on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, Nov. 22. Also joining the festivities will be Colbie Caillat, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Flo Rida, Whoopi Goldberg, Chris Isaak, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mannheim Steamroller, Jennette McCurdy, Don McLean, Neon Trees and more.

Lady Antebellum is preparing for the holiday season with the premiere of a playful music video for “A Holly Jolly Christmas.” Directed by TK McKamy and shot in Nashville, the video follows a little boy at a holiday party on a mission to get his Christmas wish. Get a sneak peak here. The song is on Lady A’s collection On This Winter’s Night. The trio will perform with the symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center Dec. 3 and GAC will air the concert Dec. 5 at 7 PM/CT.

An Average Joes Muddy Christmas features music by Colt Ford, The LACS, Montgomery Gentry, John Anderson and more.

• Among the new holiday singles are Craig Wayne Boyd’s “My Heart Melts,” Lorrie Morgan’s “Wrapped Up In Love,” and Erica Nicole’s “Come on a Sleigh Ride.”

Scotty McCreery is in the holiday spirit thanks to his new Christmas album. Gloriana, Jana Kramer and Brett Eldredge joined him to tape "Christmas With Scotty McCreery & Friends," premiering Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 p.m./EST on GAC. (L-R:) Brett Eldredge, Jana Kramer, Scotty McCreery, Gloriana’s Rachel Reinert, Tom Gossin, Mike Gossin. Credit: Ed Rode



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