In Pictures: ‘CMA Country Christmas’

Brad Paisley and Chris Young. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

Brad Paisley and Chris Young. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

While most people in the United States were glued to their computers and television sets for the latest presidential election updates on Tuesday evening (Nov. 8), several top artists were getting into the Christmas spirit at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry house.

Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson, Andra Day, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Loretta Lynn, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young were among the artists performing Christmas standards and new classics during the taping of CMA Country Christmas.

Jennifer Nettles returned for a seventh year as host and performing songs from her new BMLG holiday project, To Celebrate Christmas. She performed with two of the evening’s fellow entertainers, Idina Menzel and Andra Day.

Rascal Flatts offered “Hark The Herald Angels Sing,” while Musgraves performed barefoot while singing “Mele Kalikimaka.” Eldredge performed three holiday standards, including “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “Oh Holy Night.”

CMA Country Christmas airs Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Kelsea Ballerini. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

 

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Brett Eldredge. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

 

Andra Day. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

Andra Day. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

 

Jordan Smith. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

Jordan Smith. Photo: Donn Jones/CMA

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Jessica Nicholson serves as the Managing Editor for MusicRow magazine. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at [email protected]

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