'CMA Country Christmas' Taping Set For November 7th; Jennifer Nettles To Return As Host
October 1, 2014 at 9:30 AM (PT)
"CMA Country CHRISTMAS" will be taped in front of a live audience on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7th at 7:30p (CT) at BRIDGESTONE ARENA in NASHVILLE. JENNIFER NETTLES will host the show for the fifth year in a row.
"After being the host of 'CMA Country CHRISTMAS' for five years now, it is hard to pick one thing I love about it," said NETTLES. "There are so many fun moments, whether it is the performances or duets. Getting to perform CHRISTMAS songs with great artists is really fun for me. It's really a fun show all around."
Artists scheduled to perform include DAN + SHAY, BRETT ELDREDGE, SARA EVANS, LUCY HALE, HUNTER HAYES, LITTLE BIG TOWN, IDINA MENZEL, JENNIFER NETTLES, LeANN RIMES, MICHAEL W. SMITH and CARRIE UNDERWOOD.
For the third year, audience members are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the taping to help children in need. Last year, more than 5,000 toys were collected.
Tickets for "CMA Country CHRISTMAS" are on sale now and can be purchased in person at the BRIDGESTONE ARENA BOX OFFICE; by calling (800) 745-3000; or at www.CMAChristmas.com. The program will air later in the year on ABC-TV.