India Arie, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, Pentatonix, Martina McBride and Train Host Westwood One Christmas Specials
November 23, 2015 at 11:47 AM (PT)
INDIA ARIE, KENNY ROGERS, LeANN RIMES, PENTATONIX, MARTINA McBRIDE and TRAIN's PAT MONAHAN will host a series of WESTWOOD ONE CHRISTMAS specials with highlights of their new holiday albums.
The specials will be available to mainstream AC and select Country radio stations this holiday season. Each episode in the six-part series will on a SATURDAY leading up to CHRISTMAS, with a one-hour FRIDAY special hosted by MARTINA McBRIDE, which airs on “NASH Nights Live” on DECEMBER 18th. The specials showcase the music from each featured artist’s respective CHRISTMAS albums with six minutes of network inventory and six minutes of local inventory each hour. INDIA ARIE’s “CHRISTMAS with Friends” special kicked off the series this weekend, featuring music from her first-ever holiday album, which included a duet of “Merry Christmas, Baby” with MICHAEL McDONALD and a duet with TORI KELLY on “Favorite Time Of The Year”.
Beginning SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28th, the following CHRISTMAS specials are available to stations:
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28th - KENNY ROGERS’ “Once Again It’s CHRISTMAS”: On the album, JENNIFER NETTLES joins KENNY for a medley of Here It Is Christmas/Baby It’s Cold Outside."
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5th – LeANN RIMES’ “Today is CHRISTMAS”: LeANN shares her experiences around the holidays and growing up as a child star, as well as what CHRISTMAS is like at the RIMES/CIBRIAN house.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12th – PENTATNOIX‘s “That’s CHRISTMAS to Me”: The members share their holiday traditions and memories.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18th – MARTINA McBRIDE “A NASH ICON CHRISTMAS”: MARTINA shares family traditions in the McBRIDE household and how CHRISTMAS changed for her as her career took off. Music includes collaborations with THE BAND PERRY ("Santa Claus Is Coming To Town") and TIM McGRAW (“Mary and Joseph”).
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19th - TRAIN's PAT MONAHAN hosts “CHRISTMAS in TAHOE”: PAT talks about his favorite holiday memories and his plans for CHRISTMAS.