‘CMA Country Christmas’ Pictures
ABC-TV's first-ever 'CMA Country Christmas' special aired on Nov. 29, and we've got pictures to share! The night's event featured country veterans Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley, as well as relatively newcomers Kellie Pickler, Little Big Town Darius Rucker and Sugarland all joining in on the Yuletide festivities.
The 90-minute special, held at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, was hosted by Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles, who starts off the evening with a spunky rendition of 'Winter Wonderland,' alongside her wing man Kristian Bush and the four-part harmonies of Little Big Town.
Some highlights include a sailor-accompanied LeAnn Rimes singling Brenda Lee's classic 'Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree,' Rascall Flatts' harmonized 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,' Martina McBride's standing ovation-earning 'O Holy Night,' and Reba singing 'Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town' alongside dozens of gift-giving Santas. Sheryl Crow and Brad Paisley also casually shared vocals and guitar licks on Chuck Berry's 'Run, Run Rudolph.'
Other performances were by Darius Rucker, Kellie Pickler and Little Big Town, as well as personal holiday stories shared by Reba, Brad, Rascall Flatts' Jay DeMarcus and Darius Rucker -- even with some of their children aside them.
Check out a plethora of 'CMA Country Christmas' photos below, that showcase some of the solo highlights and fun this group had on Monday night!