CMA Country Christmas is set to air Tuesday, Dec. 3rd AT 9PM on ABC and Trisha Yearwood serves as host for the first time. She also performs along with Dierks Bentley, Kristin Chenoweth, for KING & COUNTRY, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Runaway June, CeCe Winans, Brett YoungandChris Young.
Trisha's a pro at performing and entertaining crowds, but as she said before the taping a few weeks ago, playing host is pretty nerve-wracking. "I've never done anything quite like this, and I have done the show before. Performing and coming out and doing a song or two songs is one thing, but hosting, I mean the biggest thing is like a quick change is Reba's second nature. She could probably do it in her sleep. I've never done this before so I'm in there looking at four outfits and I'm trying to think like how(laughs)do I get this done, and I want it to be good. I want it to be fun for everybody so I'm excited and I'm nervous. I've been really nervous. I didn't sleep last night and I just want it to be good."
In addition to individual performances, collaborations onCMA Country Christmasinclude Trisha, Kristin, Tori, Hillary Scott and CeCe on “Children Go Where I Send Thee,” and the show will conclude with the all-star lineup of Trisha, Kristin, Tori, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Cece and Brett all performing “Feliz Navidad.”