Michael W. Smith and U.S. Marines Walk "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" Red Carpet to Promote Toys for Tots and "CMA Country Christmas"

In preparation for the Toys for Tots Foundation’s toy drive and “CMA Country Christmas” taping, Friday, Nov. 7, Michael W. Smith walked “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” red carpet Wednesday night with representatives of the U.S. Marines, Staff Sergeant Jon Burns, Staff Sergeant Eugene Silva, and Sergeant Dennis Bowers Jr. to encourage people to Share the Joy and help make the holidays brighter for children in need.

Brett Eldredge and Tennessee Titan Delanie Walker will be at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza with specially marked bins to collect toys beginning at 5:00 PM/CT on Nov. 7 before Smith takes the stage for “CMA Country Christmas.” In 2013, more than 5,000 toys were collected.