REBA MCENTIRE RETURNS TO HOST AND PERFORM DURING NINTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY MUSIC SPECIAL “CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS”

REBA MCENTIRE RETURNS TO HOST AND PERFORM DURING NINTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY MUSIC SPECIAL “CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS”

NASHVILLE – Iconic entertainer Reba McEntire will return for a second year as host for the ninth annual “CMA Country Christmas,” the two-hour music celebration that airs on ABC during the holiday season. Marking her third time performing on the show, a lineup of legendary acts and Country favorites will also take the stage for a night filled with Christmas classics and festive one-of-a-kind collaborations.

Joining Reba for “CMA Country Christmas” are Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, The Isaacs and Brett Young.

“I’ve always cherished celebrating Christmas alongside family and friends, taking time to reflect on the season,” shared Reba. “I’m so excited CMA invited me back to host their show and am looking forward to some fun singing carols with my friends.”

“CMA Country Christmas” will be taped Thursday, Sept. 27 at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville. Tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 27 at 10:00 AM/CT at CMACountryChristmas.com.

Uber will offer all “CMA Country Christmas” attendees 20 percent off rides to and from Curb Event Center starting at 12:01 AM/CT on Sept. 27 (up to $5 per ride; code expires at 11:59 PM/CT on Sept. 27). Attendees can download or open the Uber app, go to Payment > Promotions > Apply Promo Code, and apply the code CMACHRISTMAS to receive the discount.

“CMA Country Christmas” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and Jon Macks is the writer.

About the Country Music Association
Founded in 1958 and celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2018, the Country Music Association is the first trade organization formed to promote a type of music. In 1961, CMA created the Country Music Hall of Fame to recognize artists and industry professionals with Country Music’s highest honor. More than 7,400 music industry professionals and companies from around the globe are members of CMA. The organization’s objectives are to serve as an educational and professional resource for the industry and advance the growth of Country Music around the world. This is accomplished through CMA’s core initiatives: the CMA Awards, which annually recognize outstanding achievement in the industry; CMA Fest, which benefits the CMA Foundation and music education and is taped for a three-hour network television special, “CMA Fest”; and “CMA Country Christmas,” featuring Country artists performing original music and Christmas classics for broadcast during the holiday season. All of CMA’s television properties air on the ABC Television network through 2021.

Reba McEntire returns for a second year to host and a third year to perform during “CMA Country Christmas” on the ABC Television Network. Photo credit: Bob D’Amico/ABC