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CMA Country Christmas on ABC Lineup Revealed

by Samantha Whidden
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With the 2021 CMA Country Christmas set to take place on November 29th, CMA is now giving country music fans a sneak peek of who will be performing at this year’s event. 

“Get ready for the most WONDERFUL time of the year!” the CMA Country Christmas organizers declared in the post. Along with Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce hosting the upcoming event, those performing are Jimmie Allen, Louis York, The Shindellas, Carrie Underwood, Pistol Annies, Lainey Wilson, Brett Eldredge, Lady A, and Breland. 

Carly Pearce previously announced her excitement to host this year’s CMA Country Christmas event. “And the day just keeps getting better!! SO thrilled to be hone sting Country Music’s CMA Country Christmas with the beautiful Gabby Barrett!”

Gabby Barrett also shared, “SO excited to be hosting CMA Country Christmas w/ ma girl Carly Pearce. It’s my FAVORITE time of the year.”

This year’s CMA Country Christmas will also feature two student musicians as part of CMA’s commitment to supporting equity in music education. A student at Nashville School of the Arts, Truman Eltringham, 17-years-old; and Carter Hammonds, an 8-year-old student at FH Jenkins Preparatory School; joined hosts Barrett and Pearce for a performance during the event.

The CMA Country Christmas will air on November 29th, 8-9 p.m./ET on ABC.

2021 CMA Country Christmas Performer Carrie Underwood Recently Releases Special Edition of ‘My Gift’ on Vinyl

Earlier this month, 2021 CMA Country Christmas performer Carrie Underwood announced the release of a special edition of her 2020 Christmas album My Gift on vinyl. 

Underwood declared in an Instagram post that the album is now available in a double crystal clear vinyl. The post showed off the clear cover. She shared a snapshot of herself stopping by to purchase a My Gift vinyl album at her local Target. “Stopped by Target to pick up the My Gift (Special Edition) on limited-edition green vinyl! And while I was there…I picked up a couple of other things I’ve been meaning to grab!”

The My Gift album features 11 famous holiday tracks, including Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee, O Come, All Ye Faithful, The Little Drummer Boy, and O Holy Night. Underwood’s My Gift (Special Edition) is already charted #1 on Billboard’s Top Holiday Albums Chart.

Underwood previously spoke about writing the album last year prior to the global health crisis. “I planned this album ing before [2020] smacked us all in the face. And I’m so glad I did. I’m a faithful person. And to get to sing these songs, just put me in a place of joy and peace and hope. It was a blessing in a trying year.”

Along with the My Gift vinyl, Underwood released her new holiday single called Stretchy Pants.