Carrie Underwood and Josh Groban will bring a little Christmas cheer to audiences in November. Both singers will perform together at iHeartRadio’s Holiday Special on Nov. 25.
Both Underwood and Groban will sing a variety of Christmas classics.
According to People, the concert will be held virtually and broadcast on iHeartMedia’s AC, Hot AC, and Classic Hits stations. Audiences can also find the event on iHeartRadio’s Youtube and Facebook channels. Viewers can also stream it in virtual reality via the Oculus Venues app on the Oculus Quest.
Mario Lopez will host the 30-minute Christmas event. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band will also perform three classic holiday songs from Preservation Hall in New Orleans.
“The anticipation and excitement surrounding our stations’ flip to Christmas music is a staple of the holiday season for our listeners across the country. And we are thrilled to celebrate this festive occasion with our first iHeartRadio Holiday Special,” Tom Poleman said in a press release. Poleman is the chief programming officer for iHeartMedia. “Given all the country is going through, we know everyone needs the uplifting spirit of holiday music. I can’t think of a better way to kick off the sounds of the holiday season for our music fans than with an intimate performance from Carrie Underwood and Josh Groban.”
Carrie Underwood Released Her First Christmas Album
Recently, Underwood released her first Christmas album My Gift. The album debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s Country, Christian and Holiday. Underwood said she always wanted to create a holiday album.
“I’ve always wanted to make a Christmas album and it’s been a long time coming,” Underwood said in a statement. “I knew this would be my next music project after wrapping my tour last year. I think it’s turned out to be the perfect time for an album like this. In this period of such personal and spiritual reflection. For me, it’s more important than ever to focus on the true meaning of Christmas in a project like this. Even though it has been a tough year for all of us. Sometimes I feel like the greatest realizations can be inspired by the most difficult times. And make us more grateful for the things we do have and for what truly matters.”