Tomorrow, December 22nd, 2010, ABC Networks will air the first ever CMA Country Christmas. ABC aired the special originally in November and will now re-air it on Wednesday night. Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland was the host of the star-studded night of Christmas favorites sung by your favorite Nashville stars.
We had the privilege of seeing the taping of this exciting show first hand and we have to say, Jennifer did a great job hosting. During the night, between takes Jennifer was a little nervous and kept letting the audience know this was her first hosting job and she didn’t want to “screw it up”!
During a live taping the performances were actually shot out of order, so it will be great to see how they actually put everything together. Only a few songs were re-sung during the evening, including LeAnn Rimes’s sexy version of “Rockin Around The Christmas Tree”. LeAnn danced with several sailors during the number and they all did a great job on both takes. Martina McBride, one of the best all time voices delighted us with “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” and “O Holy Night” which she can deliver in a way no one else can. Brad Paisley was hilarious, as usual and Reba, Sheryl Crow, Rascal Flatts, and Little Big Town all sang their favorite Christmas songs. Darius Rucker brought us a new piece that he released last year titled “Candy Cane Christmas” and last but definitely not least, Kellie Pickler performed….you guessed it, Santa Baby!
Don’t miss the CMA Country Christmas tomorrow night on ABC 9:30/8:30c !