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Thanksgiving is a little over a week away, but many people are already thinking about Christmas. Trisha Yearwood and Amy Grant are two of those people, as they’re the new hosts of CMA Country Christmas this year!
CMA Country Christmas is an annual television program featuring holiday-themed performances from country music’s biggest stars. This year marks the special’s 14th year on the air.
Carly Pearce hosted CMA Country Christmas solo in 2022. She previously hosted the program with Gabby Barrett in 2021. Other past hosts include Reba McEntire, Jennifer Nettles, and Thomas Rhett with his wife Lauren Akins.
Now, Grant and Yearwood will lead the charge for this year’s special. Yearwood previously hosted in 2019, while this will be Grant’s first year at the helm.
The CMA shared the news about the duo’s hosting duties in a press release on Tuesday (November 14). The press release went out one month before the program airs on ABC on December 14.
As mentioned above, this year’s CMA Country Christmas special will air on Thursday, December 14 on ABC. The program will be available to stream the following day on Hulu and Disney+.
The CMA says viewers can look forward to “a night full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances.” This year’s lineup includes:
The War and Treaty
Plus, CMA Entertainer of the Year Lainey Wilson
On top of hosting, Yearwood and Grant will also performance during the program.
Stay tuned to see which holiday classics Yearwood, Grant, and the other artists sing during this year’s CMA Country Christmas. In the meantime, enjoy one of Yearwood’s performances from a past program in the video below.