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Hosted by Wynonna, this Christmas special is off to a great start. The list of performers this year has set the bar high for the future. Performers include Kelly Clarkson, Chris Janson, Lauren Alaina, Trace Adkins, Mitchell Tenpenny, Chrissy Metz, Mickey Guyton, and country music icon Brenda Lee.
Trace Adkins released his first and only Christmas album in 2013 called The King’s Gift. The album includes collaborations from a wide variety of musicians including the Isaacs, Emma Stevens, The Cheiftons, Alyth McCormack, Kenny Aronoff, and Kevin and Emma Costner. The King’s Gift includes classic Christmas songs such as “Silent Night” and “Away in a Manger,” and it also includes Trace Adkins’ Christmas rendition of the song “I’ll Be Home For Christmas.”
Early in Christmas At The Opry program Trace Adkins delivered a stirring rendition of the timeless classic, “The Christmas Song.”
He returned to the stage later in the night to perform one of the most timeless Christmas songs in existence. “White Christmas” is the most-recorded Christmas song in history with over 500 renditions of the song—The most well-known being Bing Crosby’s original recording of “White Christmas” for the 1943 musical film, Holiday Inn.
Following the attack of Pearl Harbor, Many Americans clung to the message of this song. This hopeful Christmas tune was written by Irving Berlin after the tragic loss of his infant son on Christmas Day years before, giving us the somber song that is “White Christmas.” It rose in popularity greatly after Bing Crosby first performed it in the movies Holiday Inn and White Christmas.
The crowd went wild when Trace Adkins took the stage wearing black pants with a black shirt, blue coat, and his signature cowboy hat, providing a stark contrast to the glistening white backdrop. His rich vocals gave the song a nostalgic feel, taking us back to Christmas celebrations of yesteryear.
Watch Trace Adkins perform “White Christmas” for Christmas At The Opry below.