Reba returns as host of ‘CMA Country Christmas’

The superstar will host and perform

Iconic entertainer Reba McEntire will return for a second year as host of the ninth annual CMA Country Christmas, the two-hour music celebration that airs on ABC during the holiday season. Marking her third time performing on the show, a lineup of legendary acts and country favorites will also take the stage for a night filled with Christmas classics and festive one-of-a-kind collaborations.

Joining McEntire for CMA Country Christmas are Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, The Isaacs and Brett Young.

“I’ve always cherished celebrating Christmas alongside family and friends, taking time to reflect on the season,” McEntire shares. “I’m so excited CMA invited me back to host their show and am looking forward to fun singing carols with my friends.”

CMA Country Christmas will be taped Thursday, September 27th at Belmont University’s Curb Event Center in Nashville. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 27th at 10 am CT at

Uber will offer all CMA Country Christmas attendees 20 percent off rides to and from Curb Event Center starting at 12:01 am CT on September 27th (up to $5 per ride; code expires at 11:59 pm CT on September 27th). Attendees can download or open the Uber app, go to Payment > Promotions > Apply Promo Code, and apply the code CMACHRISTMAS to receive the discount.

An airdate will be announced at a later time.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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