Image Courtesy ABC/CMAThe star-studded CMA Country Christmas special airs Monday night on ABC. Jennifer Nettles returns as host and teams up with Idina Menzel for a duet of the smash hit from Frozen, “Let It Go.” Carrie Underwood sings her duet with Michael W. Smith, “All Is Well,” which is included on his new holiday album, The Spirit of Christmas.
Carrie says, “This is the first time that we’ve performed it in a live setting in front of people. So, I’m really looking forward to it.”
For his part, Michael admits he was nervous to sing with Carrie, since she’s such a vocal powerhouse. He tells ABC News Radio, “You gotta bring the A-game. But you know what, I think it turned out great on the record. [Taping] the special was a magical moment. I’ll never forget it.”
Little Big Town also teamed up with Michael W. Smith for a rendition of “Silent Night,” along with their own performance of “I Pray on Christmas.”
Steven Tyler jumped at the chance to join Brad Paisley for a collaboration on “Run Run Rudolph,” which happens to be Steven’s favorite Christmas song. When he got the call to join the CMA Country Christmas lineup, Steven says, “I just hit the ceiling, and I said, ‘I’m in.’ We just did it, and the proof is in the pudding — Christmas pudding, that is.”
Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, and Lucy Hale are among the other stars performing on CMA Country Christmas, Monday night at 8 ET on ABC.
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