Lineup & Set List Revealed for “CMA Country Christmas” TV Special on Nov. 30

Lineup & Set List Revealed for “CMA Country Christmas” TV Special on Nov. 30

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins will co-host the 11th annual CMA Country Christmas TV special. The show, which was recorded in September without an audience, will air on ABC on Nov. 30 at 8 p.m. CT.

This year’s lineup features Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Lady A, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling. This will be the first time TR and Lauren have hosted the event. Past emcees of the holiday extravaganza have included Trisha Yearwood (2019), Reba McEntire (2017-2018) and Jennifer Nettles (2010-2016).

Check out this year’s lineup and set list below.

  • Kelsea Ballerini: “Santa Baby”
  • Gabby Barrett: “The First Noel”
  • Lady A: “Wonderful Christmastime” and “Little Saint Nick”
  • Little Big Town: “Christmas Time Is Here”
  • Tim McGraw: “It Wasn’t His Child”
  • Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling: “What Child Is This?”
  • Dan + Shay: “Christmas Isn’t Christmas”
  • Florida Georgia Line: “Lit This Year”
  • Thomas Rhett: “Christmas in the Country”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell