Contact Us

Behind The Scenes Of CMA Country Christmas [PICTURES]

Rob Banks

The CMA Country Christmas will air tonight on ABC with four-time hilarious and delightful host Jennifer Nettles taking the emceeing duties once again. I got the opportunity to go to the taping of the show in Nashville this past November, and it’s a completely different but cool experience than what you see on TV.

The artists have to sometimes sing the song over and over again until it sounds just right, or Jennifer Nettles would laugh a few times while reading the teleprompter and, in Jennifer Nettles fashion, would laugh and tell everyone “Crap, we need to start over” and just laugh about it. Or actress Lucy Hale saying, “Uh I’ve never sang in front of this many people” before she performed. The producers would announce when the audience should clap, and then Jennifer Nettles would start talking to introduce the next segment.

And good thing for special guest Mary J. Blige, who saw a lot of camera time and nearly had a ‘nip slip’ while singing a duet with Jennifer. Luckily (for Mary J. Blige, at least), the special is not live, and the dress malfunction will not be shown. So the dress you see on TV is not the one she originally had on. But do expect a very special night and awesome renditions of some of your favorite holiday classics and new songs.

Darius Rucker and a children’s choir do an awesome rendition of some John Lennon, and Luke Bryan and Willie Robertson of Duck Dynasty sing their Christmas song “Hairy Christmas“.

Expect a chilling performance and duet from Trace Adkins, as well as Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler and Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, Lucy Hale, Lady Antebellum and Michael W. Smith.

The CMA Country Christmas Special airs December 2 at 9 p.m.

More From WYRK

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wyrk.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Country 106.5 WYRK Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Country 106.5 WYRK Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!