After the CMA Awards each year there is a taping for the CMA Country Christmas on ABC that gets country music fans pumped for the holidays and this year may be the best special the CMA has ever had. Tonight on ABC, the special will see power-house singers liek Carrie Underwood, LeAnn Rimes, Jennifer Nettles and Sara Evans among Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Little Big Town and Clare Bowen from Nashville, all of whom got standing ovations.

The highlight of the night and for everyone in the crowd was Brad Paisley + Steven Tyler doing 'Run Run Rudolph together. In fact, the crowd loved it so much, the chanted 'AGAIN, AGAIN, AGAIN' until they literally did the exact same song...AGAIN.

Due to it being a taping you see some minor (or rarley big) mistakes during filming and while Lucy Hale, who you will see, struggled the first time around she ended up pulling it off, but it'll be interesting to see her fit into a set list that includes Underwood, Rimes, Evans and Nettles.

I've gotten to see almost all of the tapings for this Christmas special since it's initiation and this is hand down the best there's ever been.

Carrie Underwood and Michael W. Smith
CMA Country Christmas Stage
Dan and Shay received a standing ovation.
Rob Banks