Jennifer Nettles was clearly glowing from the countdown to her big wedding day when she filmed the ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special! The Sugarland singer hosted this year’s holiday event by bringing warm yuletide cheer to the crowd — and by wearing festive (may we say daring?) outfits at the show.
The Vince Gill/Amy Grant marriage showed no signs of strain after Gill’s earlier indiscretion with Miss Piggy at the ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special on ABC. The two turned in one of the more intimate performances of the evening, singing Grant’s ‘Breath of Heaven.’
As Sugarland‘s Jennifer Nettles remarked, Martina McBride has one of the best voices in music — not just in country, but in all genres. McBride practically floated as she sang her rendition of ‘Please Come Home for Christmas’ on the Dec. 1 ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special, which we’d argue could be the performance of the evening.
Rascal Flatts sang a haunting rendition of ‘Mary Did You Know’ at the ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special. In an evening filled with fun and laughter — including an appearance by Miss Piggy — the song added a spiritual tone to the evening
After taking the stage earlier in the evening with Little Big Town on the airing of ‘CMA Country Christmas’ on Thursday night, Keith Urban returned to the spotlight to sing a sentimental and moving rendition of ‘The Christmas Song.’
Viewers in the audience and at home could only watch in amazement as two of the finest guitarists around traded licks during Thursday night’s ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special on ABC. Brian Setzer sang while Brad Paisley took lead on ‘Sleigh Ride’ and ‘Boogie Woogie Santa Claus.’
Faith Hill knows the true meaning of Christmas — it’s making sure the reindeer are fed. After spilling the intimate details of her holiday traditions with her country cowboy husband Tim McGraw during the ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special, the blonde songstress laid down a good kind of sleepy song: the classic ‘Little Drummer Boy.’
After many Christmas classics were being performed on ‘CMA Country Christmas’ Thursday night, Little Big Town mixed things up a bit with a soulful and rockin’ performance of ‘Santa Claus Is Back in Town.’
Miss Piggy was looking to nab herself a Big Vinny at the ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special on ABC on Thursday night. Piggy and Vince Gill’s steamy performance of ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’ ended in a PG-13 rated makeout session … with Gill’s wife watching from offstage.
‘Snow flurries’ fell from the ‘sky’ in the Bridgestone Arena as the three Rascal Flatts wise guys — err, men (in host Jennifer Nettles’ words) — delivered a soft and sweet version of the classic, ‘White Christmas’ during the ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special.
The second annual ‘CMA Country Christmas’ special opened with host Jennifer Nettles wearing sequins, ruffles and tails. The well dressed country starlet looked glamorous backed by a dashing dance troupe swinging candy cane striped canes in perfect harmony as she sang ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You.’