Friday, November 4, 2016
– Loretta Lynn, who released a Christmas disc this year, will join the CMA Country Christmas concert, airing Nov. 28 on ABC.
This marks Lynn's first appearance on the two-hour holiday special, which will be hosted for the seventh year by Jennifer Nettles.
Lynn put out "White Christmas Blue" on Oct. 7.
Scheduled to be taped at the Grand Ole Opry House on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. central, CMA Country Christmas features aJoey Alexander, Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson, Andra Day, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Sarah McLachlan, Idina Menzel, Kacey Musgraves, , Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Jordan Smith, Trisha Yearwood and Chris Young.
The taping also features a toy drive. Audience members are invited to bring an unwrapped toy for children in need throughout Middle Tennessee. In 2015, through a partnership with ABC and the U.S. Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program, CMA collected more than 5,000 unwrapped gifts.