Watch Darius Rucker & Violinist Lindsey Stirling Perform “What Child Is This” at “CMA Country Christmas”

Thomas Rhett and wife Lauren Akins co-hosted the 11th annual CMA Country Christmas TV special on ABC on Nov. 30.

This year’s lineup featured Thomas Rhett, Dan + Shay, Gabby Barrett, Lady A, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, and Darius Rucker with Lindsey Stirling.

Darius Rucker teamed with artist/violinist Lindsey Stirling to perform “What Child Is This.” The holiday standard, which was penned by William Chatterton Dix in 1865, has been recorded by a number of artists over the years, including Carrie Underwood, Josh Grobin, Lauren Daigle and more.

Watch Darius and Lindsey perform “What Child Is This.”

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”

photos: Lindsey Stirling by Curtis Hilbun,; Darius Rucker by Lisa O’Connor,