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.
Gabby Barrett performed traditional Christmas carol “The First Noel.” Gabby released a studio recorded version of the tune in October.
“Christmas is one of my absolute favorite days of the year, and my faith is the cornerstone of my life, so being able to share both with ‘The First Noel’ is a gift,” said Gabby. “I feel so blessed to do what I do every day, and I hope that this song adds something special to your holidays.”
Watch Gabby’s performance below.
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”
photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com