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For the second consecutive year, Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland will host “CMA Country Christmas.” The television special, which is produced by CMA, will feature many of today’s top Country artists and will air on the ABC Television Network later this year during the holiday season.  

“CMA Country Christmas” will tape in front of a live audience on Thursday, Nov. 10 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Performers, television airdate, and ticket information will be announced soon.

“I love holiday traditions and am so excited to add hosting ‘CMA Country Christmas’ to my new list of traditions now!” said Nettles. “I’m gonna have to up my game this second time around, so I’m putting Brad and Carrie on speed dial for hosting emergency consulting services!”

“We are excited to welcome Jennifer back as host for ‘CMA Country Christmas’ again this year,” said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to her vast musical talent, Jennifer is also a charming and engaging television personality. We know our fans and viewers will be excited to watch Jennifer host our holiday special again this year.”

The “CMA Country Christmas” taping will follow “The 45th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, which airs live from the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 9 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.