It’s Christmastime with Reba McEntire as the Superstar Returns to Host “CMA Country Christmas”

Reba Country Christmas host
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Christmas is coming and Reba McEntire is coming back. The famous redhead is returning to host the CMA Country Christmas special this holiday season. While the announcement is made in the hot months of August, it’s never to early for Christmas or Reba.

Reba took the reigns of the show in 2017, replacing Jennifer Nettles, who hosted for 6 consecutive years. The two-hour broad cast will include Christmas classics and festive one-of-a-kind collaborations.

“I’ve always cherished celebrating Christmas alongside family and friends, taking time to reflect on the season,” shared Reba in a statement. “I’m so excited CMA invited me back to host their show and am looking forward to fun singing carols with my friends.”

Helping Reba get into the spirit of Christmas will be a who’s who of musical entertainment. Performers include Tony Bennett, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, Lindsey Stirling, The Isaacs, and Brett Young.

Tickets to attend the Sept. 27 taping go on sale Monday, Aug. 27 at 10:00 AM/CT at

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall
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Martina McBride Christmas
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