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CMA Country Christmas to Re-Air this Weekend!

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CMA Country Christmas,” hosted by Jennifer Nettles, re-airs on ABC Saturday, Dec. 20th (9:00-11:00 PM/ET).

Powered by big time holiday duets including Nettles with Idina Menzel, Carrie Underwood and Michael W. Smith, and Brad Paisley jamming with Steven Tyler, “CMA Country Christmas” originally aired Monday, Dec. 1 on ABC. The family-friendly, two-hour special highlights the music and traditions of the holidays with an all-star cast of performers including Clare Bowen, Dan+Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, and LeAnn Rimes.

CMA Collects More Than 5,000 Presents for Children in Nashville

 

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Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the Country Music industry and fans, the holidays will be a little brighter for children in Middle Tennessee. CMA collected more than 5,000 toys that will be distributed to deserving children by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation this year.

“This community is well known for its giving nature,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “I’m not surprised that they would step up to contribute to a cause this meaningful during the holidays, but I am in awe of the outpouring of gifts and grateful to our artists, industry and fans for helping to make dreams come true for children this Christmas.”

“On behalf of the Toys for Tots Foundation as well as every less fortunate child in Middle Tennessee that will receive Toys for Tots gifts this Christmas, I would like to personally thank each and every one of you who made a contribution in any way! In the first year of the partnership with the Country Music Association at the CMA Awards Red Carpet event as well as the ‘CMA Country Christmas’ taping we managed to raise over 50 boxes of toys to be given out to these less fortunate children,” said U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Dennis E. Bowers, Jr. “We look forward to working with the Country Music Association for years to come and making this grow year after year to help less fortunate children in the local Middle Tennessee area.”

Most of the toys were collected at the taping of CMA’s holiday special, “CMA Country Christmas,” which was hosted for the fifth year by Jennifer Nettles. The special, which features performances by Clare Bowen, Dan + Shay, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Lucy Hale, Hunter Hayes, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town, Idina Menzel in a duet with Nettles, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith with Carrie Underwood, and Brad Paisley jamming with Steven Tyler, will re-air on Saturday, Dec. 20 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

A new toy during the holiday season goes a long way in a child’s eyes and for that reason, The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) has supported the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation for more than 60 years, as a way to connect with children and families in need during the holidays. The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The relationship with TWDC and Toys for Tots began in 1948 when Walt Disney and his animators personally designed the original Toys for Tots train logo that is still in use today.

 

Top Country Tweets of the Week Dec. 8th-14th

brad paisley tweet

  1. @BradPaisley ·  “If she was a drink”..wait,not what I meant. PERFECT for SecretSanta though. Someone’s gettin’ somethin’REEEAL nice

lady a tweet

  1. @ladyantebellum · darth vader on the slopes. #igotabighead

phillip sweet tweet

  1. @PhillipSweet ·  It was a rough night at Santa’s workshop… #ElfOnTheThrone http://instagram.com/p/wXqfO9h56g/
  1. @bretteldredge ·  I dare you to be more in the Christmas spirit than me…I probably bleed maple syrup and candy canes by now, I’m that holly n jolly!

martina mcbride tweet

  1. @martinamcbride ·  Tour bus Christmas party. #everlastingtour #imwiththeband http://instagram.com/p/wjzoK6E5mw/

kellie pickler tweet

  1. @kelliepickler · Another USO adventure with my husband! #AirForce2 @the_USO
  1. @ChrisYoungMusic ·  Casino update. I’m #winning a lot

blake shelton tweet

  1. @blakeshelton ·  I’m gonna need a few minutes alone… #daddylikey

carrie underwood tweet

  1. @carrieunderwood ·  So much talent tonight at the @opry The ladies were bringing it! @KaceyMusgraves @kreeharrison @ClaraHenningsen
  1. @CharlieDaniels · Two things there has not been a cure developed for The common cold and stupid.

Top Country Tweets of the Week Dec. 1st-7th

dierks tweet

  1. @DierksBentley ·  note to self: only jumping 29 inches when doing 30 inch box jumps doesnt work out so well. #downtothebone
  1. @jakeowen · Ughhhhh ohhhhhhhhh……….

blake shelton tweet

  1. @blakeshelton · I literally couldn’t love this little shit more…

lady antebellum

  1. @ladyantebellum · to say I’m a little out of my element is an understatement. gonna give the #DVskifest my best shot today -ck

little big town tweet

  1. @littlebigtown · The ONLY way to end a show in #Chicago is w/ @GiordanosPizza! Thanks for the late night bus delivery. #Pizza

brad paisley tweet

  1. @BradPaisley ·  What did the Hillbilly say to the Star Wars director? Nice trailer. @bad_robot
  1. @martinamcbride · We’re home!!! Mae is so happy to be off the bus and able to run!!! http://instagram.com/p/wRmqvJE5gO/

chris young tweet

  1. @ChrisYoungMusic ·  Put this baby up and decorated it tonight! #realtree

tim mcgraw tweet

  1. @TheTimMcGraw ·  holiday reading…..waiting on this book for a while!

miranda lambert tweet

  1. @mirandalambert ·  Pretty awesome way to wake up! Congrats to all my friends! @leeannwomack @ericchurch @DierksBentley @TheBrandyClark

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