Lady Antebellum to Perform a New Song During ‘CMA Country Christmas’ Special
There's a song on Lady Antebellum's new Ocean album that sounded to them like a Christmas song. Producers of the tenth-annual CMA Country Christmas special agreed.
"On a Night Like This" is more of a love song, but the long, slow chords and soft romance lend it becoming something of a Christmas Eve staple each year. During Tuesday night's (Dec. 3) special on ABC, the trio will perform that song into "Silent Night." They're also going to sing "White Christmas" and be a part of a multi-artist version of "Feliz Navidad."
“For us, having a Christmas record to it’s always gonna such a big part of our career showing up at things like this and obviously embracing our favorite holiday,” Lady A's Charles Kelley says, referring to On This Winter's Night from 2012.
The 2019 special was filmed in September, and at that time neither Kelley, Dave Haywood nor Hillary Scott had done much Christmas shopping. All three have kids who, as they get older, are growing very anxious for the holiday season.
"Eisele is six, so she's in full-blown like, 'How many days until Christmas?' She's getting so excited," Scott shares.
All three elaborated how much they enjoy living vicariously through their children on Christmas morning, although Haywood said Christmas Eve may be his favorite holiday.
"Such a special time with family, reading The Christmas Story and just to be together," he describes with a smile on his face.
The 2019 CMA Country Christmas broadcast begins at 9PM ET on ABC on Dec. 3. Trisha Yearwood will host for the first time, but viewers can also count on performances from Kristin Chenoweth, for King & Country, Chris Janson, Tori Kelly, Rascal Flatts, Runaway June, CeCe Winans, Brett Young and Chris Young.
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