Reba Helps Country Music Welcome Christmas Season
Christmas will be here before we know it, and some of country music’s biggest stars are already celebrating. Once of those stars is Reba McEntire, who’s had a big role to play in the country Christmas scene in recent years.
In September 2017, McEntire joyfully announced that she would be the new host of the annual CMA Country Christmas special this year. Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles previously served as host for several years, but passed the torch to McEntire for 2017. (She has returned to host again in 2018).
“Watching ‘CMA Country Christmas’ has become one of my favorite holiday traditions, and I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to host,” McEntire said in a video message she addressed to her fans.
2017 Was Reba’s Busy Holiday Year
In addition to hosting CMA Country Christmas, McEntire also released a Christmas album in 2017. The album is an updated version of her 2016 release My Kind of Christmas, which contains new songs and collaborations the original record didn’t have.
One of the songs that appears on My Kind of Christmas is McEntire’s rendition of the Christmas carol “O Holy Night.”
Composed in 1847, the song was originally in French, but was eventually translated into English and other languages. It is now considered to be one of the signature songs of the Christmas season.
Taking The Song To TV
“O Holy Night” is the song McEntire selected to perform when she appeared on the Pickler & Ben talk show. The set was decked out like a winter wonderland, as Christmas trees with twinkling lights covered all sides of the stage.
McEntire was just as dazzling, and delivered a performance that is sure to put a little holiday spirit in your heart. Check out the video below to watch her sing.
After seeing this, it’s no wonder why McEntire delivered such spectacular performances during the 2017 holiday season. You can catch one of those performances by tuning in to the video below.
We’d like to join Reba in wishing you and yours a merry Christmas this year!