The 2023 ‘CMA Country Christmas’ Song List
The CMA has released a performance log of the upcoming CMA Country Christmas, which will be airing Thursday, December 14, at 8 PM ET on ABC and the next day on Hulu and Disney+.
- Amy Grant and Trisha Yearwood will co-host the show and perform “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” accompanied by Lindsey Stirling for “Joy to the World.” Grant also takes the stage to perform “Grown Up Christmas List” and Yearwood performs “O Holy Night” with Stirling
- Jordan Davis will perform “O Come All Ye Faithful.”
- Lady A will sing “What Christmas Means to Me.”
- Ashley McBryde will join Lindsey Stirling for “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”
- Jon Pardi will perform a song called “Beer for Santa” from his 2023 Christmas album.
- The War And Treaty will sing “Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home).”
- Zach Williams and Lainey Wilson are performing “Go Tell It On The Mountain.”
Lainey told us about her first performance on the CMA Country Christmas, “Yeah, so I got to do ‘Go Tell It On The Mountian’ with Zach Williams; I’m a big fan of Zach Wiliams. We met the day we actually recorded the song, and we hit it off immediately. He’s just a good dude.”
Wilson is no stranger to the classic song. She said, “I grew up singing that song. I remember singing ‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’ at a church special at Baskin Baptist church. I think it was the same night that I got the words wrong to ‘Silent Night’ and ran off the stage crying.”
She laughed, “So, I was trying to redeem myself with this one, you know?”
CMA Country Christmas is a production of the Country Music Association. The CMA partnered with Balsam Hill, who provided their realistic artificial Christmas trees and holiday décor to decorate the CMA Country Christmas stage again this year.
CMA Country Christmas began in 2010 and rings in the holiday season annually with a show full of festive classics and one-of-a-kind musical performances. The event is filmed in Nashville and airs each holiday season on ABC. ABC is the network home to the CMA Awards and CMA’s summer concert TV special “CMA Fest.”