Every year, country music stars get together to celebrate the holiday season. The singers and musicians head to the Grand Ole Opry to record the CMA Country Christmas.
For the past eight years, Jennifer Nettles was the emcee of this joyous event. This year, Reba McEntire took on the role of emcee for the first time.
She said, “Christmas is such a special time. It reminds me of growing up in Oklahoma and singing carols with my family. I’m just tickled to join a group of some of my best country buddies onstage to celebrate the holiday season. This is where my love of music began.”
Several performers took the stage during this winter wonderland event, including Kelsea Ballerini, Trisha Yearwood, and Brett Eldredge. Overall, there were 19 performances.
Out of all the performances, there was one particular standout. Luke Bryan sang a rendition of "O Holy Night," accompanied by a full orchestra.
Before the performance, he said, “It’s been a song that I’ve been wanting to get in the studio and record for years. Just because it’s an amazing classic, timeless. I’ve always loved that song. I remember being a kid, always loving John Berry’s version of that. It’s pretty incredible, and I’d always try to sing along with him. I told myself, one day, if my voice ever gets there, I may try it.”
Now, Bryan has not only “tried it” but left everyone in awe at the gorgeous rendition. Below is his full performance:
Fans have taken to Twitter to compliment the singer on the Christmas classic.
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