December 9, 2014
If you missed the airing of the CMA Country Christmas Show last Monday night, you’ll have another chance to set your DVR’s or view it on Saturday, December 20th at 9pm/8c on ABC! I wasn’t allowed to post anything about my experience prior to the original broadcast, so I’m happy to share a little bit with you now.
You’ll hear and catch a glimpse of me backing up Carrie Underwood, Idina Menzel, Alan Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, and host Jennifer Nettles, joined by a sleighful of stars. We pre-recorded all of the songs prior to the live taping in front of a sold out audience at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. One incredible moment was when Jennifer Nettles decided to come into the studio and sing a few passes of her song, “This Angel” with us! Listening to her seamless, soulful voice through the cans (earphones) was incredible – -and when she casually sat down next to me on a couch and chatted for ten minutes as if we were old friends, I was sure I was her new biggest fan.
Taping the show in front of a live audience kept the excitement and thrill of each performance fresh and fun. One highlight was Idina Menzel teaming up with Jennifer Nettles to sing a duet rendition of “Let It Go” from Frozen. You can imagine the crowd roar when the song finished. Off camera, there were also several audience youngsters who were able to say they had the opportunity to sing a few lines open-mic style as part of the audience warmup!
Hope you’ll enjoy the show if you choose to tune in. Happy Holidays!