Jennifer Nettles hosts the CMA Country Christmas on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. The two-hour special will feature all-star performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Dan and Shay, Brett Eldredge, Jewel, Charles Kelley, Martina McBride, David Nail, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker and more.
Backstage, Mickey Guyton had a Christmas dream come true. She met her longtime idol, LeAnn Rimes. Mickey fell in love with music after watching LeAnn sing the National Anthem at a Texas Rangers game. Mickey Guyton talks about meeting LeAnn Rimes at the CMA Country Christmas. “She’s beautiful and she is like one of the sweetest people. I just absolutely love her. I think scared her because I was so excited. But I was like, calmly excited. But I was just like, ‘Girl, I have loved you since I was a little girl, and you’re just amazing and we took a selfie together.”
Other acts on the show include Pentatonix, Brian Setzer and Lindsey Stirling.