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My 5 Favorite CMA Country Christmas Performances

Did you watch the 2011 CMA Country Christmas? I’m a huge country music fan, especially country music that glorifies God and reflects Christian values, so I was very excited to see this show.

The whole event was fantastic. I expected nothing less–among the performers were Faith Hill, Darius Rucker, and Amy Grant. I was a little disappointed that Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift were not among the talent, but the show still was amazing.

The entertainers also got to perform on a beautifully designed stage with an animated backdrop that changed with each song. So one minute there was a crackling fire in a huge hearth and the next there were snowflakes falling over a wintery scene!

I enjoyed all the performances, but the following were my absolute favorites:

Scotty McCreery – “The First Noel”
I’m always taken aback by this young man’s voice. It’s so amazing and he sings this song very well.


Sugarland – “Silent Night”
I love the Southern twang of Jennifer Nettles’ voice. It works beautifully with this song. “Silent Night” is one of my favorite Christmas songs.


Keith Urban – “The Christmas Song”
Urban has such a handsome voice. It just gets better and better.


Martina McBride – “Please Come Home for Christmas”
Love the song, love the voice, love the dress, love Martina!


Rascal Flatts – “Mary Did You Know”
This was my all-time favorite performance of the night. I love, love, love Rascal Flatts and this song is so beautiful.


Did you watch the CMA Country Christmas? Which performance was your favorite?

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  1. Paris

    Posted by Paris on December 26, 2011 at 20:12

    These people’s voices are so blessed by God!

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by melissa6395 on December 26, 2011 at 09:14

    Keith Urban is amazing! Absolute FAVORITE

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by Ann Marie on December 25, 2011 at 22:36

    I did not watch the CMA Country Christmas. I wish I did because it looks as though it was really good. Based on these performances my favorite is Mary Did You Know by Rascal Flatts. I know this song so well and I love it.

  4. kala12395

    Posted by kala12395 on December 25, 2011 at 19:14

    I loved “Mary Did You Know”, it’s my new favorite song.

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by Grace98 on December 25, 2011 at 15:01

    Well, Mary Did you Know is already one of my favorite songs, but I think that Rascal Flatts did a better job than anyone I have heard sing it before! I loved all of them!

  6. grace_smith15

    Posted by grace_smith15 on December 25, 2011 at 13:15

    I love country music so much, and seeing some of my favorite artists preform these great songs just makes me so happy- I love how shamelessly they are proclaiming their faith. I couldn’t pick a favorite performance out out these 5, they are all so good!

  7. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kida on December 25, 2011 at 10:45

    Scotty!!!! <3 who were those two people they kept zooming in on in the audience though?

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by Kida on December 25, 2011 at 10:42

    SCOTTY!!!!!!!!! <3