CMA Country Christmas: Miss Piggy leads star-studded lineup

Dec 1, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles hosts another festive CMA Country Christmas on ABC tonight. Check out SheKnows' sneak peeks, as well as the run-down on which crooners will share songs and stories to get you in the holiday spirit.

CMA Country Christmas takes over ABC prime time tonight for a holiday celebration. Jennifer Nettles plays host for an evening with Faith Hill, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Brian Setzer, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, American Idol's Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina and Miss Piggy. SheKnows has the CMA Country Christmas sneak peeks and more.

Miss Piggy with CMA Country Christmas host Jennifer Nettles and duet partner Vince Gill

CMA Country Christmas was taped in front of a live audience in Nashville the day after Taylor Swift ruled the CMA Awards in November, which means the stars were already in town to perform holiday favorites and share their personal holiday traditions and stories.

CMA Country Christmas: Sneak Peeks

Can't wait till tonight to get into the holiday spirit? Here is a CMA Country Christmas behind-the-scenes preview, followed by more sneak peeks of the stars.


CMA Country Christmas host Jennifer Nettles interviews Miss Piggy about the holidays in this clip, and surprise, surprise, Nettles gets a bit of attitude from the Muppet diva.

Lucky little Miss Piggy will also perform "Baby, It's Cold Outside" with Vince Gill.

CMA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS: All-Star "Jingle Bells"

In this CMA Country Christmas clip, Sugarland, Brian Setzer, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Vince Gill, Amy Grant and Martina McBride team up to perform the classic "Jingle Bells."

Other CMA Country Christmas collabs include Brian Setzer and Brad Paisley performing "Sleigh Ride" and Amy Grant and Vince Gill dueting for "Breath of Heaven."


American Idol Scotty McCreery talks about the meaning of Christmas, shares some of his traditions and previews his CMA Country Christmas performance in this interview.

Other solos for the night include Rascal Flatts' "White Christmas," Faith Hill's "Little Drummer Boy," Keith Urban's "The Christmas Song," Kellie Pickler's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," Sugarland's "Silent Night," Darius Rucker's "Winter Wonderland" and Lauren Alaina's "Grown Up Christmas List."

CMA Country Christmas, airs Thursday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. on ABC, and then again on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m.

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