Nothing like a little jazz and country crossover to celebrate the holiday season, and this tune is sure to be on repeat! Jennifer Nettles and Andra Day partnered in performing ‘God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman’ on Nov. 28 at the CMA Country Christmas special and it was amazing.
Jennifer Nettles, 42, took a break from hosting CMA Country Christmas to impress with her powerhouse vocals alongside R&B singer Andra Day, 31. The two performed a soulful version of the hymn “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman,” which is to be featured on Jennifer’s To Celebrate Christmas album.
On country music’s biggest stage, The Grand Ole Opry, Andra and Jennifer sang the Christmas jam, accompanied with a gold and white decorated stage and a large string section. Jennifer rocked her third outfit of the night, wearing a stunning red sparkling dress, paired with red sparkle heels. Tis the season!
Andra’s hair sparked comparisons to Dolly Parton, as it was in huge barrel curls, with SO much volume! She rocked a multi-printed jumpsuit, big hoop earrings and blue lips.
The two vocalists sealed their amazing performance with hug! So cute!
Jennifer’s incredible duet with Andra is one of two collaborations on her Christmas album and one of her three performances on the TV special. The Sugarland alum’s other Christmas collab is with Broadway superstar Idina Menzel. The two belt holiday favorite “Little Drummer Boy,” in what is sure to end up being one of your favorite carols this season. Idina and Jennifer are set to perform their song on the Opry stage. The “Unlove You” singer will also be performing “Country Christmas” with country music queens Loretta Lynn and Trisha Yearwood. If this doesn’t get you in the holiday spirit, we don’t know what will!
This is Jennifer’s seventh year hosting the CMA Country Christmas TV special, and, as with prior years, audience members were asked to bring unwrapped toys to be donated to deserving children in Tennessee. The night is filled with old and new country-infused carols, including performances by Rascal Flatts, Kelly Clarkson, Kelsea Ballerini, Brett Eldredge and more.
HollywoodLifers, what was your favorite CMA Country Christmas performance? Let us know!