Among the holiday tunes the Country stars will be performing are “Let It Snow,” “There’s a New Kid in Town,” “Oklahoma Christmas” and “Home.” The special will also include a duet with Blake’s mom, Dorothy Shackleford, who will be performing a song they wrote together: “Time for Me to Come Home.”
In addition, special guests Christina Aguilera, Larry the Cable Guy and Jay Leno will be featured in comedy skits.
“I love Christmas music,” stated Shelton, discussing his upcoming holiday special. “I listen to it year-round. I had always wanted to do a Christmas album so getting to do Cheers, It’s Christmas was exciting for me, and then to have NBC let me do a special around the CD, well, I still can’t believe it. I am so proud of the performances on the show, the skits are hilarious and the icing on the cake was having the opportunity to perform with my mom, a song we co-wrote together. Christmas has always been about family to me so having my mom and Miranda there — that made it Christmas.”
Shelton recently won the Male Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year awards at the CMAs. His latest album, Red River Blue, entered Soundscan’s Top Current Albums chart at #1 and his “Honey Bee” is the record-holder for the “fastest-selling digital platinum single for a male country solo artist.” Shelton has 11 #1 hits to date and none of his singles have peaked outside of the Top 10 since 2007.
—Posted by Rebecca Murray