Have Yourself a ‘CMA Country Christmas’ and Holiday Song Playlist

Ready for some country-style holiday cheer, y’all? If December doesn’t feel complete without soaring sopranos and big gowns, then “CMA Country Christmas” is the TV special for you. The cheerful, 2-hour singalong returns at 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, to ABC with country’s top voices singing some of the most beautiful holiday songs of the season.

Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles once again hosts this year’s concert with Little Big Town, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Dan + Shay, Hunter Hayes, Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Michael W. Smith, Carrie Underwood, and even Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler (dueting with Brad for “Run Rudolph Run”).

If that’s not jolly enough to pique your interest, consider LeAnn singing the silvery “Carol of the Bells” (watch below), Carrie joining Christian singer Michael W. Smith for a mesmerizing duet of “All Is Well” (from his new holiday album “The Spirit of Christmas”) and Jennifer singing hits like “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.”

Later, Disney darling Idina Menzel performs “White Christmas,” the melodic “Do You Hear What I Hear?” and then teams with Jennifer to belt out, of course, her unstoppable hit from the movie “Frozen,” “Let It Go.”

All this Fa-La-La-La fun reminds us of some of our favorite old country holiday songs, plus some new ones that just came out for winter 2014 (noted below). Here’s what’s on our MyMusicCloud Top 10 Country Christmas Song Playlist.

10. “Go Tell It on the Mountain” – Sara Evans from her new album “At Christmas”
9. “Hard Candy Christmas” – LeAnn Rimes from her new album “One Christmas: Chapter One”
8. “Last Christmas” – Taylor Swift
7. “Where Are You Christmas?” — Faith Hill
6. “Run, Run Rudolph” – Luke Bryan
5. “White Christmas” – Martina McBride
4. “Do You Hear What I Hear?” — Carrie Underwood
3. “Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy” — Brad Paisley
2. “Christmas in Heaven” – Scotty McCreery
1. “Please Come Home for Christmas” – Darius Rucker from his new album “Home for the Holidays”

Watch LeAnn Rimes sing “Carol of the Bells”

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Play DJ with Our 4th of July Music Playlist

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Here in the U.S., we’ll be celebrating our independence on July 4th with pool parties and heaps of vacuum-sealed, processed foods. Because nothing says freedom like hot dogs and the ability to seamlessly play your favorite tunes across any device – PCs, tablets, mobile phones and more.

Have you decided what your Independence Day soundtrack will be? Will it include some Katy Perry, Black Eyed Peas or Toby Keith? Not to worry because MyMusicCloud has compiled a head-boppin’ list of songs about fireworks, patriotism, and summer fun for your holiday. Mix them together on your kitchen tablet and then stream them to your laptop or listen on any other device outside for an upbeat backyard BBQ mix. You can also use our cloud-based music delivery service to upload and compile your own 4th of July party playlist. Our continuous queue even lets you stop and start it across different devices.

Kick off your bash with summer anthems like Kid Rock’s thumping remix of “Sweet Home Alabama” called “All Summer Long,” or Faith Hill’s joyful ode to convertibles and good times, “Sunshine and Summertime.”

Then show your love for the heroes of the heartland with Toby Keith’s “Made in America” and salute the country where “we all get a chance, everybody gets to dance — Only in America” by superstars Brooks & Dunn. Love classic rock? Blue-jean rebel Bruce Springsteen reminds you what it’s like to be “Born in the U.S.A.” while Neil Young urges you to “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World.”

If you can’t resist a pop dance tune, we’ve got Miley Cyrus, the Black Eyed Peas and Katy Perry’s “Firework” to bring your friends to their feet. We’re global too, so even if you’re reading this in Tuscany, Berlin or somewhere else abroad, you can still celebrate the 4th of July on all your devices.

10. Faith Hill: “Sunshine and Summertime”

9. Neil Diamond: “America”

8. Neil Young: “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World”

7. Miley Cyrus: “Party in the U.S.A.”

6. Bruce Springsteen: “Born in the U.S.A.”

5. Black Eyed Peas: “Boom Boom Pow”

4. Brooks & Dunn: “Only in America”

3. Toby Keith: “Made in America”

2. Kid Rock: “All Summer Long”

1. Katy Perry: “Firework”