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Watch Reba McEntire and Little Big Town’s Spellbinding ‘Mary, Did You Know?’

 

The Christmas season is in full swing, which means non-stop covers of your favorite holiday classics. But if there’s one Christmas cover you should listen to this week, it’s Reba McEntire and Little Big Town‘s gorgeous rendition of “Mary, Did You Know?” The foursome joined McEntire to perform the powerful song for the 2017 CMA Country Christmas, which aired Nov. 27 on ABC.

McEntire, who served as the night’s host, seemed eager to team up with the group. The singer even jokingly asked if she could become the fifth member. Little Big Town are known for their incredible harmonies and their voices blended perfectly with McEntire’s. This one is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

Christian recording artist Michael English first released “Mary Did You Know?,” written by Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene, in 1991. McEntire originally covered the song for her 1999 Christmas album The Secret of Giving. McEntire re-released her holiday album My Kind of Christmas in October. The album features a cover of “Mary, Did You Know?,” featuring Vince Gill and Amy Grant.

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McEntire was the busiest performer of the night. The singer also took the stage with Kelsea Ballerini for a performance of “Jingle Bells” and closed down the show with a solo performance of “Holly Jolly Christmas.” McEntire took over hosting duties from Jennifer Nettles, who has hosted CMA Country Christmas for the previous seven years.

Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum and gospel artist CeCe Winans were among the other performers for the annual celebration.

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Watch Reba McEntire and Little Big Town’s Spellbinding ‘Mary, Did You Know?’