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Garth Brooks + Trisha Yearwood Announce Televised 'Holiday Concert Event'

Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks attend the George H.W. Bush Points of Light Awards Gala at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood became the latest country music artists with a 2020 Christmas special following Monday's (Nov. 16) announcement of Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event. The one-hour concert special will air in primetime on Sun., Dec. 20 on the CBS television network and CBS All Access.

Per a press release, Brooks and Yearwood will perform "live by request from their home studio," with an emphasis on seasonal favorites "for viewers looking for the comfort and shared joy of music during the holidays."

It'll be the superstar couple's second TV special this year, following April's Garth and Trisha: Live By Request!

"Our viewers loved reaching out directly to Garth and Trisha to request their favorite hits back when the pandemic first hit. It brought some fun and joy directly into their living rooms as they were hunkered down with their families," said Jack Sussman, executive vice president of Specials, Music & Live Events/Alternative & Reality at CBS, in a press release. "Now, nine long months later, who better to bring some holiday magic, performing some of the greatest holiday songs of all time than Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood."

Once again, Brooks and Yearwood will keep COVID-19 (coronavirus) precautions in mind, filming the holiday special at their home recording studio with a minimal crew practicing social distancing and no live studio audience.

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For information on how to request your favorite Christmas song, tune in to Brooks' weekly Facebook Live show Inside Studio G on the Mondays leading up to the broadcast.

Brooks and Yearwood released a collection of holiday songs in 2016 titled Christmas Together. If you've already filled the country music fan in your life's stocking with those songs of the season, don't forget to shop this year for Brooks' dual Nov. 20 releases: new album Fun, featuring Blake Shelton duet "Dive Bar," and a special edition of Triple Live.

Other Nashville stars spreading holiday cheer this season with Christmas specials include Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood and CMA Country Christmas hosts Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins.

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