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Watch Reba McEntire Cover Dolly Parton's 'Hard Candy Christmas'

The 2018 CMA Country Christmas special, which aired on Monday (Dec. 10), featured host Reba McEntire and an all-star cast of country stars performing their holiday favorites. In addition to "What Child Is This" and other Christmas standards, McEntire delivered a reverent version of fellow country star Dolly Parton's modern holiday classic "Hard Candy Christmas."

Originally penned by Carol Hall for the The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Broadway musical, "Hard Candy Christmas" was recorded by Parton for the 1982 film adaption of the musical. Parton released the song as a single the same year.

McEntire recorded the tune for her 2016 Christmas album My Kind of Christmas.

The CMA Country Christmas special featured performances by Brett Eldredge, Dan + Shay, Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Amy Grant and more.

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On Dec. 2, McEntire was honored as one of the recipients of the 2018 Kennedy Center Honors. The honor is given to those in the arts community who have positively impacted American culture.

Last week, McEntire performed "The Lord's Prayer" at the Houston memorial service for former president George H. W. Bush.

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Watch Reba McEntire Cover Dolly Parton's 'Hard Candy Christmas'