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Lineup set for upcoming Nashville Holiday Music Special

Nov. 17, 2022, 9:23 AM

Nashville Holiday Music Special artists will perform from several iconic Nashville locations.
Nashville Holiday Music Special artists will perform from several iconic Nashville locations.

Producers of the Nashville Holiday Music Special announced the entertainment lineup for the 2022 program, which will premiere on Saturday, Dec. 3, on WKRN News 2.

The special will benefit Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and share inspiring stories of hope from within the hospital.

This year’s one-hour broadcast will feature performances from Dailey & Vincent, Debbie Gibson, Fisk Jubilee Singers, J.D. McPherson & Lucie Silvas, Hardrive Dancers, Music City Strings, Old Crow Medicine Show, Pistol Annies, Runaway June, Kyla Jade, Jake Hoot, Walker Hayes and The War & Treaty. Santa Claus will make a special appearance as well.

Artists will perform from iconic Nashville locations, including the Ryman Auditorium, The Place at Fifth + Broadway, GEODIS Park, Skyway Studios and the Glen Campbell Museum.

Viewers can also expect special holiday messages from Brad Paisley, Tyler Hubbard, Maddie & Tae, Reba McEntire, Kacey Musgraves, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jon Pardi, Keith Urban and Dolly Parton.

The program will be hosted by News 2’s Good Morning Nashville anchors Nikki Burdine, Meaghan Thomas and Neil Orne. Singer, songwriter and music producer Chris Kirkpatrick will join in as the program’s national host. Former Miss Tennessee USA and Miss USA finalist Allee-Sutton Hethcoat will serve as a special correspondent.

Local viewers will be able to watch the program three times on News 2 during the holiday season: Saturday, Dec. 3 at 9 a.m., Friday, Dec. 9 at 12:30 a.m., and Saturday, Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. The Nashville Holiday Music Special will also air nationwide throughout the season by Timeless Syndication.

“This program is a beloved community tradition and such a festive way to kick off the holiday season,” said Julie Carell Stadler, co-producer and daughter of the late Monroe Carell Jr. and Ann Scott Carell.

“The special brings so much joy to the patients and families of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. We love that the special is a holiday gift for all, and we are ecstatic to share the program with families nationwide to continue supporting Monroe Carell, our incredible children’s hospital.”

At the heart of the Nashville Holiday Music Special is a mission that is making a difference for children and families across the community, region and beyond.

As a nonprofit organization, Monroe Carell provides pediatric specialty care to all children, regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

The Nashville Holiday Music Special is made possible with the support of the presenting sponsor, Nashville Convention & Visitors Corporation, as well as additional sponsors, Amazon, Coca-Cola Consolidated, DaVita, Gaylord Opryland Resort, Goldman Sachs, Gray Line of Tennessee, the Incredible Christmas Place and News 2. Executive producers include Stadler, John M. Best, Pamela Bolling and David Medeiros.

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