updated 10/21/2010 AT 11:20 AM ET
•originally published 10/21/2010 AT 11:30 AM ET
Country music duo Sugarland’s lead singer Jennifer Nettles is going to fly solo in her latest gig – as host of the CMA Country Christmas, a 90-minute television special.
“I love the holidays,” says Nettles, “and since this is my first time hosting a show, I am sure it will be full of laughs and surprises both for myself and for the folks watching.”
Nettles, who just released a new Sugarland album, Incredible Machine, will lead a cast including Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes and more on the show, set to air Nov. 29 on ABC (9:30 p.m.). The musicians will perform Christmas classics and share their personal and family holiday traditions with a live audience when the show is taped in Nashville the day after CMA Awards on Nov. 10.