For King & Nation’s efficiency on 2019’s CMA Country Christmas left followers in awe. The ABC vacation particular returned with unforgettable performances this yr however the Australian Christian pop duo stole the present with their cowl of “The Little Drummer Boy.” Previously referred to as Joel & Luke, the Nashville-based band consists of brothers Joel and Like Smallbone.
The Trisha Yearwood-hosted occasion noticed as For King & Nation carried out a heartfelt cowl of the beloved vacation track on a stage stuffed with drums.
Viewers took to Twitter to reward the band for his or her efficiency, in addition to sharing their love for the Christmas track.
Channel browsing and I simply noticed essentially the most artistic, wonderful rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” I’ve ever seen on “CMA Nation Christmas….
— Mike D. 🍊🏈⬆️🎳 (@michaeld0716) December 4, 2019
“I simply watched CMA nation Christmas and watched the perfect Pahrump a bump bump I’ve ever seen executed by king and nation omg# cmacountrychristmas,” one viewer wrote.
“@4kingandcountry What a efficiency! In the event you’re not watching the CMA Nation Christmas particular, you ought to be!” one other person praised.
“Sure! Excellent efficiency of Little Drummer Boy by @4kingandcountry on the CMA Nation Christmas!” One other viewer praised, adding a Christmas tree emoji and a drums emoji.
“The @4kingandcountry on the CMA Nation Christmas Preformance(sic) is WOW!” One other fan wrote.
“For King And Nation simply rocked ‘Little Drummer Boy’ on CMA Nation Christmas particular! Liked it!” One other fan commented.
Yearwood hosted the vacation particular for the primary time this yr after taking up the place from Reba McEntire. Except for For King & Nation, the present featured performances from Woman Antebellum, Kristin Chenoweth, Chris Younger, Runaway June, Rascal Flatts and different beloved nation acts.
“I’ve by no means executed something fairly like this,” Yearwood advised PopCulture.com and different media forward of the premiere. “And I had executed the present earlier than. Performing and popping out and doing a track or two songs is one factor. However internet hosting, the largest factor is Reba; fast change is Reba’s second nature. She could probably do it in her sleep.
“I’ve by no means executed this earlier than, so I am in there taking a look at 4 outfits and I am making an attempt to assume how do I get this executed,” she continued. “And I would like it to be good. I would like it to be enjoyable for everyone, so I am excited. I am nervous. I have been actually nervous. I did not sleep final night time. I simply need it to be good.”
The present will likely be accessible on demand, in addition to to stream on ABC.com and the ABC app Wednesday.
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