Darius Rucker Added to “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Lineup

Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleDarius Rucker has been added to the lineup for NBC's Christmas in Rockefeller Center special airing Wednesday night. He joins previously announced performers Trisha Yearwood, LeAnn Rimes, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett and Idina Menzel. Mariah Carey will open the show singing "All I Want for Christmas Is You."

Christmas in Rockefeller Center airs Wednesday night at 8 ET on NBC.

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Country Star Trivia

Comstock/ThinkstockCarrie Underwood starred in a live performance of which classic musical last December on NBC? ANSWER: The Sound of Music.

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Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

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Here are a few tips to know for Cyber Monday! Cyber Monday will be better than Black Friday this year for the first time ever. Why?  Because more people will shop Cyber Monday, which means bigger deals. Last year online shopping sales on Cyber Monday hit $2.29 billion. Cyber Monday is not just for tech-last year […]

The Holiday Season Officially Kicks Off with Tonight’s “CMA Country Christmas” on ABC

Image Courtesy ABC/CMAThe star-studded CMA Country Christmas special airs Monday night on ABC. Jennifer Nettles returns as host and teams up with Idina Menzel for a duet of the smash hit from Frozen, "Let It Go." Carrie Underwood sings her duet with Michael W. Smith, "All Is Well," which is included on his new holiday album, The Spirit of Christmas.

Carrie says, "This is the first time that we've performed it in a live setting in front of people. So, I'm really looking forward to it."

For his part, Michael admits he was nervous to sing with Carrie, since she's such a vocal powerhouse. He tells ABC News Radio, "You gotta bring the A-game. But you know what, I think it turned out great on the record. [Taping] the special was a magical moment. I'll never forget it."

Little Big Town also teamed up with Michael W. Smith for a rendition of "Silent Night," along with their own performance of "I Pray on Christmas."

Steven Tyler jumped at the chance to join Brad Paisley for a collaboration on "Run Run Rudolph," which happens to be Steven's favorite Christmas song. When he got the call to join the CMA Country Christmas lineup, Steven says, "I just hit the ceiling, and I said, 'I'm in.' We just did it, and the proof is in the pudding -- Christmas pudding, that is."

Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, LeAnn Rimes, and Lucy Hale are among the other stars performing on CMA Country Christmas, Monday night at 8 ET on ABC.

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Rascal Flatts Back to Vocal Acrobatics with Brand-New Single, “Riot”

Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsRascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox shows off his impressive vocal chops on the band's latest single, "Riot." The guys recorded the song at bass player Jay DeMarcus's house, where it took quite a bit of effort for Jay and band mate Joe Don Rooney to add harmonies to Gary's high notes.

Joe Don tells Rolling Stone, "Luckily, Jay has an oxygen tank in the house."

Jay is excited for fans to hear the new single as it climbs the charts at country radio. "'Riot' is one of the songs that we felt strongest about from the first day on the record," he says. "We're thrilled that that one is going to have a chance to see the light of day. Once people hear it, they'll figure out what an incredibly crafted song it is."

"Riot" is included on Rascal Flatts' latest album, Rewind, available now.

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