Two-time GRAMMY Award-winning for KING & COUNTRY’s rousing rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” has become a holiday season smash in recent years, and an essential must-see moment in the band’s live shows. The duo’s version of the Christmas classic has accumulated over 22 million views and half of a million shares on socials. The band performs to a standing ovation at the CMA Country Christmas Show tonight, Dec. 3 on ABC at 9|8c.
“Growing up in Nashville and loving the songs that are born here, country music specifically has always been welcoming and familiar to us,” says Joel Smallbone, one half of for KING & COUNTRY. “So, to be invited to perform ‘Little Drummer Boy’ as part of the CMA Country Christmas felt like a lovely bear (or Santa Claus) hug, celebrating one of the great and most unifying holidays of the year.”
CMA Country Christmas host Trisha Yearwood told Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan that she has become “obsessed” with the Australian duo and revealed that their performance on the holiday special is nothing “like you’ve ever seen in your life.”
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