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Scotty McCreery to Help Light the Tree for ‘Christmas in Rockefeller’ Special

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Scotty McCreery will be on hand during the ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’ television special to help ring in the Christmas season. The ‘American Idol’ champion will appear as part of a star-studded lineup, which includes fellow crooner Trace Adkins, as well as Mariah Carey, Cee Lo Green and others.

McCreery was just added to the list of celebs who will appear on the special holiday program, which will air on NBC on Wednesday Nov. 28 at 8PM ET.

Of course, McCreery’s signature baritone voice will be one highlight of the special, but the main show will be the lighting of the nearly 80-foot Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. A tree has been placed at the same spot in New York City since 1933, the year the tradition began when it was lit up with 700 lights. In 1951, NBC began televising the lighting of the tree. Today, it takes more than 30,000 lights to decorate the tree each year, according to CBS News.

Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride and Rascal Flatts have all performed during previous ‘Christmas in Rockefeller’ specials. This year, McCreery and Adkins will represent country music during the annual television airing.

The gig is a perfect fit for the ‘Water Tower Town’ crooner, who is currently promoting his holiday record, ‘Christmas with Scotty McCreery.’ Plus, the Rockefeller Center special can help prepare the young country star for his own Christmas special on GAC. The television program ‘Christmas with Scotty McCreery and Friends’ will air on Saturday, Dec. 1.

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