Watch Kelsea Ballerini Sing Classics for ‘CMA Country Christmas’ 2016
While introducing Ballerini's "The Christmas Song" performance, CMA Country Christmas host Jennifer Nettles noted that the song turns 71 years old in 2016 (it really has "been said many times, many ways"!), and Ballerini offered a timeless take. Wearing a lacy red dress, the singer performed the holiday favorite with light strings and a piano backing her up. Readers can press play on the video above to watch the performance.
Later in the evening, Ballerini returned to the stage, this time with 13-year-old piano prodigy Joey Alexander, to perform "My Favorite Things." The pair recently released their rendition of the The Sound of Music classic as a single, adding a jazzy flair to the well-known tune. During CMA Country Christmas, Ballerini stepped back mid-song as Alexander, an upright bass player and a drummer improvised; readers can press play below to watch.
Watch Kelsea Ballerini and Joey Alexander Perform "My Favorite Things" on CMA Country Christmas
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