Duck Dynasty’s Willie Robertson has joined the lineup for ABC’s CMA Country Christmas television special. The Robertson family will also participate in a fireside chat. The popular A&E stars are releasing Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas album on October 29th.
Hosted by Jennifer Nettles, the show will also feature performances by Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Trace Adkins, Sheryl Crow, Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Kellie Pickler, Michael W. Smith and Lucy Hale.
The two-hour special will tape in front of a live audience November 8th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, and is scheduled to air December 2nd at 9pm ET on ABC.
For the second year, audience members are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the taping to help make the holidays brighter for Nashville area children. The Nashville-based, non-profit group Generosity will have volunteers on site with specially marked bins to collect the toys, which will be distributed to homeless families this holiday season. In 2012, the group collected more than 5,000 toys.
Volunteers from Generosity will start accepting toys Friday, Nov. 8 at 1:00 PM/CT at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza. You do not have to have a ticket to the show to drop off a toy.