Jennifer Nettles to host CMA "Country Christmas"

Jennifer Nettles chats with Isabelle and Emerson after the press conference, announcing CMA Country Christmas on Nov. 3, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Getty

Jennifer Nettles will host CMA "Country Christmas" for the third consecutive year.

The upcoming holiday special will be filmed Nov. 3 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and will air as a holiday special on ABC later this year.

A batch of artists are expected to perform, including Dierks Betley, Colbie Caillat, Katherine Jenkins, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry and Keith Urban.

Nettles is encouraging concertgoers to bring a new, unwrapped toy to the concert taping to help Nashville-area children in need.

"I am so excited to be hosting this year, and I love inviting the audience to get into the spirit of the season by bringing a toy for donation," the Sugarland singer told CMA. "It is such a joy to watch this holiday special grow - in not only its talent roster, but moreover in its charitable celebration of the season."

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