Faith Hill to Join Justin Bieber, Michael Buble + More for ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center’
Fresh off her first CMA performance in five years, Faith Hill is getting into the holiday spirit preparing for a TV performance on NBC’s ‘Christmas in Rockefeller Center.’ Hill, who debuted her single ‘Come Home‘ at the 2011 CMA Awards, will join Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Carole King, Tony Bennett, Cee Lo Green, Katharine McPhee and ‘The Voice’ winner Javier Colon for the performance, which will air Nov. 30.
Others taking part in the big event are hosts Al Roker and Savannah Guthrie from the ‘Today’ show, as well as the Radio City Rockettes, who will bring their high-kicking cheer to the stage. The hour-long special, beginning at 8PM ET, will also feature an appearance by Megan Hilty, the actress who played Dolly Parton in the ’9 to 5′ Broadway show and can also be seen in the upcoming NBC drama ‘Smash.’
Hill is no stranger to holiday music, as her last full-length release was her 2008 record ‘Joy to the World.’ Fans wishing for more can enjoy her holiday offerings for now and gear up for her February release, which will be her first record of country songs since 2005. The mother of three and wife of Tim McGraw told CMT that life got busy and those six years kind of snuck up on her. “I didn’t even realize it had been that long, to be honest with you,” she said. Even with a new record in the works, she’ll be taking a little time to celebrate the holidays on national TV.
Adding to the many performances will be the ceremonial lighting of this year’s tree — a 74-foot-tall, 10-ton Norway Spruce. The lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center has been aired on NBC every year since 1951, and this year’s tree will stay lit until New Year’s Day. Tune in Nov. 20 at 8PM ET for one of the brightest trees in the nation paired with some of the brightest talents in music today.