Some of country music’s biggest names joined forces at the Grand Ole Opry House Monday night (December 10) to ring in the holiday season. The CMA Country Christmas show featured host Reba McEntire, Dan + Shay, Brad Paisley, Martina McBride, Amy Grant, legendary crooner Tony Bennett, violinist extraordinaire Lindsey Stirling, and more.
One of the best performances of the night came when family bluegrass group, the Isaacs, shared the stage with Reba to sing the classic Christmas tune “What Child Is This.”
It wasn’t the first time Reba had enlisted the help of the Isaacs. The multi-award winning group joined the “Fancy” singer on her faith-based album Sing It Now: Songs of Faith & Hope. Reba has been very vocal about her love for the family.
“The Isaacs, who I’m a huge fan of, that family is harmony is just so rich,” Reba said in an interview. I absolutely love to listen to their music.”
The Isaacs also recorded “What Child Is This” with Reba for her holiday album, “My Kind of Christmas.” In background footage captured while the two acts were recording the single, Reba was brought to tears by the incredible harmonies the Isaacs brought to the song.
While the Isaacs may not be well-known among fans of country music, they have some pretty impressive country connections. Lead singer Sonya Isaacs Yeary is married to singer-songwriter Jimmy Yeary who penned the Martina McBride hit “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” and sang lead for Shenandoah during Marty Raybon’s hiatus.
The pairing of Reba McEntire and the Isaacs is a match made in heaven. Listen to their performance of “What Child Is This” below and let us know what you think!