Dan + Shay shared the bill with Reba McEntire, who also served as host, at CMA Country Christmas, which was taped last night (Thursday, September 27th) before a live audience in Nashville. Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney are fans of Reba's, but it was Shay's one-year-old son, Asher, who became fast friends with the icon during rehearsals earlier this week.
Shay tells us: “We were at the rehearsals for the CMA Christmas and he wandered into the dressing room and I think my wife was out in the hall, I think we were on stage, and Reba was just hanging out in the dressing room and Asher just came in there, cause he gets really upset when people kind of walk away from him, so I think Reba has walked by, so he went into her dressing room and she gave him some biscuits and pumpkin rolls and it was pretty hilarious, but she was very gracious, and so they're best friends now, so that's pretty cool. (Dan) Maybe you can get a picture with Reba. (Shay) I haven't even gotten a picture with Reba. My son got one before me, so there it is.” writing, “I made a new friend today. Asher Mooney. We’re foodie pals!!!”
CMA Country Christmas is set to air on ABC closer to the holidays. In addition to Reba and Dan + Shay, the show will feature performances by Tony Bennett, Brett Eldredge, Amy Grant, Diana Krall, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Michael W. Smith, and Brett Young.
Source: Pulse of Radio