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You don't expect to find a classical singer as part of a "Cma Country Christmas."

That's exactly what Katherine Jenkins enjoys about joining many country music stars on the annual ABC special airing Thursday, Dec. 20 (and repeating twice the following weekend).

The mezzo-soprano and Season 14 "Dancing With the Stars" runner-up has a new holiday album to promote -- "This Is Christmas" -- and during the two-hour show's taping last month, she liked being able to do so among such Nashville staples as Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles (back as host for the third year), Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town and The Band Perry.

"I must admit that when I first got invited, I wondered if maybe they'd made a mistake," pleasant Wales native Jenkins tells Zap2it. "Actually, I was really honored when they asked. I'd always wanted to go to Nashville; it was definitely »

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