The McCrary Sisters announce their 14th annual A McCrary Kind of Christmas, raising funds for St. Jude; featuring Emmylou Harris, Margo Price & more

Article Contributed by Big Feat PR | Published on Monday, November 20, 2023

Today, The McCrary Sisters announce the full lineup for A McCrary Kind of Christmas, the 14th annual holiday celebration and concert that benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as individual families in need in the greater Nashville area. It will be held on Friday, December 8 at 7pm at Riverside Revival in Nashville, TN. Tickets are on sale now HERE and donations can be made HERE. The event will also be live streamed by VEEPS, a streaming service that allows access to concerts around the world with award-winning artists at iconic venues. Live stream tickets can be purchased HERE.

The event will feature performances by The McCrary Sisters, legendary singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris, Margo Price, Buddy Miller, Kyla Jade, Etta & Bob Britt, Tammy & Steve Crawford, Travis Logan Unity Choir, BIZZ, Danny & Mabel Flowers, Gayle Mays, Dwight Ross, Wil, Will Barrow, Dave Pomeroy, and more.

The McCrary Sisters have been dubbed as “Nashville music royalty” by NPR, and hailed by critics for their “roof-raising, pew shaking music” (Associated Press) and for their ability to “seize and hold the spotlight” (New York Times).  For over fourteen years, The McCrary Sisters have generously given back to their community by hosting and organizing their annual Christmas concert that not only benefits the important work of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, but also benefits local families in need who have experienced tragedy, loss and need a helping hand.

Says Regina McCrary, “The program, the benefit, is a God-sent show that we’ve been doing for 14 years. Around the holidays, people get depressed and lonely. Sometimes they feel like they are by themselves. This is The McCrary Sisters’ way of reassuring people that they’re never alone. We are about helping people and making sure that people know we care and this is our ministry. This is what God has called us to do.”

Ann McCrary continues, “St. Jude, to me, is one of the most spectacular hospitals in the world. Because if you have children, and they become ill, it is bad enough to be concerned about them and praying that they’re gonna be alright. But at St. Jude, you don’t have to worry about the bills. That’s what touches my heart, because the bills will kill you. Without worrying about the condition of your child, those bills will take you down. And not having to worry about a place to stay, or anything like that, that is just wonderful to me.”

Says Freda McCrary, “We never know a situation until it knocks at your home, knocks at your own door.  It’s an honor to be able to help who we can at this time or any time during the year. We do almost four benefits each year, but this is the greatest of them all.”

Says Buddy Miller, “I always look forward to A McCrary Kind Of Christmas. It’s like a great family reunion with the best music. Their giving hearts and love for people overflows from the stage. A partnership with St Jude’s makes the evening even more meaningful. The McCrary Sisters bring joy to the world and are a treasure.”

Says Doug Hall, of Big Feat PR “We are honored to be helping the McCrary Sisters, making sure this event is the biggest of the holiday season. The McCrary Sisters are Nashville music icons but the work they do to help others is also truly remarkable. Raising funds and attention for St Jude’s is absolutely vital, who provide support for families in the most drastic of need. I implore anyone who can, to buy a ticket and get involved.”


The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.


The McCrary Sisters sing gospel that melds traditional with contemporary and incorporates their influences of classic soul, Americana, blues, rock, and R&B music. Central to their work and any show is their boundless joy in singing, and a desire to spread hope, love, healing (and dancing).

Daughters of the late Rev. Samuel McCrary — a founding member of the legendary gospel quartet The Fairfield Four — Ann, Regina, Alfreda and Deborah (who passed away in 2022) grew up in Nashville surrounded by music, artists, community, and faith. The daughters were raised in harmony, singing at home and at their father’s church. In their formative years, the sisters had many accomplishments — individually and together — sharing in their family legacy performing with artists including Bob Dylan, Elvis, Isaac Hayes and Stevie Wonder.

In 2011, the Sisters officially formed their own group, The McCrary Sisters, and have since recorded or performed with notable artists Delbert McClinton, Black Keys, Martina McBride, Eric Church, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller, Jonny Lang, Robert Randolph, The Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Rosanne Cash, Carrie Underwood, Hank Williams Jr., Dr. John, Widespread Panic, Sheryl Crow, Maren Morris, Gregg Allman and many more.

Their own recordings previous to these include a single "Amazing Grace" (2021), and albums A Very McCrary Christmas (2019), Live (2017), Let’s Go (2015), All The Way (2013), Our Journey (2011).