The hit artist and songwriter plays Al Dhafra Air Base in Abu Dhabi before hitting the UK, including a spot on Eric Clapton's Hyde Park bill.
The barrier-breaking star celebrates a quarter-century since his induction.
2016 has brought some notable additions to the Christmas country album catalogue. uDiscover rounds up a selection of highlights.
"For the past hour, we have been listening to music taken largely from Grand Opera. From now on, we will present the Grand Ole Opry."
Country superstars Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum and Florida Georgia Line are among the line-up at Country 2 Country in London and Dublin next March.