Christian singer Amy Grant has signed on to be the celebrity guest on the 2014 Santa Train.

The train will carry Christmas cheer to Appalachian families in need on its 72nd trip, beginning Nov. 22.

"I'm incredibly excited to be the celebrity guest on this year's Santa Train," Grant says. "It's important to give back to the community, especially during the holidays, and I'm glad I can help."

Grant will depart on the train from Pikeville, Ky., and travel 110 miles through Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee, delivering toys and winter necessities to thousands of families at 14 stops throughout Appalachia.

The singer will also celebrate the holiday with husband Vince Gill with a series of Christmas concerts at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Shows will take place Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18. Tickets are available here.

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