Nashville's Big Bash: Time, hosts, and full list of performers at CBS' New Year's Eve special
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: The new year is just around the corner and if you are looking to start 2023 with a bang, then Nashville is the place to be. The city will host a star-studded extravaganza on Saturday, December 31, featuring 50 consecutive performances that will be telecast as part of the CBS special 'New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash'.
The music festival is going to feature performances from Brooks & Dunn, Zac Brown Band, Kelsea Ballerini, and many others. The program will be broadcast live from Music City on Saturday, December 31 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm and 10:30 pm to 1:30 am ET on CBS Network. The program will also be available on Paramount+ both live and on demand.
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List of performers
According to Tennessean, the show will offer stunning performances from multiple stars that includes Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow, Flo-Rida, Riley Green, Elle King, King Calaway, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Steve Miller, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Lainey Wilson, The War & Treaty, Zac Brown Band and many others.
During the five-hour show, a star-studded lineup of collaborations will also take place. Jimmie Allen and Flo Rida, Kelsea Ballerini and Wynonna Judd, Sheryl Crow and Ashley McBryde, Steve Miller and King Calaway, Thomas Rhett and Riley Green, and Zac Brown Band and The War and Treaty will all collaborate during the evening. While the majority of the performances at the free New Year's Eve event at Bicentennial Mall in Nashville, Tennessee, will be pre-recorded, Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn, and Zac Brown Band are expected to perform live on stage.
The evening's events will be co-hosted by Rachel Smith of Entertainment Tonight, Elle King, and Jimmie Allen. Earlier, Jimmie Allen expressed his enthusiasm for hosting the event, saying, “When I got the call to host New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, I was super excited and started looking forward to it right then. I was part of the show last year as a performer, so being able to co-host it this year with Elle King & Rachel Smith and see all the great performances that are lined up – it’s going to be awesome. Hosting is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and to do it on CBS is a big deal. I get to represent not only Nashville and country music but my home state of Delaware – primetime television on New Year’s Eve! Let’s bring this new year in right!”
Meanwhile, according to Music Daily, Elle King added, “New Year’s Eve has always been one of my favorite nights to celebrate because we get to reflect on the year we’ve had while getting a fresh start. Nashville has been so amazing and welcoming to me this year and I can’t wait to see what next year brings. I am so excited to be hosting the festivities live from Music City!”