New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, CBS’ five-hour special to ring in the New Year, will be hosted by radio and TV personality Bobby Bones and Entertainment Tonight‘s Rachel Smith. The celebration will air live from Music City on Friday, Dec. 31 on CBS and will be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
“I’m so excited to celebrate and host New Year’s Eve this year right down the street from my house, with so many of my friends who have great performances planned,” says Bones. “I can’t wait to show America how special Nashville is.”
“I am over the moon to co-host New Year’s Eve Live from Nashville,” Smith adds. “I get to hang with the hottest acts in country music, some I’m lucky enough to call friends, on New Year’s Eve in my hometown! Sign me up!”
As previously announced, the special will feature nearly 50 performances by country’s hottest stars, including Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Elle King, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell and Zac Brown Band. The broadcast will cross multiple time zones, with the traditional countdown at midnight ET, culminating with the renowned Nashville music note drop and fireworks at midnight CT.
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