Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Lainey Wilson are set to ring in the new year at CBS’ New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash on Dec. 31, live from Nashville.
The rest of the lineup of star-studded performers and hosts for the five-hour celebration will be announced at a later date.
The annual event features nearly 50 performances from locations across the city, including the main stage in Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. 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. Past performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert, among others.
“Building on what we have established over the last two years by focusing on our artists, the fans and the vibrancy of downtown Nashville, this year’s lineup is shaping up to be our most exciting yet. We will celebrate 50 years of the iconic southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, the skyrocketing Lainey Wilson and country music superstar Thomas Rhett, with over a dozen artists and special guests still to be announced,” says executive producer Robert Deaton. “Nashville is quickly becoming the destination for New Year’s Eve, and we are honored that CBS wants to help us continue to show off our music and incredible city with a new multi-year deal!”
The live, high-energy performances return to CBS in a multi-year deal for 2023 and 2024. New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, on the CBS Television Network and available to stream on Paramount+, is executive produced by Deaton and Mary Hilliard Harrington in partnership with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. The special will be directed by Sandra Restrepo.
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