Country music’s top superstars will perform from downtown Nashville, including Brooks & Dunn, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town & Zac Brown Band
Country music’s hottest superstars return to celebrate the new year when CBS presents “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash,” Saturday, Dec. 31 (8-10 p.m., ET/PT, 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. The inaugural broadcast in 2021 peaked with 5.51 million viewers in the midnight hour.
A press release said, “Music City has built an outstanding reputation for throwing the most musical New Year’s celebration and country’s biggest party. The five-hour celebration features nearly 50 performances from locations across the city, including the mainstage 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.”
The star-studded entertainment special will be hosted by country music stars and Grammy-nominated artists Jimmie Allen and Elle King, and “Entertainment Tonight’s” Rachel Smith. Performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, King Calaway, Sheryl Crow, Flo-Rida, Riley Green, Elle King, Ashley McBryde, Steve Miller, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Lainey Wilson, and The War and Treaty.
The press release noted, “The five-hour broadcast will feature a staggering hit parade of more than 50 back-to-back performances, live from the home of country music.”
And, “The special event will feature once-in-a-lifetime collaborations with artists inviting special guests and artist friends to perform together throughout the night, taking on their biggest hits as well as covers of some of the most iconic country music songs of all time.”