Country radio kingpin and emerging TV star Bobby Bones is booked to co-host an all-star Nashville New Year’s Eve special, helping ring in 2022 with some of country’s biggest stars.
Airing live on CBS and co-hosted by Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith, New Year’ Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash will feature five hours of entertainment including “nearly 50 high-energy performances by country music’s hottest superstars,” as the nation tunes to party in Music City style.
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 are all set to take the downtown Nashville stage before a giant music note drops, welcoming the new year.
“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,” Bones says. “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!”
The show will air across multiple time zones on December 31 starting at 8 p.m. ET, with a traditional countdown at midnight ET, and culminating with a Nashville music note drop and fireworks at midnight CT. More performers and details will be announced soon, and along with the CBS broadcast, viewers can also stream the event live and on demand on Paramount+.