Sam Hunt and Kelsea Ballerini Ring in 2020 on National TV

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Sam Hunt and Kelsea Ballerini Ring in 2020 on National TV
DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2020 - Multiplatinum-selling artist Post Malone will headline America's most-watched New Year's Eve special with a performance live from New York City's Times Square just minutes before the ball drops. Making his Times Square debut, Post Malone is joined by additional performers BTS, Sam Hunt and Alanis Morissette, performing for the first time with the cast of the hit Broadway musical "Jagged Little Pill". (ABC/Lorenzo Bevilaqua) SAM HUNT

Country stars Sam Hunt and Kelsea Ballerini helped ring in 2020 on national TV this year, scoring high-profile performance spots on ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest.

Perched on a confetti filled stage in the middle of New York City’s famous Times Square, Hunt used his time to spotlight a double dose of his country/hip hop hits, including the newly released “Kinfolks” and mega-hit “Body Like a Backroad.” The star followed up the performance by announcing a new single titled “Sinning With You” will be released Friday (January 3).

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Meanwhile, Ballerini delivered two new tracks in a slightly warmer setting — welcoming the new year from Los Angeles. Ballerini’s sparkling performance of the newly-dropped “Club” and empowering single “homecoming queen?” were actually pre-taped, but the star made sure to shout out her “power-suit situation” before the show aired.

Other country stars taking part included Dan + Shay and Blanco Brown, while celebrations in Miami and New Orleans were also highlighted. Elsewhere, Keith Urban headlined a massive concert in Nashville which drew more than 200,000 fans.