Bobby Bones, Rachel Smith hosting CBS’ ‘Nashville’s Big Bash’ NYE celebration

CBS’ special five hour celebration rings in new year

Bobby Bones and Entertainment Tonight‘s Rachel Smith have been tapped to host New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash on CBS. The celebration will air live from Music City on Friday, December 31st 8-11 pm ET/PT and 11:30 pm-1:30 am ET/PT on the CBS Television Network, and 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,” Bones says in a statement. “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,” adds Smith, who can be seen daily on the entertainment news program. “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 star-studded entertainment special will feature nearly 50 high-energy performances by country music’s hottest superstars, 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 five-hour 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.

Additional performers and information will be announced at a later date.

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