Carrie Underwood to headline, Fergie to host ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2016′

To ring in the New Year, Underwood will headline the evening with a performance of her hit songs for over one million fans in Times Square moments before the ball drops, live on ABC’s telecast of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016. The ten-time Billboard Music Award winner and eight-time American Music Award winner has spent 38 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and recently celebrated the release of her fifth studio album, Storyteller. America’s biggest celebration of the year will take place live from Times Square on Thursday, December 31st beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the ABC Television Network.

“There’s nowhere else I’d rather be than New York’s Times Square, one of the most magical places in the world, to ring in the New Year,” said Underwood.  “It’s going to be a memorable night, and I can’t wait to celebrate with the world!”

“The first time I heard Carrie sing, I knew she would be a superstar, and each year she continues to dominate the charts,” said host and executive producer Ryan Seacrest. “I can’t wait to see her rock Times Square and ring in 2016 as our headliner.”

The bi-coastal celebration will include hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe, and Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City as he has for the last 10 years.

In addition to Underwood’s performance, actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy will report live from Times Square while popstar Fergie returns to host the Billboard Hollywood Party.

The complete lineup Thursday night, December 31st on ABC is:

8 – 11 p.m. – Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016
11:30 – 1:09 a.m. – Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016, Part 1
1:10 – 2:13 a.m. – Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016, Part 2

Author: Buddy Iahn

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