Bobby Bones hosts the five-hour special “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash” Friday, Dec. 31 (8pm ET, CBS). He’s joined by co-host Rachel Smith of “Entertainment Tonight” for the broadcast, which includes performances by Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay, Ell King, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell and Zac Brown Band.
“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,” the Premiere Networks’ syndicated morning show host said in a release. “I can’t wait to show America how special Nashville is.”
The special will be filmed from multiple locations in downtown Nashville, including Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
“New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash” is executive produced by Robert Deaton and Mary Hilliard Harrington in partnership with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. Sandra Restrepo will direct the special.