A CBS entertainment special hosted by Bobby Bones and co-hosted by Rachel Smith of Entertainment Tonight will ring for the New Year.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – CBS Special NEW YEAR LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH will be hosted by TV and radio personality Bobby Bones and co-hosted by Rachel Smith of ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT.

The New Years Eve celebration will be broadcast LIVE from Music City on Friday, December 31 (8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. ET / PT, 11:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ET / PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on the web. request on Paramount +. *

“I’m so excited to celebrate and host New Years Eve this year right down the street from my house, with so many of my friends who’ve planned some great performances,” Bones said. “I can’t wait to show America how special Nashville is.”

“I am thrilled to co-host NEW YEAR LIVE Nashville,” said Smith. “I have the opportunity to rub shoulders with the hottest artists in country music, some of whom I have the good fortune to call friends, on New Years Eve in my hometown! Sign me up!”

As previously announced, the entertainment special will feature nearly 50 energetic performances from top country music 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 famous Nashville musical note drop and fireworks display at midnight, CT.

A radio and television personality, Bobby Bones is the host of the national iHeartRadio program “The Bobby Bones Show,” which airs on over 185 stations and is the # 1 morning country show with millions of listeners. monthly. The award-winning show has won the CMA Award twice and the ACM Award four times, and earned Bones the title of youngest inductee into the prestigious National Radio Hall of Fame. His breakout television series for National Geographic, “Breaking Bobby Bones,” is now streaming on Disney +. He was the official in-house mentor of ABC’s “American Idol”, won season 27 of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and is the host and executive producer of Circle Network’s “Opry”. Fan-favorite podcast “BobbyCast”, which features candid, lengthy interviews with the industry’s top artists and personalities, has been downloaded nearly 20 million times. Bones is also a double New York Times Best-selling author, touring comedian and philanthropist.

Rachel Smith joined ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, the top-rated, Emmy®-winning entertainment news magazine, as the New York-based correspondent for the show’s 39th season. Recently, Smith was a guest correspondent for ET, where she interviewed Rihanna, Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Ripa, Kim Kardashian West, Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie. Smith is perhaps best known for hosting the weekly ABC series “On the Red Carpet” and as a correspondent for ABC’s “Good Morning America” ​​and “Nightline.” She was crowned Miss USA 2007 and went on to represent the United States at Miss Universe 2007, where she placed 4th.

Artists and additional information will be announced at a later date.

NEW YEAR LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH is produced by Robert Deaton and Mary Hilliard Harrington in partnership with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. The special will be directed by Sandra Restrepo.

* Paramount + Premium subscribers will have access to the live broadcast via their local CBS affiliate’s live stream on the service as well as on demand. Subscribers at the Essential level will have on-demand access the next day after the special broadcasts.

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