Cody Johnson, Megan Moroney, Morgan Wallen & More Added To CBS’ ‘New Year’s Eve Live Nashville’s Big Bash’

A slew of new performers have been added to NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH, including Kane Brown, HARDY,…


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December 13, 2023


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Cody Johnson; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Megan Moroney; Photo by Cece Dawson, Courtesy of Instagram, Morgan Wallen; Photo by Photo by Matthew Paskert

A slew of new performers have been added to NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH, including Kane Brown, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Megan Moroney, Morgan Wallen, Bailey Zimmerman, and more.

Country Music’s Biggest Names And Hottest Newcomers Added To Lineup

The latest round of performers for the Nashville-based New Year’s Eve special was announced early Wednesday morning, December 13. Also added to the lineup were Trace Adkins, Grace Bowers, Jackson Dean, Parker McCollum, Brothers Osborne, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, and Trombone Shorty. 

Previously announced performers include Old Dominion, Elle King, Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Lainey Wilson. 

Thomas Rhett, Lainey Wilson; photos by Andrew Wendowski
Thomas Rhett, Lainey Wilson; photos by Andrew Wendowski

Elle King will pull double duty as she is set to perform and co-host alongside Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith. 

Television and radio personality Cody Alan, along with CBS anchor Lonnie Quinn, will be reporting live from New York City’s Times Square. Additionally, Dustin Lynch is set to grace the scene, not only as a correspondent but also with a live performance from the Big Apple.

A Five-Hour Show

The five-hour show will air on the CBS Network LIVE on Sunday, Dec. 31 (7:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT, 10:30 PM-1:05 AM, ET/PT) and will stream on Paramount+ (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the show airs)*. Please note: *Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service, as well as on demand. Paramount+ Essential subscribers will not have the option to stream live but will have access to on-demand the day after the special airs.

Over 50 Performances

NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH will feature more than 50 back-to-back performances from Music City – the home of country music. As the East Coast welcomes 2024 at midnight, Nashville will join in the countdown and continue the celebration until midnight Central Time. The city’s iconic Music Note Drop at the Bicentennial Mall stage will mark the culmination of the festivities.

More details will be announced in the coming weeks, however, fans can anticipate witnessing exclusive collaborations as artists will welcome special guests and artists friends to the stage to perform together. They will reportedly take on their biggest hits and share covers of some of the most iconic country music songs in history.

The main stage performances on New Year’s Eve in Nashville are free and open to the public. This is where the infamous Music Note Drop takes place at midnight along with fireworks.


Watch Party With Old Dominion

Fans can also purchase tickets to attend the official NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH watch party at Brooklyn Bowl Nashville. Kicking off at 6 pm on Sunday, December 31, this event will feature performances from six-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year, Old Dominion. 

“We’ve had such an amazing 2023—we can’t think of a better way to ring in the New Year than by doing what we love the most, playing music and making sure there are no bad vibes! What a great way to set the tone for 2024,” Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey shared in a statement. 

Tickets, which can be purchased HERE, include a champagne toast along with two extra drink vouchers.

CBS Presents New Year's Eve Live Nashville's Big Bash; Photo Courtesy CBS
CBS Presents New Year’s Eve Live Nashville’s Big Bash; Photo Courtesy CBS

Executive produced by Robert Deaton and Mary Hilliard Harrington in collaboration with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp, NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH will be directed by Sandra Restrepo.

“Building on what we have established over the last two years by focusing on our artists, the fans and the vibrancy of downtown Nashville, this year’s lineup is shaping up to be our most exciting yet.   We will celebrate 50 years of the iconic Southern Rock Band Lynyrd Skynyrd, the skyrocketing Lainey Wilson and Country Music Superstar Thomas Rhett with over a dozen artists and special guests still to be announced,” Deaton stated. “Nashville is quickly becoming THE destination for New Year’s Eve, and we are honored that CBS wants to help us continue to show off our music and incredible city with a new multi-year deal!”

For information about visiting Nashville on New Year’s Eve, click HERE.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.