How To Watch ‘Barmageddon,’ Starring Blake Shelton, Carson Daly, And Nikki Bella

Blake Shelton and Carson Daly have teamed up to launch an exciting new celebrity game show called Barmageddon.  Airing on…


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Blake Shelton and Carson Daly have teamed up to launch an exciting new celebrity game show called Barmageddon

Airing on USA Network and hosted by Nikki Bella, each episode of Barmageddon finds two celebrities playing a unique set of five games in Ole Red to win a prize for a viral internet sensation each has chosen to support.

Ahead of the long-awaited Barmageddon premiere, we’re breaking down everything you need to know about the show, including how to watch, a list of the exciting celebrity guests, and more. 

What Is Barmageddon?

The idea for Barmageddon came to Shelton and Daly while they were working together on the set of NBC’s The Voice

“What we were aiming for was real-life The Hangover,” Shelton told PEOPLE. “We wanted to try to capture that in a TV show with people that we know.”

The show will feature Daly as a bartender and Shelton as live entertainment alongside the bar’s house band.

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“Barmageddon is a show where the celebrities you love give viral video sensations a shot at redemption, playing some crazy [bar] games,” Carson Daly previously explained. 

Throughout the show, celebrity guests will partake in rowdy bar games such as Air Cannon Cornhole, Keg Curling, Drunken Axe Hole, Sharts (“Shelton Darts”) and more. Click HERE to read a full explanation of the games that appear in the show.

The show is produced by White Label Productions and JLP Pictures for the USA Network with Shelton, Daly, Lee Metzger, and White Label’s Chris Wagner serving as executive producers.

When Does Barmageddon Air?

Barmageddon premieres Monday, December 5 at 11/10c on the USA Network.

Carson Daly, Blake Shelton, Nikki Bella; Photo by: Jason Davis/USA Network
Carson Daly, Blake Shelton, Nikki Bella; Photo by: Jason Davis/USA Network

Who Is The Host Of Barmageddon?

WWE Hall of Famer Nikki Bella hosts the show. 

“Blake and Carson are so much fun and so hilarious. And then every guest that came through was just good times. They made me feel so comfortable off the bat,” Bella told PEOPLE of her co-stars. “I had instant chemistry with the guys and all our guests. I am the queen of TMI, and it’s the first place I was accepted so amazingly.”

Who Are The Stars Of Barmageddon?

Blake Shelton and Carson Daly star in and executive produce the celebrity game show.

“We started playing the games with the contestants and the celebrities. We were becoming part of the show,” Blake shared with People. “I was always just going to be in the background and Carson was going to be making drinks and commenting. Next thing, because it’s so much fun, I wanted to be a part of it.”

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Which Celebrity Guests Will Appear On Barmageddon?

Gwen Stefani, Sheryl Crow, Elle King, Chris Young, Trace Adkins, Blake Shelton, Kane Brown as well as actors Jay Pharoah, Martin Kove, Lil Rel Howery and actress Malin Akerman. 

In addition, Tennessee Titans’ coach Mike Vrabel, NASCAR drivers Clint Bowyer and Jimmie Johnson plus WWE wrestlers Sasha Banks and Brie Bella will also appear during the show.

Who Will Each Guest Compete Against?

  • Gwen Stefani vs. Sheryl Crow
  • Elle King vs. Chris Young
  • Clint Bowyer vs. Jimmie Johnson
  • Sasha Banks vs. Brie Bella
  • Jay Pharoah vs. Martin Kove
  • Trace Adkins vs. Coach Mike Vrabel
  • Blake Shelton vs. Kane Brown
  • Lil Rel Howery vs. Malin Akerman

Where Was Barmageddon Filmed?

Barmageddon was filmed at Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Nashville, which was inspired by his chart-topping hit, “Ol’ Red.” Ole Red Nashville, located at 300 Broadway, is the flagship location. There are several other Ole Red locations, including the Nashville International Airport; Tishomingo, Oklahoma, Blake’s hometown; Gatlinburg, Tennessee, in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains; and Orlando, Florida’s Icon Park. 

A sixth Ole Red location is scheduled to open in Las Vegas, Nevada, in late 2023.

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What Is The Story Behind The Barmageddon Theme Song?

Blake Shelton sings the show’s official theme song, which was written by Jimmy Buffett and Mac McAnally.

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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.