Kelsea Ballerini Brings the Party To Broadway with Fun-Filled New Year’s Eve Performance

Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS
Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS
Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS

Kelsea Ballerini brought the party to New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash on Friday evening (Dec. 31) with a lively performance of her chart-topping hit, “Hole In The Bottle.” 

Ballerini’s performance began outside on Nashville’s Lower Broadway. She then made her way inside The Stage, one of Music City’s infamous honky-tonks, as hundreds of fans cheered her on. 

Joined by her band, the country hitmaker donned a black sequin jumpsuit and showed off her new brunette locks as she belted out the lyrics to the No.1 song. 

“Hole In The Bottle” is featured on Ballerini’s latest album, Kelsea, which also includes her hits “Homecoming Queen?” and “Half Of My Hometown” featuring Kenny Chesney. 

The country/pop song was written by Ballerini with Jesse Frasure, Hillary Lindsey, Ashley Gorley and Steph Jones. 

The inaugural New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash also featured performances from Fisk Jubilee Singers, Lady A, Ingrid Andress, BRELAND, King Calaway, Riley Green, Chris Janson, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Lainey Wilson, Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell and more.

Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS
Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Brent Harrington, CBS

Sam Hunt, Elle King and Zac Brown Band were also set to perform during the concert event, however they will no longer be participating.

The five-hour celebration also included once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, performances of chart-topping hits and covers of some of the most iconic songs in country music.

Co-hosted by Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones and Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith, the star-studded New Year’s Eve special aired live from Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday, December 31 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, 11:30 PM-1:30 AM, ET/PT), on CBS Television Network. 

The show was also available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.