Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn, And More Set For ‘New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash’

Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Kelsea Ballerini; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
There's no better way to ring in a new year than with some of country music’s hottest stars in Music City!

Nashville is THE place to be on New Year’s Eve as NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH will return to CBS on Saturday, December 31st.

The show will air 8:00PM-10:00PM ET/PT and 10:30PM-1:30AM ET/PT. While the CBS Television Network presents the fun-filled celebration, it will be available to stream live on demand on Paramount+. Last year’s show – which was the first-ever airing – had 5.51 million viewers as midnight approached.

Showcasing several sights around Nashville, the performances will be full of high-energy as the artists conclude their final show of the year. This first round of performers includes Brooks & Dunn, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town and Zac Brown Band. More artists and information will be announced in the coming months.

Little Big Town; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Little Big Town; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

In addition to the Broadway honkytonks and festivities that surround the city, the five-hour event will include nearly fifty performances from different spots all around Nashville – the main stage held at the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Since it will be broadcast over multiple time zones, fans all over can watch the famed Nashville Music Note Drop and fireworks from the comfort of their own home at midnight CT.

The Big Bash will be directed by Sandra Restrepo and executive produced by Robert Deaton and Mary Hilliard Harrington in partnership with the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.

*Paramount+ Premium subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service as well as on demand. Essential-tier subscribers will have access to on-demand the day after the special airs.