Wednesday, November 16, 2022
– The New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash" on CBS will be hosted by Jimmie Allen and Elle King and Entertainment Tonight's Rachel Smith.
The celebration to ring in the New Year will air live from Music City, Friday, Dec. 31 (8-10 p.m. eastern/Pacific and 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Pacific) on CBSand available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+*
"When I got the call to host New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash, I was super excited and started looking forward to it right then," said Allen. "I was part of the show last year as a performer. So, being able to co-host it this year with Elle King and Rachel Smith and see all the great performances that are lined up – it's going to be awesome."
"Hosting is something I've wanted to do for a long time and to do it on CBS is a big deal. I get to represent not only Nashville and country music but my home state of Delaware – primetime television on New Year's Eve. Let's bring this new year in right."
"New Year's Eve has always been one of my favorite nights to celebrate because we get to reflect on the year we've had while getting a fresh start," said King. "Nashville has been so amazing and welcoming to me this year, and I can't wait to see what next year brings. I am so excited to be hosting the festivities live from Music City."
"This hometown gal is thrilled to be back for round two of Nashville's Big Bash," said Smith. "Hanging with my talented country friends in Music City on New Year's Eve is the ultimate way to kick off the New Year."
The night will feature 50 performances from Brooks & Dunn, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band and other artists to be announced soon.