Saturday, December 31, 2022
– All-star collaborations for New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash will include Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Ashley McBryde and Thomas Rhett.
Elle King and Entertainment Tonight's Rachel Smith will host along with Allen. The concert airs live from Nashville from 8-10 p.m. eastern/Pacific and 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. eastern/Pacific on CBS and livestreamed and on demand on Paramount+*.
Collaborations throughout the night will include Allen And Flo Rida, Ballerini and Wynonna Judd, McBryde and Sheryl Crow, Steve Miller with King Calaway, Rhett with Riley Green, and Zac Brown Band with the husband-and-wife duo The War And Treaty.
CMT's Cody Alan and WCBS' Lonnie Quinn will go live from New York City for the ball drop in Times Square before the Nashville crowd rings in the New Year in central time.
Performers also include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Lainey Wilson and King. The five-hour broadcast will feature 50 back-to-back performances.