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New Year's Eve Live - Nashville's Big Bash 2023: Date, Presenters and Performances

October 2, 2023 7:34 pm GMT
Last Edited December 14, 2023 1:09 pm GMT

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Date: Sunday, December 31st

Time: 7:30pm ET

Channel: CBS

Performers: Lainey Wilson, Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd and more

Presenters: Elle King & Rachel Smith

One of Nashville's newest and already beloved traditions, New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, will return to ring in the new year once again on CBS.

Taking over the streets of Nashville for the third consecutive year and headquartered at Music City's Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park on Sunday, December 31st, the TV special will kick off at 7:30pm ET.

As if the Big Bash couldn't get any bigger, the evening will be headlined by larger-than-life country superstar and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Lainey Wilson, as well as Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Old Dominion.

The line up for the big night could not be more spectacular, with the biggest names in country taking over Nashville for a night not to be forgotten. New performers that have recently been confirmed for the event are Morgan Wallen, Megan Moroney, Bailey Zimmerman, Hardy and Cody Johnson.

On top of that, there will be a special performance from Brothers Osborne and modern jazz favourite Trombone Shorty.

For the full list of performers announced so far, see below:

Lainey Wilson

Lynyrd Skynryd

Thomas Rhett

Old Dominion

Elle King

Trace Adkins

Grace Bowers

Kane Brown

Jackson dean


Cody Johnson

Parker McCollum

Megan Moroney

Brothers Osborne with Trombone Shorty

Jon Pardi

Carly Pearce

Blake Shelton

Morgan Wallen

Bailey Zimmerman

Grammy-nominated entertainer Elle King and Entertainment Tonight's Rachel Smith will return to serve as hosts for the evening. King will also be taking the stage to perform some of her biggest hits before the year's end.

Radio and TV Host Cody Alan, country superstar Dustin Lynch and WCBS-New York Weather Anchor Lonnie Quinn will all be on hand providing live coverage from Times Square in New York City.

The Bicentennial Park Main Stage will be open to the public and free to enter, with NYE Celebration Packs, Hotel Packages and VIP access also available.

2022 saw country royalty such as Wilson, Zac Brown Band, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Brooks & Dunn, The War and Treaty and Luke Bryan perform around Music City.

Last year's special also saw several joint performances from Sheryl Crow & Ashley McBryde, Steve Miller & King Calaway, Thomas Rhett & Riley Green and more.

The TV special will air live on CBS, and will also be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

For more on New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash, see below:

Written by Lydia Farthing
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