Bobby Bones to Host Star-Studded Nashville New Year’s Eve Special

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American Idol mentor Bobby Bones will be in Nashville this New Year’s Eve, hosting a star-studded special on CBS as we ring in 2022. The countdown show will feature live performances from a host of famous country stars, including a few familiar names from our favorite talent shows.


Bobby Bones Hosting Nashville New Year’s Eve Special

Bones will be joined by co-host Rachel Smith of Entertainment Tonight for the five-hour special, titled New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash. It will air December 31, from 8 pm to 11 pm ET/PT, and then picking back up from 11:30 pm to 1:30 am ET/PT, on CBS and streaming on Paramount+.

“I’m so excited to celebrate and host New Year’s Eve this year right down the street from my house, with so many of my friends who have great performances planned,” Bones said in a press release. “I can’t wait to show America how special Nashville is.”

The event will be up against FOX’s “Toast & Roast” special with Masked Singer stars Ken Jeong and Joel McHale, who are returning for their second year in a row as hosts. And don’t forget ABC’s Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. There’s a lot to watch.


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Who’s Performing at ‘Nashville’s Big Bash’?

The star-studded lineup for the special was announced earlier this year, and includes The Voice coach Blake Shelton and American Idol judge Luke Bryan. Dancing with the Stars Season 30 contestant Jimmie Allen will also perform, as well as Idol star Gabby Barrett.

Other stars who are set to appear include former The Voice guest coach Kelsea Ballerini, recent Battle Advisors Jason Aldean and Dierks Bentley, and Shelton’s ex-wife Miranda Lambert. There will be nearly 50 performances in total, so it’s sure to be an exciting night.


The CBS special will include a countdown and midnight celebration in the Eastern time zone, as well as the music note drop in Nashville at midnight Central Time.

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