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Bobby Bones Hosting CBS New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash

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CBS announced their New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash! The event will be hosted by Bobby Bones and co-hosted by Entertainment Tonight's Rachel Smith.

The 5-hour celebration to ring in the New Year will air LIVE from Nashville, Tennessee on Friday, December 31st 8p.m. - 11p.m. ET, 11:30p.m. - 1:30a.m. ET on the CBS Television Network. Fans can also stream live and on demand on Paramount+. The star-studded show will feature nearly 50 performances by country music stars including Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Elle King, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell and Zac Brown Band.

The five-hour broadcast will cross multiple time zones, with the traditional countdown at midnight, Eastern Time, culminating with the renowned Nashville music note drop and fireworks at midnight, Central Time.