Nashville’s Big Bash 2023 Airs Tonight

Tonight, all you country fans looking to ring in the New Year in style and twang, you’re in luck.

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Nashville’s Big Bash 2023 is ready to give you what you want to start the new year right.

Nashville’s New Year’s Eve Big Bash is slated for tonight (December 31). It will be broadcast from 8-10 p.m. ET/PT and then break for local news at 10 p.m. ET/PT. It then kicks back off from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET/PT. All on CBS. The special will also be streaming live and on-demand on Paramount+ for those interested.

The special includes many, many big names that know the Music City well, including Kane Brown, who wrote on Twitter, “Let’s ring in the New Year from Nashville! Join me on New Years Eve LIVE: Nashville’s Big Bash on @CBS! @visitmusiccity#CBSNashvilleNYE

Other big names slated to perform include Jimmie Allen, Elle King, Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks And Dunn, Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, King Calaway, Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, Lainey Wilson and more.

The five-hour broadcast – airing live from Music City and crossing multiple time zones – will feature 50 back-to-back performances and will see once-in-a-lifetime collaborations from legends and rising stars alike. Scheduled collaborative performances will be announced in the coming weeks. Nashville will count down with the East Coast at midnight and keep the party going through midnight Central Time with Nashville’s trademark Music Note Drop.

Last year’s live event saw performances from artists like Aldean, Allen, Ballerini, Rucker, and Bentley, but also welcomed acts Gabby Barrett, Ingrid Andress, BRELAND, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and Lady A. The Zac Brown Band was slated to perform, but were forced to drop out of the lineup due to a positive COVID test from the frontman. King and Sum Hunt were also unable to attend for unspecified reasons.

Enjoy the show, everyone. Have a happy new year and be safe out there.

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