Jimmie Allen, Elle King and Rachel Smith to Host “New Years Eve Live” on CBS

Ring in 2023 with Jimmie Allen, Elle King, and more country stars live from Nashville!


CBS announced the pair will co-host New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash alongside Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith.

The second annual celebration will include a star-studded lineup of nearly 50 performances including Kelsea BalleriniLittle Big TownZac Brown BandBrooks & Dunn, and more. The special will culminate in a fireworks display at midnight.

“When I got the call to host NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE: NASHVILLE’S BIG BASH, I was super excited and started looking forward to it right then,” said Jimmie Allen. “I was part of the show last year as a performer, so being able to co-host it this year with Elle King and Rachel Smith and see all the great performances that are lined up – it’s going to be awesome. Hosting is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and to do it on CBS is a big deal. I get to represent not only Nashville and country music but my home state of Delaware – primetime television on New Year’s Eve! Let’s bring this new year in right!”