Nashville is already planning for 2024, despite the fact that the season has only changed to fall. The roster for New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash was unveiled on Monday (October 2), and it features a lot of country music. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lainey Wilson, and Thomas Rhett all join in the celebration to ring in 2024. At Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, they will all perform on the main stage. The upcoming weeks are anticipated to see the announcement of more musicians. The five-hour program streams live on Paramount+ and airs live on CBS on December 31 at 7:30 p.m. ET. A musical note will end the performance at midnight to bring in the new year. This year’s program “is shaping up to be our most exciting yet,” Executive Producer Robert Deaton stated in a press release. “Building on what we have established over the last two years by focusing on our artists, the fans, and the vibrancy of downtown Nashville,” he said.
“With over a dozen artists and special guests still to be announced, we will celebrate 50 years of the iconic Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, the meteoric Lainey Wilson, and country music superstar Thomas Rhett.” The announcement follows Wilson’s three victories at the first-ever 2023 People’s Choice Country Awards, where she was voted Female Artist of 2023, Music Video of 2023 for her and HARDY’s smash song “Wait in the Truck,” and Collaboration Song of 2023 for “Save Me” with Jelly Roll. Recently, Rhett released “Mamaw’s House,” a new song off his compilation album 20 Number Ones that features Morgan Wallen. Artimus Pyle, a former drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, will release a new album in 2024 called Anthems, Honoring the Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd, on which he performs songs he recorded while he was a member of the band, including the blockbusters “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Freebird.” Sammy Hagar, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Dolly Parton are some of his co-workers on the upcoming project, which is set for release on February 24.