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How to watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash


Happy New Year! This year, we're saying goodbye to party chasing and ho-hum celebrations that never live up to the hype. Thanks to CBS's New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash, the best New Year's Eve party is happening in your living room. Hosted by Grammy-nominated artist Elle King and Entertainment Tonight's Rachel Smith, this is one New Year's Eve party that you won't want to end.

Airing live from Nashville, Tennessee, CBS is putting on the ultimate New Year's Eve show with award-winning musical guests, live coverage from New York's Times Square and a supersized New Year's broadcast to create the biggest party. Best part, you don't have to leave home to celebrate 2024 in style. Keep reading for how and when to watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash and a list of some of the 50 musical greats scheduled to perform. 

Note: CBS Essentials and Paramount+ are both subsidiaries of Paramount.

How and when to watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash

There's no dress code at CBS' New Year's Eve 2024 party. New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash will air live Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023 starting at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT) on CBS and stream on Paramount+.

How to watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash without cable

While most cable packages include CBS, it's easy to watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash if CBS isn't included in your cable subscription, or if you don't have cable at all. Your best options for watching are below.

Stream New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash on Paramount + 

If you don't have a cable TV package that includes CBS, one of the easiest ways to watch the ultimate New Year's Eve musical extravaganza on CBS is through a subscription to Paramount+. Not only can you watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash with a Paramount+ subscription, the streamer also offers access to all NFL games locally and nationally televised on CBS on all its subscription tiers. In addition, you can watch top-tier soccer like the Champions League live and SEC college football games as well, plus popular shows such as "Survivor" and "NCIS." Paramount+ is also the exclusive streaming home to Super Bowl LVIII in 2024.

A subscription to Paramount + is $5.99 per month. Bundle Paramount+ and Showtime for just $11.99 per month.

Get Paramount+ as part of Walmart+ and watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash

The Walmart+ shopping subscription service includes access to the Paramount+ Essentials tier ( catch the New Year's Eve show and and live NFL games and Super Bowl LVIII), a $60 per year value. Walmart+ subscribers also get discounts on gasoline at Mobil and Exxon stations, access to special members-only deals (including Walmart's after-Christmas deals), same-day home delivery from your local store and more. 

Walmart+ costs $98 per year. Tap the button below to learn all the benefits of Walmart+, and to start your 30-day free trial.

Why we like Walmart+:

  • Walmart+ members get access to this game through the Paramount+ streaming service.
  • You can get groceries delivered to your home quickly -- sometimes same day --  without paying Instacart-like markups.
  • Walmart+ members get early access to Walmart's Black Friday deals.
  • You can make returns from home -- Walmart will pick them up for you. (Restrictions apply; must be present for pickup.)

Watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash free with FuboTV

You can also catch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash on FuboTV. Not only can you tune in to the New Year's Eve telecast on FuboTV, the sports-centric streaming service also offers access to almost every NFL game of the season. Packages include CBS, Fox Sunday NFC games via "NFL on Fox", NBC (Sunday Night Football), ESPN (Monday Night Football), NFL Network and more, so you'll be able to watch more than just today's games, all without a cable subscription.

To watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash without cable, start a seven-day free trial of Fubo. You can begin watching immediately on your TV, phone, tablet or computer. In addition to New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash, NFL football, FuboTV offers MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer games. 

FuboTV is running a (rare!) deal. For a limited time, new subscribers can save $40 on Fubo's Pro, Elite, and Premier plans. (You'll save $20 off your first and second months.)

Top features of FuboTV Pro Tier:

  • There are no contracts with FuboTV -- you can cancel at any time.
  • The Pro tier includes 169 channels, including NFL Network. (You'll need to upgrade to Ultimate for NFL RedZone.)
  • FuboTV includes all the channels you'll need to watch college and pro football, including CBS (not available through Sling TV).
  • All tiers come with 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR recording.
  • Stream on your TV, phone, and other devices.

Watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash on Hulu + Live TV

You can watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash and the NFL, including the NFL Network, with Hulu + Live TV. The bundle features access to 90 channels, including CBS, Fox and FS1. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. You'll also be able to watch almost every NFL game on every network with Hulu + Live TV, plus catch live NFL preseason games, exclusive live regular season games, popular studio shows (including NFL Total Access and the Emmy-nominated show Good Morning Football) and so much more.

Hulu + Live TV comes bundled with ESPN+ and Disney+ for $77 per month.

Watch NFL football live with a digital HDTV antenna


If you're cutting the cord to your cable company, you're not alone; in fact, you are in luck. You can still watch New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash, the NFL, MLB and college sports on TV with an affordable indoor antenna, which pulls in local over-the-air HDYC channels such as CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS, Univision and more. Here's the kicker: There's no monthly charge.

Anyone living in partially blocked-off area (those near mountains or first-floor apartments), a digital TV antenna may not pick up a good signal -- or any signal at all. But for many homes, a digital TV antenna provides a seriously inexpensive way to watch college football without paying a cable company. Indoor TV antennas can also provide some much-needed TV backup if a storm knocks out your cable (or your cable company gets in a squabble with a network).

This amplified digital antenna can receive hundreds of HD TV channels, including ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, Fox, Univision and can filter out cellular and FM signals. It received signals 360 degrees and delivers a high-quality picture in 4K, UHD and 1080 HDTV, top-tier sound and features a 16-foot digital coax cable. This Amazon best selling antenna usually sells for about $23, though we've seen it priced as low as $16.

Who's performing at New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash?

The five-hour broadcast features more than 50 performers, including Trace Adkins, Grace Bowers, Kane Brown, Jackson Dean, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Parker McCollum, Megan Moroney, Brothers Osborne, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Blake Shelton, Trombone Shorty, Morgan Wallen and Bailey Zimmerman. Also joining the star-studded New Year's Eve lineup are Old Dominion, King, Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Lainey Wilson.

The epic broadcast will air live from Nashville with dual countdowns to 2024 between Music City and New York City. While Lynch keeps her eye on the East Coast ball drop, King will be keeping track of the countdown to the Music Note drop at midnight (central time) at the Bicentennial Mall stage.

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