Country Music Icons Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins Energize Downtown Nashville with a Lively New Year’s Eve Concert

Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins brought an unforgettable energy to downtown Nashville with their New Year’s Eve performance, a key highlight of the “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash.” Their rendition of the 2009 collaboration “Hillbilly Bone” was a crowd-pleaser, getting fans excited to welcome 2024. The song, a significant part of Shelton’s repertoire, is a well-loved anthem that has enjoyed immense popularity, including reaching the top spot on the Billboard Country Charts in 2010​​​​.


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Shelton and Adkins’ performance was more than just a musical collaboration; it was a display of a longstanding friendship and mutual respect. Shelton has been an admirer of Adkins since his early days in Nashville, starting in 1994. This admiration blossomed into a professional relationship, with Shelton often expressing his respect for Adkins’ music and personality. Their camaraderie was evident during their performance, adding a personal touch to the show​​.

The event itself was a grand celebration, stretching over five hours and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. Hosted by Elle King and Rachel Smith, it featured a star-studded lineup of country music artists. In addition to Shelton and Adkins, performers included Thomas Rhett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Lainey Wilson, Kane Brown, and many others. The event also included a special live performance from Dustin Lynch in Times Square, New York City, adding a bi-coastal flair to the celebration​​.

Viewers of “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash” were treated to a wide array of performances, reflecting the rich diversity of country music. The show not only marked the end of the year but also highlighted the vibrant Nashville music scene. With its combination of legendary and rising country music stars, the event set a high standard for New Year’s Eve celebrations, epitomizing the spirit and culture of country music in the heart of Nashville​​.

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