Warner Music Nashville’s superstar Blake Shelton will be ringing in the New Year on NBC. He’s been announced as a performer on Carson Daly’s “NBC’s New Years Eve With Carson Daly.” Joining Blake are pop stars Drake, Jessie J, Tony Bennett, The Roots, and fellow The Voice coach Cee Lo Green.
The show is also set to feature a special segment with “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” host Jimmy Fallon performing a comedy routine from the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, and NBC anchor Brian Williams giving his 2011 music review. Carson will also have his own countdown of the top five game-changers of 2011.
“There is no better place to be in the world on New Year’s Eve than in Times Square,” said Carson. “I look forward to this night all year—to ring in the New Year with millions of people across the country— it’s a blast!”
The two-hour live special airs on NBC on New Years Eve starting at 10 pm EST. It will take a half-hour break between 11:00 – 11:30 pm EST, before continuing right through to 12:30 am EST. The broadcast will be taped live from downtown New York City’s Times Square.