Country News: Thomas Rhett at 2017’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve
Thomas Rhett will be bundling up and ringing in 2017 in New York City! The country singer is one of the performers booked for Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest. The singer will perform live from Times Square ushering in a new year. Rhett will be joined by pop-rock band DNCE, Gloria Estefan, the cast of Broadway’s On Your Feet! and New Year’s Rockin’ Eve headliner Mariah Carey.
Charlie Daniels didn’t just receive a special honor during his 2016 Volunteer Jam on Wednesday night he received a special visit from a friend: Randy Travis. The country icon surprised Daniels onstage at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, to help present the Rare Country Humanitarian of the Year Award. Travis and retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Huber honored Daniels with his new trophy. Daniels was honored with the Rare Country Humanitarian of the Year Award in recognition of his enormous contributions to veterans and their military families.
Nashville fans won’t have to wait until January. 5 to see part of the Season 5 premiere. CMT has announced that the first hour of Season 5’s first episode will air three weeks earlier than anticipated, on December 15. They will be airing the first hour of the two-hour at 9PM ET on December 15 on CMT; CMT will then air the full two-hour premiere at 9PM ET on Jan. 5.