Music & Fireworks
Ring in the new year and rock out the old with Music City and thousands of your closest friends at Nashville’s New Year’s Eve party. Bring your party hats. Make some noise. Count down to the fireworks and midnight "Music Note Drop®"!
In 2001, the Country Music Association honored Urban with its Horizon Award. He was the first in history to go on to win the CMA’s Male Vocalist of the Year, a title he’s captured three times, and the coveted Entertainer of the Year. Since then, Urban’s career has seen a long list of groundbreaking firsts and accomplishments reserved for the music industry’s elite. The 2015 CMA Awards brought Urban his third win for Vocal Event of the Year (“Raise ‘Em Up” featuring Eric Church) that marked the first time in history that any artist has received the award in three consecutive years. Besides his four GRAMMY Awards, Urban has won 11 Country Music Association Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music Awards, a People’s Choice and an American Music Award. He is a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Urban’s reputation as a premier songwriter, vocalist, musician, and virtuoso guitarist has afforded him the opportunity to collaborate with the likes of The Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Miranda Lambert, John Mellencamp, Alicia Keys, Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, Vince Gill and Eric Church. Urban has long supported numerous charities. His “All For The Hall” benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum© have raised more than $3.4 million. He is the first Ambassador of the CMA Foundation, is an advisory board member at the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and is a longtime supporter of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund and The GRAMMY Foundation.
Singer/songwriter Maren Morris has quickly established herself with vocal stylings that reflect her country, folk, and pop influences. Armed with sheer talent, honest lyrics, and a completely magnetic presence, Morris’ label-debut album, the Gold-certified Hero, released via Columbia Nashville on June 3, 2016. One week after it was available, Hero entered the Billboard Country Albums chart at No. 1 and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Morris’ debut single from Hero, “My Church,” set a record at country radio by having the most chart reporting stations to play a debut single by a country artist, in addition to being certified Platinum by the RIAA. Later in 2016 Morris tied for the most nominations with five at the 50th CMA Awards, including Album of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year, Song of the Year, and New Artist of the Year, which she won. She received the Billboard Breakthrough Artist Award as well as the Breakthrough Artist Award by the Music Business Association. Morris took home the GRAMMY for Best Country Solo Performance for “My Church” at the 59th GRAMMY Awards, in addition to being nominated for Best New Artist, Best Country Album, and Best Country Song. She received six nominations at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year, which she took home the trophy for, Album of the Year, and Single Record of the Year. Morris was also named Radio Disney’s 2017 Best New Country Artist. Morris recently wrapped the first leg of her first-ever, sold out, headlining tour, The HERO Tour 2017, with the second leg to continue in October and November.
Cheap Trick is an indisputable American institution, beloved around the globe since 1974 for its instantly identifiable, hugely influential, brand of pop rock ‘n’ roll. The band – Robin Zander (vocals, rhythm guitar), Rick Nielsen (lead guitar), Tom Petersson (bass guitar), and Daxx Nielsen (drums) – are true pioneers with an unparalleled streak of certifiably classic tunes, from “He’s A Whore,” “California Man,” and “Dream Police” to “Surrender,” “I Want You To Want Me,” and the worldwide No. 1 hit single, “The Flame.” 2016 saw Cheap Trick’s long awaited induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The induction honored both the band and the pioneering sound that has earned them total record sales well in excess of 20 million featured appearances and more than 40 international Gold and Platinum certifications.
Life experiences and strong will are reflected in Carly Pearce's debut album Every Little Thing, out now on Big Machine Records. Aligned with sought-after producer/songwriter busbee (Katy Perry, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Maren Morris, Kelly Clarkson), the 13-track album emphasizes Carly’s textured vocals and emotive songwriting prowess. Hailed by Uproxx as “the best country debut of 2017,” fans and critics continue fueling her momentum making it clear this is destined to be Carly’s breakout year. As the only solo female with a hit currently in the Top 10 at country radio with her soul-bearing title track, SiriusXM first dubbed “Every Little Thing” a Highway Find before a three-week run at No. 1 with “If My Name Was Whiskey” also propelled to the top spot. The CMT Next Women of Country alum has been honored by People on their annual Ones To Watch list, touting her as “the new voice of Country.” Carly has been blazing her own trail with the depth of her sensibilities, nearly 50 invitations to play the Grand Ole Opry and a sultry Top 40 collaboration with Josh Abbott Band called “Wasn’t That Drunk.” Previously joining the bill alongside Eric Church, Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Hunter Hayes, Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars, Carly is currently on the road as direct support for Brett Young’s CALIVILLE TOUR.
Jonny P is a soul visionary. In just a few years, the Bronx-born, Nashville-based singer/songwriter has served up some truly delicious tunes rooted in the sounds of the past but anchored firmly and irrevocably in the present, defined by disarmingly direct arrangements, a superlatively smooth vocal style, and an undying belief in the power of soul. In addition to wrapping his first role in the upcoming film by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and screenwriter Mark Boal, he has released his second EP, Good To You, this past April. The EP was produced by his guitarist Goffrey Moore, working in tandem with Jonny P, and was mixed by Tom Elmhirst (Adele, Frank Ocean, Jamie XX, Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson) and features James Gadson (Quincy Jones, Paul McCartney, Herbie Hancock, Beck, BB King, Jamie Lidell) on drums. Jonny P has crafted a set of songs that showcase his superlatively silky vocals, his declarative melodies, and his less-is-much-more arrangements.
Fisk Jubilee Singers® is comprised of Fisk University students, who are selected annually through an audition process. The ensemble has received numerous awards, including induction into the Music City Walk of Fame and the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. The Fisk Jubilee Singers® were also awarded the National Medal of Arts, the nation’s highest artistic honor, in 2008. They perform around the world representing Fisk University and Music City.
Fireworks at Midnight
As we count down to midnight, a 15-foot-tall red music note will descend the 145-foot-tall tower. The midnight "Music Note Drop®" will trigger a fireworks display and major confetti cannons, welcoming the new year.
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