CMA Nominee Chris Stapleton Joins New Year’s Eve Lineup
Six Acts – Including Headliner Kings of Leon – at 2015 Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway will be Most Ever to Perform
NASHVILLE – CMA-nominated singer-songwriter Chris Stapleton will join headliner Kings of Leon at the 2015 Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City (#NashvilleNYE), the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp (NCVC) announced today. The free concert and street party has grown from 15,000 in 2009 to more than 135,000 last year.
Previously announced acts include Nashville singer-songwriting duo Sugar + The Hi-Lows; Nashville-based rock trio The Whigs; Nashville-based indie rockers Wild Cub; and rising country star Kelsea Ballerini. The Grammy-winning Kings of Leon last performed in Music City in February at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in conjunction with the Sports Illustrated 2015 Swimsuit Fan Festival.
Stapleton (@ChrisStapleton) has the distinction this year of receiving his first Country Music Association award nomination for New Artist of the Year, while also being nominated in two other categories: Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Ballerini also earned a New Artist of the Year nomination and got a nod in the Female Vocalist of the Year category, as well.
“Chris Stapleton rounds out an already stellar lineup that reflects the diversity of music thriving in Music City and the depth of the talent here,” said Ken Levitan, chairman of the NCVC board of directors and president of Vector Management. “With a headliner like the Kings of Leon and an extensive roster of acts with broad appeal, this year’s concert is our biggest ever, and we expect a record crowd to ring in the New Year and make significant contributions to the city’s economic activity.”
While the crowd size will not be confirmed until the conclusion of the event, the NCVC is logistically planning for 150,000 visitors, which would be the largest New Year’s Eve event in Music City to date.
Revelers will ring in 2016 with the Music Note Drop®, triggering a fireworks display and confetti cannons as the countdown reaches the midnight mark. For details on the Jack Daniel’s Bash on Broadway: New Year’s Eve in Music City, go to http://visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve.