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Country Music Icons Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins Electrify Downtown Nashville with Energetic New Year’s Eve Show

Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins, two of country music’s most renowned artists, delivered a spectacular performance in downtown Nashville on New Year’s Eve. They captivated the audience with their 2009 collaboration “Hillbilly Bone,” a song that resonates with themes of Southern culture and has been a crowd-pleaser at many events, including its notable performance at CMA Fest​​​​.


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Their collaboration on stage is underpinned by a long-standing friendship and mutual respect. Shelton, who moved to Nashville in 1994, has always admired Adkins, following his career closely before embarking on his own musical journey. Their relationship, which began with mutual admiration, has flourished into a significant and enduring professional collaboration​​.

The event, “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash,” was more than just a concert; it was a grand celebration that spanned five hours. Hosted by Elle King and Rachel Smith from Entertainment Tonight, the show featured an array of performances from other country music stars, making it a memorable night for all in attendance. The event was broadcast on CBS and was also available for streaming on Paramount+, allowing fans worldwide to join in the festivities​​.

Shelton and Adkins’ performance was a highlight of the evening, showcasing the depth and vibrancy of country music. Their rendition of “Hillbilly Bone” not only entertained the crowd but also served as a testament to the enduring appeal of their music and the strong bonds within the country music community.

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