Florida Georgia Line will be ringing in the new year as part of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2018 on ABC.
The country superstars will perform their current single, “Smooth,” as well as two of their cross-genre collaborations — Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be” and Hailee Steinfeld’s “Let Me Go.” Florida Georgia Line’s set will be broadcast from the Hollywood Party in Los Angeles on Dec. 31. They join previously-announced country act Kane Brown as well as Kelly Clarkson, BTS, Fitz and the Tantrums, Khalid, Marshmello, Shawn Mendes and Charlie Puth.
The event begins at 8PM ET on Dec. 31, shooting coast to coast from L.A. and New York’s Times Square.
FGL and Brown aren’t the only country singers who will appear. Sugarland — who recently announced their return as a duo with a new single “Still the Same” — will perform live from New York that night. Nick Jonas and Camilla Cabello have also been tapped to perform.
Florida Georgia Line are currently in the studio with the promise of new music in 2018.
An Oskaloosa native is returning back to the city for festivities this weekend. Steve Bell grew up in Oskaloosa and was an Oskaloosa graduate in 1954. From there he went on to Central College for his undergraduate studies. Bell went on to Northwestern University where he earned his master’s degree in Journalism.
Bell began his early career in Omaha, Nebraska working for WOW-TV when he was assigned the story when President John F. Kennedy was shot. Four years later, Bell was sent to New Jersey to start his career with ABC News covering the long hot summer; which was filled with riots and protests from racial tensions and high unemployment. He was a correspondent for ABC News for nearly two decades and covered events during the Vietnam War in Southeast Asia. He went on to work for ‘Good Morning America’ for 11 years and eventually evolved into a news anchor. Moving to Philadelphia in 1986 to co-anchor evening newscasts for KYW-TV.
After Bell’s career in news, he went on to teach telecommunications in 1992 at Ball State University in Indiana
Making his appearance Thursday night, Bell will be in attendance of the Oskaloosa City Band performance. Reminiscing of the time when he once played for the same band, nearly 60 years ago.
Along with the events on Thursday night, Steve Bell will also be participating in Christmas in July on Saturday, July 15 for the Reception in the Alley from 3 PM to 5 PM.
ABC has decided not to move forward with Reba’s new television drama Red Blooded, according to Deadline. But while the show’s pilot won’t see the light of day on ABC, there are still rumors that the series is being shopped around to different networks such as Lifetime or CMT. In the show, Reba was set to play a small-town Kentucky sheriff who finds her views challenged when a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent comes to town to help with an investigation.
Reba’s new yet-to-be-titled television drama has been given the green light from ABC to shoot the show’s pilot, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The publication reports that Reba will play a small town Kentucky sheriff named Ruby Adair, who “finds her Red State outlook challenged when a young FBI agent of Middle Eastern descent is sent to help her solve a horrific crime. Together they form an uneasy alliance as Ruby takes the agent behind the lace curtains of this Southern Gothic community to meet an assortment of bizarre characters, each with a secret of their own.”
· The show will be executive produced by both Reba and Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.
Right after the television premiere of “The Only One Who Gets Me” on ABC’s The Bachelorette last week (6/6), Charles Kelley has become one of the most buzzed about topics in social media. As his debut solo record The Driver jumped to the Top 10 on iTunes, his new track simultaneously landed into the Top 5 Country Songs.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to host the 50th Annual CMA Awards this November, marking the pair’s ninth consecutive year as co-hosts of the ceremony. Country music’s biggest night will return for its golden anniversary on November 2nd when it airs live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at 7:00 pm on ABC.
On this day in 2014, Zac Brown Band and Clare Bowen performed “free” on the ABC Series Nashville in an episode that also featured Rascal Flatts’ Jay Demarcus.
Luke Bryan has been added to the lineup of performers during ABC’s telecast of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016. Luke is part of a newly announced wave of performers that also includes pop star Demi Lovato and rapper Wiz Khalifa. These artists join previously announced headliner Carrie Underwood.