Country hitmakers Jon Pardi, Chris Janson and Riley Green kept the party going on New Year’s Eve with lively covers of Hank Williams Jr. and Dwight Yoakam.
The trio of country superstars paid tribute to the 90s country icons while performing at Nashville’s Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall during New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash.
Joining forces to perform Hank Jr.’s chart-topping hit, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” Pardi, Janson and Green got the sold-out crowd fired up as they traded verses throughout the country party song.
Janson stole the show with his signature harmonica solo. Click below to watch.
In addition to paying homage to Hank Jr., Green, Janson and Pardi also tipped their hats to Dwight Yoakam with a special performance of “Honky Tonk Man.”
“Honky Tonk Man,” which appears as the debut single on Yoakam’s 1986 album, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc, was originally co-written and performed by Johnny Horton. Pardi later covered the track on his 8-track covers project, Rancho Fiesta Sessions.
Backed by a full band, the rowdy performance featured the three chart-topping singers playing acoustic guitar while singing the Yoakam classic.
The inaugural New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash also featured performances from Fisk Jubilee Singers, Lady A, Ingrid Andress, BRELAND, King Calaway, Lainey Wilson, Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell and more.
Sam Hunt, Elle King and Zac Brown Band were also set to perform during the concert event, however they will no longer be participating.
The five-hour celebration also included once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, performances of chart-topping hits and covers of some of the most iconic songs in country music.
Co-hosted by Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones and Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith, the star-studded New Year’s Eve special aired live from Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday, December 31 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, 11:30 PM-1:30 AM, ET/PT), on CBS Television Network.
The show was also available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.