Carrie Underwood Is Headlining Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest is getting the country treatment this year with Carrie Underwood headlining the festivities.

The 2016 celebratory show begins Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. ET. on ABC, bringing us straight to Times Square with appearances by Fergie (who’s hosting the Billboard Hollywood Party) and Jenny McCarthy.

American Idol alum Underwood, who’s reuniting with the show’s host Seacrest, said in a statement,

There’s nowhere else I’d rather be than New York’s Times Square, one of the most magical places in the world, to ring in the new year. It’s going to be a memorable night, and I can’t wait to celebrate with the world!

Meanwhile, Seacrest tweeted his excitement:

Last year’s event was headlined by country-pop favorite Taylor Swift and Florida Georgia Line. She released her fifth album Storyteller, a follow-up to 2012’s Blown Away, last week. In January 2016, Underwood will then begin her recently announced Storyteller tour.

Find out more about the Storyteller tour here.