Rob Riggle is set to host CMT's Ultimate Kickoff Party, just one week prior to the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship, premiering Jan. 9 at 9 p.m., the network announced today.
Live from the College Football National Championship, the special will also broadcast on 119 iHeartMedia country stations across the country.
The lineup includes, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, Brett Eldredge, Jake Owen, Maddie & Tae and Thomas Rhett. Aloe Blacc will join Lady Antebellum and Jessie James Decker (“Redneck Island”) will be the network's social correspondent for the event.
CMT and College Football Playoff have joined for this first-time partnership to celebrate and kick off the year for college football.