Jonas Bros., Swift to welcome '09 on ABC

December 10, 2008 4:06:46 PM PST
Rock idols The Jonas Brothers, country music star Taylor Swift and pop veteran Lionel Richie will ring in 2009 from Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve." They will perform live during the ABC broadcast, joining Clark in New York along with his co-host /*Ryan Seacrest*/, the network says.

Country music artist /*Kellie Pickler*/ also will be on hand in Times Square with live reports on the festivities.

As previously announced, /*Natasha Bedingfield, /*Fall Out Boy*/, /*Jesse McCartney*/, /*Ne-Yo*/, /*Pussycat Dolls*/, /*Solange*/ and /*Robin Thicke*/ will perform during the Hollywood Party segments, which will be hosted by /*Fergie*/.

A New Year's Eve tradition, the show will begin Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. EST.


ABC is owned by The Walt Disney Co.


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