Multi-talented comedian and actor Rodney Carrington will stay up late to host the biggest celebration of the year and ring in 2012 on AMERICAN COUNTRY NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE airing Saturday, Dec. 31 (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live; CT/MT/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Carrington, and co-hosts Rick Harrison and Austin “Chumlee” Russell of “Pawn Stars,” will help count down to 2012 during the ultimate year-end party featuring some of country’s biggest and brightest musical stars.

Grammy-nominated country star Joe Nichols will join previously announced AMERICAN COUNTRY NEW YEAR’S EVE LIVE performers Lauren Alaina and Rodney Atkins to rock the Vegas strip. The year-end festivities also will feature performances by Eli Young Band and Toby Keith. Howie Mandel will make a special appearance to share his New Year’s resolution and offer a sneak peak of his upcoming MOBBED series of specials, airing Wednesdays, Jan. 4, Jan. 11, Feb. 1 and Feb. 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.