The pair also shared their thoughts on Mariah Carey returning to the show exactly one year after her unfortunate live mishap.
Group members Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will perform their current single, "Smooth", as well as two recent pop collaborations - Bebe Rexha's "Meant to Be" and Hailee Steinfeld's "Let Me Go" - and their set will be broadcast from the Hollywood Party in Los Angeles during the show, which begins December 31 at 8 p.m. ET.
Multiplatinum music superstar Mariah Carey will return to Times Square to perform for a live audience of more than 1 million people, just minutes before the ball drops on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018". "Over 10 years later, it's a really great feeling to say I've had the opportunity to host and perform on the show, and I can't wait to ring in the New Year with the world".
The New Year's Eve co-hosts spoke with US Weekly about Carey signing up for round two for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest".More news: Serena Williams to play first match since daughter's birth
The Grammy-winning singer's live performance in Times Square on New Year's Eve 2016 was marred by a myriad of issues during the live television show. Headlining in Times Square will be legendary Mariah Carey.
It's part of a New Year's Eve celebration that's been going on now for 46 years.
Carey, famed for her sweeping five-octave vocal range, was one of the best-selling artists of the 1990s. For me there are different rules, I don't know why. I mean, I was upset about the fact that people didn't understand, but it's like, I can only explain it like this to you. I don't know why it's not OK that I was just vilified by the situation.
In a 2014 Instagram post, Tanaka gushed about the singer, saying, 'She has always supported me and been so kind'. "Oh, here's a way to get famous.' It wasn't any of those things". It was my release, it was my everything and it still is.