Another band has had to pull out of the 2020 CMA Award due to coronavirus. In a post to social media just hours before the ceremony was set to take place, Lady A revealed that they’d be watching the show from home after a family member tested positive for Covid-19.
“Taking a look back at last year’s CMA Awards and all the fun that we have getting ready to hang out with our country music family! Sadly, one of our immediate family members has just tested positive for COVID-19 this week,” they wrote. “So far, all three of us continue to test negative, and out of caution and love for everyone involved with the CMAs, we’ve decided to stay home from the awards tonight.”
The band was set for three special performances throughout the night, but can still pull through for one of them.
“We’re bummed that we won’t be able to perform with Darius Rucker and Thomas Rhett, but luckily Charles has already taped his performance with Carly Pearce so you will still be seeing him take the stage,” the band shared. “We’ll be cheering on our friends at home like the rest of y’all! Stay safe out there.”
Lady A was previously scheduled to sing with Darius Rucker on the co-hosts single “Beer and Sunshine.” Hillary Scott was going to join Thomas Rhett with Reba and Chris Tomlin on their collaboration “Be A Light.” Lady A’s Charles Kelley stepped in to perform “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Carly Pearce after Lee Brice tested positive for Covid-19 and had to step out of the performance slot.
The CMA Awards, co-hosted by Rucker and McEntire are set to air live from Nashville tonight (11/11) from Nashville’s Music City Center. Watch them on ABC at 8/7c and keep up with all the latest CMA news by checking back on SoundsLikeNashville.com!