The present should go on! Lady A introduced that they are going to not be performing on the 2020 Country Music Association Awards after one in every of their relations examined optimistic for COVID-19.
The nation group shared the information an hour earlier than the awards show was set to begin in Nashville on Wednesday, November 11.
“Looking again eventually 12 months’s CMA Awards and all of the enjoyable that we’ve got yearly getting to hang around with our nation music household,” the group captioned two photos on Instagram. “Sadly, one in every of our fast relations has simply examined optimistic for COVID-19 this week.”
The trio, which is made up of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, defined that “thus far, the three of us proceed to check detrimental [but] out of warning and love for everybody concerned with the CMAs, we’ve determined to remain house.”
The 54th annual CMA Awards is the primary awards present of the 12 months to be filmed with a reside viewers and musicians in attendance amid the coronavirus pandemic. All different exhibits have been held just about or with out followers.
Kelley, 39, nonetheless, pre-taped his efficiency with Carly Pearce, so followers will get to observe that when the present airs.
“We’ll be cheering on our buddies at house like the remainder of y’all! Keep protected on the market ??,” they concluded.
Pearce, 30, was initially set to share the stage with Lee Brice, however he needed to cancel as a result of he examined optimistic for the virus earlier this week.
Fellow nation artist Tyler Hubbard additionally needed to skip the present as a consequence of a optimistic check outcome.
Earlier this week, Hubbard, 33, sparked rumors that he and Florida Georgia Line bandmate Brian Kelley had a fallout after he unfollowed him on social media. Hubbard’s spouse, Hayley Hubbard, additionally unfollowed the musician.
The nation crooner has since begun following Brian once more after some followers speculated that the 2 had points as a consequence of their differing political beliefs.
The trio faced backlash from blues singer Lady A, who has been performing below the identify for many years, once they introduced the change in June. The singer, whose actual identify is Anita White, slammed the group for stealing her identify.
The musicians tried to seek out “frequent floor,” however weeks later, the group filed a lawsuit against White, 62, to be able to use the identify Woman A and ensure it doesn’t go towards her “alleged trademark rights.”
The blues singer commented on the drama surrounding the group in assertion to Us Weekly in July. “It’s now clear that their apologies, pleasant texts, and enjoying on my love of God have been simply insincere gestures aimed toward quieting me,” she mentioned. “Effectively, I cannot be quiet any longer. I’ve labored too lengthy and too exhausting to only give my identify away.”
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