Chris Stapleton Tests Positive for COVID-19, Postpones Weekend Shows

Chris Stapleton is being forced to reschedule this weekend’s shows, after he tested positive for COVID-19. The 44-year-old posted a letter to his fans on social media, sharing the disappointing news.

“To all my friends in Salt Lake City and Denver, I am very sorry to let you all know that I have tested positive for Covid and will be unable to perform this weekend’s shows,” Stapleton writes. “The shows will be rescheduled to the following weekend, July 1-3, and we hope you can join us then. Please contact your point of purchase if you cannot.

“I want to sincerely thank everyone who has waited so long for these shows,” he continues. “We are incredibly grateful for your patience, love and support, and can’t wait to see you next week.”

This isn’t the first time Stapleton has had to postpone shows due to COVID-19. The Kentucky native was unable to perform in Canada in April when someone in his band tested positive for the virus.

Stapleton was recently announced as the subject of a new exhibit, Chris Stapleton: Since 1978, opening on July 1 at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

“Chris Stapleton is a powerful and emotive singer, a prolific and poetic songwriter and a skilled and expressive guitar player,”  Kyle Young, Chief Executive Officer for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, says of the superstar. “His rise as a successful artist may have seemed instantaneous to many, but he has been a force in country music for more than 20 years – whether writing hit songs for other country artists or contributing to studio recordings.

“Throughout it all, he has maintained his own unique perspective by staying true to his authentic self and artistic vision,” he adds, “and he continues to open the door to country music for new fans across generations and genres.”

Keep track of all of Stapleton’s tour updates here.

Read ‘Chris Stapleton: 11 Things to Know About the Talented Singer’ here.