Unfortunately, Lee Brice isn’t the only performer who has to bow out of his performance at the upcoming 2020 CMA Awards because of COVID-19. Florida Georgia Line‘s Tyler Hubbard has also had to cancel his appearance, after he too tested positive for COVID-19.
After teasing a photo showing his tour bus parked in his driveway, the FGL singer revealed the real reason why he shared a picture of his home away from home.
“Some of y’all guessed it…..,” Tyler wrote on Instagram. “Got the Rona. Asymptomatic. Quarantining on bus. Miss my family. Writing songs. Thankful.”
It’s been a challenging year for Tyler and his health. Only a few weeks before his wife, Hayley Hubbard, gave birth to the couple’s third child, son Atlas Roy, the singer-songwriter broke his ankle in a dirt bike accident, requiring surgery.
“Couldn’t be worse timing. I’m really bummed,” Tyler said at the time. “I’m upset that I can’t be helpful around the house as much as I’d like to be. I know God’s teaching me something through all this and I’m gonna try to stay positive, gonna try to work on my mental game, and apparently some upper body.”
No word yet how Tyler’s diagnosis will affect Florida Georgia Line’s scheduled performance at the 2020 CMA Awards. Lady A’s Charles Kelley has stepped in to replace Lee, to sing “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Carly Pearce.
The 2020 CMA Awards will be virtual this year, although the Country Music Association planned to have all of the artists together in the room, for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Chris Stapleton was just announced as an addition to the list of performers, joining a previously-announced list of artists that includes Luke Combs, Lady A, Rascal Flatts, Gabby Barrett featuring Charlie Puth, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, and Thomas Rhett with Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott and Chris Tomlin.
Florida Georgia Line is also nominated for one CMA Award, for Vocal Duo of the Year.
The 2020 CMA Awards will air live from the Music City Center in Nashville on Wednesday, November 11, at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.