The Zac Brown Band will no longer be performing as part of New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash as originally planned, after Zac Brown tested positive for COVID-19. The singer shared the disappointing news on social media.
“To Our Fans, We are deeply disappointed to share that Zac Brown Band will no longer be performing at Nashville’s Big Bash tomorrow night on CBS,” Brown said in a statement. “Despite taking precautions, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19,” the letter read. “While we were very excited to join the incredible line up of artists and millions of amazing fans tuning in to watch, our #1 priority is the safety and well-being of our fans, band, crew and venue staff. We’re looking forward to great things ahead and seeing you all on our tour next year. We wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy 2022!”
— Zac Brown Band (@zacbrownband) December 30, 2021
In addition to the Zac Brown Band, both Sam Hunt and Elle King have canceled their scheduled appearaonce as part of Nashville’s Big Bash. The news was announced at VisitMusicCity.com, although a reason has not been given.
This is the second time in recent months that the Zac Brown Band has been forced to cancel a show because of COVID-19. In September, Brown announced that they were canceling several shows on their The Comeback Tour, after Brown also tested positive for the virus.
Lady A, Carly Pearce, Chris Janson, Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson, Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton and Cole Swindell are still scheduled to perform. New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash will air live from Music City, Friday, Dec. 31 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS, and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.