Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn have postponed the upcoming April dates of their 2020 Las Vegas residency due to concerns over the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
McEntire announced the news in a post to Instagram on Wednesday, writing that the dates will be rescheduled "out of an abundance of caution."
The Reba, Brooks & Dunn: Together in Vegas performances that were scheduled between April 8-18 are affected by the announcement. No replacement dates have yet been announced, but tickets for the original shows will be honored at the new dates.
Brett Young is quarantined on his tour bus currently until he can be sure he isn't infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Speaking to nationally syndicated radio show Big D & Bubba, Young says he didn't touch or kiss his wife or his nearly 5-month-old baby girl after getting off the plane.
His "luggage is still sitting unpacked" the garage.
The plan was to spend five days away from the family, but new data showed that it may take up to two weeks for someone who could have been exposed to the coronavirus to know they're safe. So he'll spend two weeks on his bus in the family driveway.
Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line have committed $1,000 to each of the 117 employees at their FGL House restaurant in downtown Nashville.
Tyler and Brian made the announcement via Twitter, stating: “@FGLHouse would be nothing without our amazing staff. We’re so thankful for all 117 of you and we hope this helps out while the bar and restaurant is closed. ... Much love and gratitude.”
On March 15, 2020, at 2:45 p.m., Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced the closure of bars throughout Davidson Country—including downtown’s famed Lower Broadway district—in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The Store, Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley's free grocery store in Nashville for those in need, is now open.
The Store officially opened on Saturday, and is a year-round grocery store, in which everything will be free for needy Nashvillians. In addition to groceries, it will offer a holiday-time toy aisle, on-the-job training and other services. Individuals and families will be referred by non-profit and government agencies for a one-year term, and both victims of the March 3 tornado in Nashville and those affected by ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19)-related shutdowns are now eligible.
The Store is also offering grocery delivery to elderly patrons of the store in Nashville's Edgehill and Berry Hill neighborhoods. Older people are particularly at risk should they contract the coronavirus.
The Store is located at 2005 12th Ave. South, next door to the Belmont University Ministry Center, at which needy families can receive further help through health care services and legal aid clinics. The Store hopes to help 3,000 people per year.
Keith Urban treated fans to a 30-minute concert via Instagram, performing a number of songs from his instrument/gear warehouse, including “Somebody Like You,” “Coming Home,” “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” “God Whispered Your Name” and more.
Keith’s in-person audience included wife Nicole Kidman, who did some dancing, along with a camera operator and sound tech.
Blake Shelton is bringing back an old look, thanks to the Coronavirus.
In a Tweet on Tuesday, March 17th, the country singer announced that he will be bringing back what was once his signature hairstyle: the mullet.
He wrote, “I have an announcement. With basically EVERYTHING I had scheduled being canceled for the foreseeable further @gwenstefani and I have made a decision together. I am growing my mullet back as a symbol of hope or some shit like that.. Anyway it’s coming back! For real. Stay tuned…”
Dierks Bentley's '90s country band Hot Country Knights has postponed its April One Knight Stand Tour in light of continued concern over the spread of the coronavirus.
The Knights' 2020 One Knight Stand Tour was due to begin on April 7th in San Diego, Calif., and last throughout most of the month. Refunds for all shows are available at fans' point of purchase.
The Hot Country Knights will, however, still release their first album this spring. "The K Is Silent" is due out on May 1st.
The Country Music Association (CMA) is giving $100,000 for tornado relief through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee's Emergency Response Fund, which supports affected communities and nonprofits helping victims address ongoing needs.
The tornado hit Nashville and other areas on March 3rd, killing 25 people.
CMA also partnered with SESAC to host a weeklong supply drive at their Music Row offices March 6th-1th3. Receiving donations from more than 100 individuals, the drive resulted in over 20 truckloads of supplies being sent to seven local churches and nonprofits who service affected areas in Davidson, Putnam and Wilson counties. Items collected include bottled water, personal hygiene items, first aid kits, clothes, shoes, diapers, canned food, flashlights, batteries, trash bags, bedding and more
Dierks Bentley shared his business plans after closing down his popular downtown Nashville bar and restaurant, Whiskey Row, due to orders from Mayor John Cooper.
On Monday evening (March 16), Bentley said: "I am going to immediately give each of our 90 hourly employees $1,000 to help in the short run as our community and country try to get a handle on the situation" going on to "encourage all bar owners on Lower Broadway to take care of their bartenders, barbacks, waitresses, security, dishwashers, etc. the best they can."
"My heart goes out to all the guys/girls down on Lower Broad. Feels like yesterday that it was me down there working for tips. Lower Broadway is the heartbeat of Nashville. Let's make sure we help the folks that help make the music happen."
MerleFest 2020 is being canceled, a victim of coronavirus.
The festival was cancelled because "in response to directives from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and growing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Wilkes County officials have cancelled all mass gatherings of more than 100 people in Wilkes County through the end of April. Therefore, MerleFest 2020 has been cancelled."
Organisers will offer three options for those who have purchased 2020 tickets through the official MerleFest ticketing system:
Option one - Convert your purchase to a donation. Ticket Holders may convert their festival purchase to a 100-percent tax deductible contribution to the WCC Foundation to help sustain the mission of MerleFest and its impact on WCC students.
Option two - Roll your tickets forward. Ticket holders may roll purchases over to MerleFest 2021. This option allows fans to retain the same seat, package, parking, ticket, etc. at 2020 prices. The dates for next year's festival are April 29-May 2, 2021.
Option three - Refund. If neither option one or two is chosen, the festival will then provide a refund for the price of the ticket only, the service fee is non-refundable. All refunds must be requested by April 15.
All ticket holders must contact the MerleFest box office by April 15 to confirm the option they are choosing.
Mail: MerleFest Tickets, P.O. Box 120, Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: (800) 343-7857