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For the past several years, swarms of country fans have gathered to watch their favorite artists perform during the annual Taste of Country Music Festival. This year marked the fifth anniversary of the festival, which booked three of the hottest names in country music as its headliners.
This year, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert headlined the first two dates of the festival (June 9-10). The festival aimed to close things out with a bang on Sunday (June 11) by scheduling Sam Hunt as its headliner for the night. However, things didn’t go according to plan.
A few hours before Hunt was scheduled to take the stage, The Taste of Country Music Festival Facebook page made an announcement regarding his appearance at the festival. According to the festival’s statement, Hunt was forced to cancel his performance “due to illness.“
“We understand and share your disappointment, but our next artist Kip Moore has an amazing show planned for you tonight to close out our festival,” the statement read.
Hunt followed up with his own statement on his Facebook page. He expressed how sorry he was that he was unable to perform at the festival, saying that it was the first time he had ever backed out of a performance.
“I got sick and I’ve had some issues with my voice,” Hunt wrote. “I tried pushing through for a show a couple nights ago and zapped everything I had left.“
There have been no changes to Hunt’s tour schedule as of press time. His next show is set to take place on Thursday (June 15) in Toronto, Canada, with Maren Morris and Chris Janson as the opening acts.
We hope that Hunt gets to feeling better before then so he can get back to doing what he loves!
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