(Left) Sam Hunt / YouTube / (Right) Zac Brown Band / YouTube
There have been some last-minute changes to the lineup of performers at the New Year’s Eve bash in Nashville.
The Tennessean cites the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp., which stated that Zac Brown Band and Sam Hunt will no longer be participating in the event. Brown shared his own statement to announce he has tested positive for COVID-19 “despite taking precautions.”
“We were very excited to join the incredible lineup of artists and millions of fans tuning in to watch,” Brown said. “Our #1 priority is the safety and well-being of our fans, band, crew and venue staff.”
The Tennessean reports “organizers” confirmed Hunt and another artist, Elle King, “won’t perform due to unspecified COVID-19 protocols.” Also, The Tennessean states that Darius Rucker no longer appears on the lineup on visitmusiccity.com.
Even though the Nashville NYE bash has lost a few of its performers, there will still be plenty of entertainment. As Visit Music City explained:
“In following COVID-19 safety protocols and with everyone’s health and safety as the top priority, New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash has made several lineup adjustments. Zac Brown Band, Sam Hunt, and Elle King will no longer be performing at Bicentennial Mall, and Lady A will now perform on the Bicentennial Mall stage. In the spirit of Nashville, the party will keep going until 12:30am CT with other performers in the previously announced lineup stepping up to provide additional music. We look forward to an exciting and safe event for Music City.”
As mentioned in the above statement, Lady A will now serve as one of the event’s headliners. Dierks Bentley will be featured as the second headlining act.
The five-hour bash will begin at 7 PM CT and will air on CBS. It will also be available for streaming on Paramount+.
Who are you most excited to watch perform during the NYE celebration in Nashville?