In the lead up to the 2020 Country Music Association Awards happening on November 11, singer Lee Brice has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be attending this year's ceremony.
Brice was scheduled to perform his collaborative hit "I Hope You're Happy Now" with Carly Pearce at the show on Wednesday, but after being tested for the novel coronavirus ahead of the festivities, he has been forced to bow out.
The country star, who is also up for three awards this year is "in good spirits and not experiencing any symptoms," a CMA rep told the Associated Press, also explaining that he was tested and received his results before arriving onsite for any CMA rehearsals or events.
Brice will be isolating at home until he’s cleared by a doctor, according to the statement.
With unfortunate news from the Brice camp also comes some good news. His Hey World Album Release Livestream Experience is coming just days after the CMAs on November 20th.
"Not being able to hit the road and see y’all has been one of the hardest parts of this year, so I’m pumped to be able to put together this concert to celebrate the release of my new album with my full band and stream it straight to you from my Facebook and YouTube page," he announced on Instagram on Friday.
"Mark your calendars and get the beer ready."
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