Lady A Cancels CMA Awards Appearances Following COVID-19 Exposure

Lady A

Lady A has announced they will not be taking part in the CMA Awards this evening (Nov. 11), due to COVID-19 exposure.

“Sadly, one of our immediate family members has just tested positive for COVID-19 this week,” Lady A stated via Instagram and Twitter.  “So far, the three of us continue to test negative, and out of caution and love for everyone involved with the CMAs, we’ve decided to stay home from the awards tonight. We’re bummed that we won’t be able to perform with Darius Rucker and Thomas Rhett, but luckily Charles already taped his performance with Carly Pearce so you will still be seeing him take the stage! We’ll be cheering on our friends at home like the rest of y’all! Stay safe out there.”

Lady A’s Charles Kelley previously taped a performance of “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Carly Pearce, stepping in for Lee Brice, Pearce’s duet partner on the recorded version of the song, after Brice canceled his CMA appearance earlier this week after testing positive for COVID-19.

Lady A was set to perform with Darius Rucker on Rucker’s single “Beers & Sunshine,” while Lady A’s Hillary Scott was set to join Thomas Rhett for a performance of “Be A Light,” alongside Reba McEntire and Chris Tomlin.

Along with Brice, Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard also revealed earlier this week that he would not be appearing on the CMA telecast due to a positive COVID-19 result.

See Lady A’s full statement below:


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