ZBB, Hunt, King bow out of Nashville NYE bash due to COVID
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ZBB, Hunt, King bow out of Nashville NYE bash due to COVID

Friday, December 31, 2021 – Zac Brown Band, Sam Hunt and Elle King are out of playing tonight's New Year's Eve New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash due to COVID, but Lady A will perform, according to the

"To Our Fans, We are deeply disappointed to share that Zac Brown Band will no longer be performing at Nashville's Big Bash tomorrow night on CBS. Despite taking precautions, I've tested positive for COVID-19," the letter read. "While we were very excited to join the incredible line up of artists and millions of amazing fans tuning in to watch, our #1 priority is the safety and well-being of our fans, band, crew and venue staff. We're looking forward to great things ahead and seeing you all on our tour next year. We wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy 2022! [Love] Zac."

"In the spirit of Nashville, the party will keep going until 12:30 a.m. central 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," according to a statement on the website promoting the event.

Also performing will be Ingrid Andress and Breland.

The live show for Jack Daniel's New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park will be hosted by Bobby Bones and co-hosted by Rachel Smith of "Entertainment Tonight."

The concert is free and open to the public. The five-hour television celebration on CBS will feature nearly 50 performances from a dozen locations in downtown, including acts from Lower Broadway's honky-tonks, bars and clubs that will be part of the broadcast. It will be aired on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+.

A second stage will be located at Skydeck on Broadway and an entertainment venue at Assembly Food Hall, for a ticketed event. Performances there will include Riley Green, Chris Janson, Jon Pardi and Carly Pearce


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