Luke Combs will no longer be performing at the 2022 CMT Music Awards.
Not long ago, CMT announced its first batch of performers at its annual awards show. Combs was among the list of artists named, which included Miranda Lambert, Carly Pearce, and Keith Urban, among others.
Combs is also nominated for multiple awards at the fan-voted ceremony, including the night’s top prize, Video of the Year.
However, just days after it was announced that Combs would be singing at the CMT Music Awards, he was forced to drop out of the performance lineup.
A spokesperson for CMT shared a statement with Music Mayhem explaining why Combs is unable to perform at the CMT Music Awards.
According to the spokesperson, Combs “has COVID-19 and is currently quarantining.” Because of this, he can’t attend a taping for the awards show on Thursday (March 24).
Even though the show won’t air until April 11, it appears Combs’ performance alongside Kane Brown was supposed to be prerecorded. 1iota, the company fulfilling tickets for the event, revealed who Combs’ replacement will be.
“In Luke’s absence, Old Dominion will join Kane Brown for special musical performances for a TV taping,” read an email from 1iota.
1iota said Combs is “bummed to miss seeing everyone” at the taping for the CMT Music Awards. We’re sorry he has to miss out!
Combs was recently in Europe, where he performed as one of the headliners of the C2C Festival. During his show in London, Combs brought pop superstar Ed Sheeran on stage for a duet. Watch their collaboration below.