Just one hour before the CMA Awards were set to begin on Wednesday (Nov. 11), Lady A announced on social media that they will not be attending the show anymore.
The already scaled-back show had two acts drop out earlier this week – Florida Georgia Line and Lee Brice – after Tyler Hubbard and Brice both tested positive for COVID-19. While the three band members of Lady A have tested negative for the highly-contagious virus, one of their close family members has so they have dropped out of attending and performing at this year’s show.
“Sadly, one of our immediate family members has just tested positive for COVID-19 this week. 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,” the statement read.
The award-winning trio was scheduled to perform “Beer and Sunshine” with Darius Rucker, while Hillary Scott was going to join Thomas Rhett, Reba McEntire, and Chris Tomlin for the premiere televised performance of “Be A Light.”
Charles Kelley, who replaced Brice, pre-taped his performance of “I Hope You’re Happy Now” with Carly Pearce already so their collaboration will be included in the CMA Awards show.
See their full statement below.