Country music artists back out of CBS special due to COVID-19

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Zac Brown, of the Zac Brown Band, performs a tribute to Little Jimmy Dickens at the 49th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

(WKBN) – According to the Daily Mail, several country music acts will not be performing on New Year’s Eve due to COVID-19.

The artists include Zac Brown Band, Sam Hunt and Elle King.

Zac Brown of the Zac Brown Band announced on his Instagram page Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and that his band will not be performing Friday night.

Brown announced that the band’s #1 priority is the safety and well-being of the fans, crew members, and venue staff.

The musicians were scheduled to be a part of “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville Big Bash,” which can be seen at 8 p.m. on CBS.

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