Reigning CMA Musician of the Year and current Musician of the Year nominee Jenee Fleenor has tested positive for COVID-19 and is unable to perform during tonight’s CMA Awards.
The famed fiddle player shared the news on social media less than 30 minutes before The 54th Annual CMA Awards revealing that she was “bummed” but “feeling just fine.”
“I’m absolutely honored the CMAs asked me perform on the Charlie Daniels tribute and I was so looking forward to putting on some sparkly clothes (thank you Double D Ranchwear!) and sawin’ my heart out for Mr. Daniels,” she wrote. “I reckon it’s just another bump in the road of 2020 and as the saying goes, ‘the show must go on.’ I hope you tune in – the CMAs have been working tirelessly to put on an amazing show!! Love y’all so much & heck I might go put on my sparkly clothes anyway!”
— Jenee Fleenor (@JeneeMusic) November 12, 2020
Fleenor isn’t the first artist that has pulled out of the show due to COVID-19. Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line and Lady A were also forced to cancel their appearances due to either contacting the virus or coming in close contact with a confirmed case.
The 54th Annual CMA Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, will take place live from Nashville’s Music City Center Wednesday, Nov. 11 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.