Just hours before the 56th Annual CMA Awards are set to begin, country star Jimmie Allen took to social media to announce that he will no longer be attending.
His caption read, “I was looking forward to performing with my friends @zacbrownband and @realmarcusking at the @CountryMusic Awards, unfortunately I’m under the weather and won’t be able to. I look forward to watching them and the other performers tonight.”
Fans quickly took to the comments to wish Allen a speedy recovery.
“So sorry you won’t be there,” one said while another wrote, “I was looking forward to seeing you! Take Care and hope you feel better soon!”
The reigning CMA New Artist of the Year was set to join blues guitar phenom, Marcus King and CMA Vocal Group of the Year nominee, Zac Brown Band in performing their latest single, “Out In The Middle.”
Aside from this scheduled stop in Nashville for “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” Allen is currently on the road in support of Carrie Underwood’s 43-city Denim And Rhinestones Tour.
The trek kicked things off on October 15 in Greenville, South Carolina and will continue until March 17 when Underwood makes her last stop in Seattle, Washington.
The 56th Annual CMA Awards will feature performances by Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Cole Swindell, Cody Johnson, and Carly Pearce.
The show is set to open with an all-star tribute to the late Loretta Lynn from Underwood, Reba McEntire and Lambert.
Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, and Lainey Wilson will join together to honor the 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Alan Jackson.
Additionally, the show includes star-studded collaborations from Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson and Carly Pearce, HARDY and Lainey Wilson, Elle King with The Black Keys, Brothers featuring The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry, Chris Stapleton with Patty Loveless, Zac Brown Band and Marcus King as well as Ashley McBryde with Pillbox Patti, Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack and John Osborne.
Mookie Betts, BRELAND, Jessica Chastain, Jordan Davis, Sarah Drew, Cole Hauser, Tyler Hubbard, Wynonna Judd, Lady A, Rex Linn, Little Big Town, Parker McCollum, Reba McEntire, Ben and Erin Napier, Jeannie Seely, Michael Shannon, and Lainey Wilson will be on hand to present during the ceremony.
Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the 2022 CMA Awards will be broadcasted live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and aired on ABC (8:00-11:00 PM/ET).
The CMA Awards will also be available for viewing on Hulu beginning Thursday, Nov. 10.
The 56th Annual CMA Awards is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton acts as the Executive Producer, Alan Carter as the Director, and Jon Macks as the Head Writer.