Just over 24 hours ahead of the music note drop in Music City, several changes have been made to Nashville’s New Year’s Eve lineup.
According to VisitMusicCity.com, Sam Hunt, Elle King and Zac Brown Band will no longer be performing during Nashville’s Big Bash. Instead, Lady A has been added to the lineup and is set to perform on the Bicentennial Mall stage.
“In following COVID-19 safety protocols and with everyone’s health and safety as the top priority, New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash has made several lineup adjustments,” the statement reads.
Additionally, event organizers added that other previously announced performers will “provide additional music” during Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.
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Hunt and King have yet to address the news, however, Zac Brown Band took to social media to address the news via the following statement:
We are deeply disappointed to share that Zac Brown Band will no longer be performing at Nashville’s Big Bash tomorrow night on CBS. Despite taking precautions, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. While we were very excited to join the incredible line up of artists and millions of amazing fans tuning in to watch, our #1 priority is the safety and well-being of our fans, band, crew, and venue staff. We’re looking forward to great things ahead and seeing you all on our tour next year. We wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy 2022! Love Zac.
The star-studded show will air on CBS and will be hosted by radio and TV personality Bobby Bones and co-hosted by Entertainment Tonight‘s Rachel Smith.
Additional artists set to appear on the five-hour broadcast, airing Friday, Dec. 31 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, 11:30 PM-1:30 AM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, include King Calaway, Lainey Wilson, Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton and Cole Swindell.