BREAKING: The Chicks Abrubtly Postpone Nashville Concert

The Chicks will no longer be performing in Nashville on Thursday evening (July 27).


Lauren Jo Black

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July 27, 2023


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Just hours before the doors were set to open for their Nashville concert, The Chicks announced that their show had been postponed to a later date due to illness. 

The Chicks and Bridgestone Arena shared the following statement on social media at approximately 4:19 pm CT on July 27.  The show was slated to begin at 7:30 pm.

Photo Courtesy The Chicks
Photo Courtesy The Chicks

Due to illness, The Chicks must regretfully postpone tonight’s show at Bridgestone Arena. 

We are working on rescheduling and will provide a new show date as soon as possible. 

Fans are encouraged to hold on to their tickets for the newly scheduled date. 

The Chicks are looking forward to seeing their Nashville fans soon and apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

The statement did not specify who was ill or whether or not the illness will impact the group’s show in Knoxville, Tennessee on July 29.

Thursday’s show was set to feature The Chicks alongside Wild Rivers and was slated to mark The Chicks’ first show in Nashville since 2016.

It’s one of many shows on The Chicks World Tour 2023, which kicked off on June 20 in Oslo, Norway includes U.S. dates as well as concerts in the United Kingdom, Canada, and more. In addition to Wild Rivers, the tour features Maren Morris and Ben Harper on select dates.

The tour follows The Chicks’ 2022 run in support of their fifth studio album, Gaslighter. This string of shows took the trio, made up of Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire and Emily Strayer, around the United States.

“North America! Thank you to all our fans for making last Summer so fun! We look forward to returning to the road and bringing the show to fans in new cities across the U.S. and Canada! See you soon,” The Chicks shared in a press release announcing their 2023 tour. “We can’t wait to see everyone and play for all our fans across the pond — it’s been a long time coming, and we can’t wait to get back!”

Earlier this year, the 13-time GRAMMY-winning group played a limited engagement in Las Vegas.

Throughout the month of May, The Chicks took the stage at the Bakkt Theater (formerly Zappos Theater) at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino for six nights. This was the trio’s first-ever Las Vegas engagement.

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“Finally getting to play live in 2022 left us hungry to continue our tour. After so many years without new music, last year felt like a long time coming,” The Chicks shared in a statement. “We hope our fans are ready for more in 2023 because we are not done!”

The Chicks, composed of Martie Maguire, Natalie Maines, and Emily Strayer, burst onto the country music scene in 1998 with their debut album, Wide Open Spaces. The band went on to become the best-selling U.S. female band of all time with more than 30.5 million albums sold.

In addition to 13 GRAMMYs, The Chicks have also been awarded six Billboard Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and numerous Country Music Association Awards among many other awards and accolades.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.