Chris Stapleton Postpones Several Shows Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As the United States and countries around the world continue to try to stop the spread of COVID-19, the novel…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 12, 2020


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As the United States and countries around the world continue to try to stop the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, Chris Stapleton has postponed several concerts.

The superstar shared the update with fans via social media, assuring them that “the health & well-being of our families & communities is our number one priority.”

The following Chris Stapleton shows have been postponed, according to his Facebook post.

March 12 – Austin, TX – Frank Erwin Center
March 14 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Field
March 20 – Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast Coliseum
March 21 – Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC

Stapleton shared that he and his wife Morgane are “deeply sorry” for the inconvenience and promised to share the new dates with fans soon.

Several festivals, tours and shows have been affected by the coronavirus. Just minutes before Stapleton’s announcement, Dan + Shay revealed plans to reschedule their entire spring tour. Zac Brown Band did the same earlier this week.

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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.