CMA Fest To Proceed As Scheduled

Amid growing concerns over COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, the Country Music Association released a statement about the upcoming 2020 CMA…

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 11, 2020

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Amid growing concerns over COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, the Country Music Association released a statement about the upcoming 2020 CMA Music Festival.

The CMA shared that the festival will proceed as planned for now and that they will continue to monitor the situation in the weeks leading up to CMA Fest. Festival organizers also said that they are committed to the health and safety of their “fans, artists and community.”

The 2020 CMA Music Festival is scheduled to take place in Nashville June 4-7. The CMA has not yet revealed which artists will perform at the festival.

The statement from the Country Music Association was released shortly after World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic.

Several major events have already been cancelled, including Coachella, Stagecoach, Tin Pan South and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. These events, however, were scheduled to take place much sooner than CMA Fest.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.