New Norwegian Government Policy Forces Cancellation of Brett Young Concert

They say “the show must go on,” but that’s not the case for tonight’s Brett Young’s concert in Oslo, Norway….


Lauren Jo Black

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March 11, 2020


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Brett Young; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

They say “the show must go on,” but that’s not the case for tonight’s Brett Young’s concert in Oslo, Norway.

The “Catch” singer took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message with his Norwegian fans, informing them that he will be unable to perform in Oslo as originally planned.

“Hey guys, due to a last minute government decision, tonight’s show in Oslo is unable to happen,” he captioned the social media post. “Refunds are available at the point of purchase.”

The singer/songwriter also apologized and promised to return to the country when he could.

“We are so sorry that we didn’t get to perform for you tonight, but we hope to be back very soon,” he wrote.

Young was scheduled to perform at Parkteatret Scene in Oslo, Norway, however, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, the Norwegian government made the decision to cancel or postpone large planned events, such as concerts and sporting events. The decision was made after the Nordic country reported its first untraced cases of coronavirus, signaling that community spread was taking place.

While overseas, Young is also scheduled to take part in the C2C Festival. He currently has shows scheduled in Glasgow, United Kingdom (3/13), Dublin, Ireland (3/14) and London, United Kingdom (3/15).

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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.