Lee Brice, who is a nominated for two 2020 CMA Awards for his duet with Carly Pearce “I Hope Your’e Happy” Now,” has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be performing on Wednesday’s (11/11) CMA Awards in Nashville.
Pearce and Brice are both nominated for their duet “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” in the categories musical event of the year and music video of the year.
A representative for Brice said today (11/8) that he is “in good spirits and not experiencing any symptoms.”
The Associated Press reports that Brice was tested ahead of the awards show, which will be broadcast on ABC from Nashville, Tennessee. A CMA spokesperson said Brice was tested and received his result before arriving onsite for any of show rehearsals or activities.
Although the show doesn’t have a normal audience of fans because of the pandemic, the CMA had promised to bring country stars together in one room for the awards show, while still physically distanced.
In a statement, Lee’s people said, “Lee would like to thank the CMAs and all of his incredible fans for his nominations and is wishing his fellow nominees an incredible evening celebrating the best of country music.”
Brice has not commented on his condition on any of his socials.