Jimmie Allen Cancels Performance After Feeling Sick


Jimmie Allen performs throughout CMA Fest 2022
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A change in plans. Hours earlier than the 56th annual Nation Music Affiliation Awards are slated to start, Jimmie Allen needed to cancel his look.

“I used to be wanting ahead to performing with my pals @zacbrownband and @realmarcusking on the @CountryMusic Awards, sadly, I’m beneath the climate and received’t have the ability to,” the “Down Residence” crooner, 37, tweeted on Wednesday, November 9. “I stay up for watching them and the opposite performers tonight.”

Whereas Allen didn’t disclose the character of his sickness, he was beforehand tapped to carry out a bunch quantity with the Zac Brown Band and Marcus King. The Dancing With the Stars alum and King, 26, had been set to accompany the nation band on their track “Out within the Center.”

“Oh no! Was wanting ahead to seeing you! Nicely, hope you get properly very quickly,” one social media person tweeted on Wednesday. One other added: “Awe shucks. Nicely, I hope you are feeling higher. Get some relaxation! Prayers despatched your approach!!”

Zac Brown Band, who earned a CMA nod for Vocal Group of the Yr, remains to be planning to carry out their newest hit however haven’t addressed how Allen’s absence will have an effect on the quantity or the “Wildflowers & Wine” crooner’s participation. The musical group — comprised of Zac Brown, Coy Bowles, Clay Cook dinner, Daniel de Los Reyes, Matt Mangano, Jimmy De Martini, Chris Fryar, John Driskell Hopkins and Caroline Jones — launched “Out within the Center” on the The Comeback album earlier this yr. Jones, 32, makes historical past within the group as the primary feminine musician within the band.

“Becoming a member of Zac Brown Band as an official member is the best honor of my profession to this point,” she advised Leisure Tonight earlier this month in a assertion. “To be validated not solely as a singer and songwriter, however as a musician and member of the household, means extra to me than I can put into phrases.”

Because the Zac Brown Band will attend the CMAs on Wednesday based on plan, they are going to be one in every of many anticipated performers to rock out the Bridgestone Area stage. Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood will open the awards present with a memorial tribute to Loretta Lynn, who died in October. Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, the 39-year-old American Idol champ and Lainey Wilson, for his or her elements, will take the stage to carry out a particular efficiency in honor of Alan Jackson, who earned the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 56th annual CMA Awards air dwell on ABC Wednesday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m. ET.