Luke Combs Quarantined With COVID, Replaced By Old Dominion And Kane Brown On The CMT Music Awards

Luke Combs playing a guitar
Zack Massey

Talk about a double dose of bad news.

Unfortunately, Luke Combs will no longer be performing on the CMT Music Awards this year after apparently testing positive for COVID.

According to Country Now, Luke was scheduled to tape his performance for the awards show (that nobody watches) today, but the company that was handling tickets for the performances announced that he will no longer be appearing because he is “quarantined with COVID.”

“Unfortunately Luke Combs won’t be with us tomorrow. He is quarantined with COVID. He’s bummed to miss seeing everyone!”

Luke has yet to comment, so it’s not entirely clear whether he’s quarantined due to having COVID himself or whether he’s just quarantined due to being exposed, but “with COVID” makes it sound like Luke has tested positive.

But the announcement also contained some more bad news: Luke’s spot on the awards show is now going to be filled by a performance from Old Dominion and Kane Brown.

Talk about a downgrade.

The CMT Music Awards will air April 11 on CBS and Paramount+.

Hopefully Luke recovers quickly and is able to get back out there soon, because he’s currently putting the finishing touches on his next studio album. And while so far there’s been no confirmation of a release date for LC3, Luke’s hinted that the album is close to being ready for us to hear:

And he also recently performed over in London for the C2C Festival, where he brought out Ed Sheeran for this kickass live version of “Dive.”

Get well soon Luke. We need you now more than ever.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock