Eric Church wrapped up his Gather Again Tour last night in Madison Square Garden. Unfortunately, one very important member of his band couldn’t be there: his incredible backup singer, Joanna Cotten.
Joanna announced that she was heartbroken to have to miss the stop in NYC after testing positive for COVID for a second time on this tour:
“Well friends, it’s heartbreaking for me to tell you that I have covid for the second time and have got to sit this one out.
As you can imagine, I’m devastated. But I will be there in spirit. Waving, prancing from side to side on that stage, watching my brothers in awe while they play their hearts out and supporting the main man, Chief, like I have so many times in the last 8 years.
So from my heart to yours…here’s my final Gather Again tour bow. You the fans, are the ones that have kept me going. With all my heart, I love y’all.”
Well it was the final stop of the tour, so you know Eric had a few tricks up his sleeve. And he called up another country music superstar, Ashley McBryde, to fill in for the show.