Darius Rucker Performs Alone At CMAs After Lady A Cancels Due To COVID-19 Diagnosis

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The co-host of the 2020 CMA Awards, Darius Rucker took the stage tonight to perform his newest single “Beers and Sunshine.”

He was originally scheduled to perform the song with Lady A, however; they had to cancel at the last minute out of precaution once an immediate family member of theirs tested positive for the coronavirus.


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Can’t wait to be back on stage with some of our best friends! #CMAawards Nov 11 at 8/7c on ABC.

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The CMA’s marks the first time Darius performed his song, “Beers and Sunshine” live. The song was released on August 6, 2020, and debuted at #24 on Billboard Country Airplay chart, which is his highest debut song to date. Beating his song in 2012, “True Believers” that debuted at #26.


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You know what we all could use right now? #BeersandSunshine. Check out the new music video at the link in bio! ?☀️

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The 54th Annual CMA Awards aired live Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Like other award shows, the CMAs had to adjust how they did things this year to adhere to COVID-19 safety guidelines. There was no live audience, but country artists were able to attend the awards show in person, all distanced from each other.


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The CMA Awards were established in 1958 and was the very first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music. In 1967, the first CMA Awards Banquet and Show was held, and the following year it was broadcasted for the first time on television. It is the longest-running, annual music awards program on network television.

Watch Darius Rucker perform “Beers and Sunshine” at the 2020 CMA Awards below.