Gabby Barrett Backs Out of 2021 CMT Music Awards Performance

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Gabby Barrett will not perform on the 2021 CMT Music Awards, set to air tonight (June 9), as previously announced. The American Idol 2018 alum shared the news, citing “personal circumstances,” on social media.

“Still thinking back to last year’s CMT Music Awards performance and my very first award win.” Gabby wrote on Instagram. “Such a special moment that I will never forget.”

The “I Hope” singer continued, “I’m really sad to share that because of personal circumstances I won’t be able to perform with @ladya and @carlypearce on Wednesday at the @cmt Music Awards! I’ll be rooting for you guys and all of the incredibly talented nominees and performers!” She ended the message, “So appreciate all of your support and will see yall on the road this summer :)”

According to BillboardLindsay Ell will take Gabby’s place in a collaborative show performance with Lady A and Carly Pearce.

Hopefully, everything is fine with Gabby, her husband Cade Foehner and baby girl Baylah May.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Additionally, country star Maren Morris is also pulling out of the event, due to a “scheduling conflict.” Instead, Ingrid Andress will team with Canadian pop star JP Saxe to perform “Line by Line.”

2021 CMT Music Awards Lineup

Superstars Kelsea Ballerini and Kane Brown share co-hosting duties tonight and will each take the stage for highly-anticipated performances, Ballerini alongside Paul Klein from LANY and Brown with fellow country star Chris Young.

Other powerhouse collaborations include BRELAND Mickey Guyton, Brothers Osborne + Dierks BentleyH.E.R. + Chris StapletonLauren Alaina + Jon PardiMickey Guyton Gladys Knight, Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram + Jon Randall and NEEDTOBREATHE + Carrie Underwood. 

Solo performances include Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett. Additionally, Blanco Brown, Dylan Scott, Hailey Whitters, Lainey Wilson, Niko Moon and Tenille Arts will perform as part of the Ram Trucks Side Stage

Presenters include Anthony Mackie, Brett Young, Busy Philipps, Carly Pearce, Dylan Scott, Gladys Knight, Iliza Shlesinger, Little Big Town, Michael Strahan, Mickey Guyton, Restless Road, Tennessee Titans’ Taylor Lewan and Trace Adkins, as well as CMT Hot 20 Countdown hosts Cody Alan, Katie Cook and Ashley ShahAhmadi.

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17 Comments

  1. Hopefully a divorce ,lol . Anyway , I hope all is ok with them . I thought it had to do with defending Morgan Wallen but Maren Morris dropped out too and she’s anti Wallen

  2. Does anyone feel this has something to do with her husband since she mentioned “personal”.

  3. Proof of a negative test isn’t proof of vaccination. I’ve never heard of anti-vaxxers refusing to get tested. Of course, it’s possible the test came back positive.

  4. If that really is the reason, as you said other events in the future might be a problem. I don’t know if tours/venues are requiring vaccinations or it’s up to the headliner, management, etc. Does anyone know? I know country A-lister Eric Church has taken the vaccine & is requiring all fans of his show to take the vaccine & show proof, but I assume he’s the outlier.

  5. Jason Aldean is gross.and I thought him cheating on his wife of 15 years for that girl from idol was bad

  6. Jason Aldean is gross.and I thought him cheating on his wife of 15 years for that girl from idol was bad

  7. It’s very possible maybe her or cade tested positive. The stuff some people start on the Internet is crazy. Or maybe whoever travels with them to help with the baby had something come up. I think her sister has been traveling with them and helping.

  8. It’s very possible maybe her or cade tested positive. The stuff some people start on the Internet is crazy. Or maybe whoever travels with them to help with the baby had something come up. I think her sister has been traveling with them and helping.

  9. I don’t know if it has anything to do with her husband. This awards show required all performers & attendees to get a COVID test & have a negative result. Cade & Gabby’s family has posted on social media previously about anti-vaxxing, beliefs about COVID, etc. This part is just a rumor or assumption going around, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the COVID requirement was the reason she didn’t show up considering her family’s known beliefs. The prior award shows had social distancing rules & masks, but not a proof of testing.

  10. Logical and even a somewhat testable hypothesis, since there could be other events with the same requirement in the future, which she could also have *personal* reasons to decline. ?

  11. I know it’s not proof of a vaccination. Just saying this was the only country awards/event show I’ve heard that required even a test. Also, there are known country artists who are anti-vaxxers such as Jason Aldean & his family who didn’t come to the awards. Aldean normally shows up every year & has a performance for this awards show. He also has a single in the Top 10 on the country charts & is an A-lister so it would make sense for him to at least be asked to perform. Again, these are assumptions/rumors. But it’s very curious to people that 2 big names who would be invited to show up/perform are anti-vaxxers & don’t come for a show that required testing when they showed up to other events. That’s why people are assuming. I’m not saying it’s necessarily true for them.

  12. If that really is the reason, as you said other events in the future might be a problem. I don’t know if tours/venues are requiring vaccinations or it’s up to the headliner, management, etc. Does anyone know? I know country A-lister Eric Church has taken the vaccine & is requiring all fans of his show to take the vaccine & show proof, but I assume he’s the outlier.

  13. Hard to say where the decision is made on that, with the Crazy-Quilt approach to public health we are dealing with right now. Vaccine and testing requirements could stem from the state, county, city or town where the venue is…the venue itself, the insurers of either the venue or the act, the managers…and probably last on the totem pole, the preference of the artist.

    It’s spooky how easy it would be to fall through the cracks in the security of that kind of system, unless a person actively sees to their own protection. ?

  14. Maren really did have a scheduling conflict. From social media, she was at a private event yesterday. I highly doubt she’s an anti-vaxxer from all the topics she’s posted about over the years.

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