Jimmie Allen is bowing out of tonight’s CMA Awards performance due to illness, just hours before the broadcast begins.
“I was looking forward to performing with my friends @zacbrownband and @realmarcusking at the @CountryMusic Awards, unfortunately I’m under the weather and won’t be able to,” the American Idol and DWTS alum wrote on Twitter. “I look forward to watching them and the other performers tonight.”
I was looking forward to performing with my friends @zacbrownband and @realmarcusking at the @CountryMusic Awards, unfortunately I’m under the weather and won’t be able to. I look forward to watching them and the other performers tonight.
— Jimmie Allen (@JimmieAllen) November 9, 2022
Jimmie, Marcus King and and Zac Brown Band (Zac Brown, Coy Bowles, Clay Cook, Daniel de los Reyes, Matt Mangano, Jimmy De Martini, Chris Fryar, John Driskell Hopkins and Caroline Jones) were originally scheduled to perform the band’s single “Out in the Middle,” released earlier this year on their The Comeback album.
Other performers scheduled to perform tonight include Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Pearce, Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Lainey Wilson, Brothers Osborne, The War and Treaty, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, HARDY, Cody Johnson, Elle King, The Black Keys, Ashley McBryde, Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Pillbox Patti, John Osborne, Thomas Rhett, Katy Perry, Cole Swindell, Chris Stapleton, Patty Loveless and Morgan Wallen.
Check out all the performance details HERE and HERE. Jimmie is the opener on Carrie Underwood’s The Denim & Rhinestones Tour. Carrie will kick off the 2022 CMA Awards alongside Reba McEntire and Miranda Lambert. The trio will pay tribute to the late country icon, Loretta Lynn.
Presenters include Mookie Betts, BRELAND, Jessica Chastain, Jordan Davis, Sarah Drew, Cole Hauser, Tyler Hubbard, Wynonna Judd, Lady A, Rex Linn, Little Big Town. Parker McCollum, Reba McEntire, Ben and Erin Napier, Jeannie Seely, Michael Shannon, Lainey Wilson.
The CMA Awards air tonight (Nov 9) on ABC at 8 pm ET/PT. Hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, the show will broadcast live from Nashville.