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Jimmie Allen has backed out of his CMA Performance tonight because he is feeling “under the weather.” Allen was initially scheduled to perform with Marcus King and The Zac Brown Band. 

He posted to Twitter today (11/9), “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.”

Allen did not share any additional details about his condition, and the Country Music Association has not yet commented on the news. His post was met with many comments. 

Kix Brooks responded, “Feel better soon, Jimmie!” Several fans also responded, including one who wrote, “Oh no! Prayers for a speedy recovery.”

The Zac Brown Band performance is one of many star-studded collaborations scheduled for the show. The show will also see collaborations of original songs from Kelsea Ballerini, Kelly Clarkson, and Carly Pearce (“You’re Drunk, Go Home”), Hardy and Lainey Wilson (“Wait in the Truck”), Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry (“Where We Started”) and more.

Just last week, the CMA announceadditional performances that included: 

The following performances were announced last week:

  • Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Luke Combs will perform “The Kind of Love We Make.”
  • Cody Johnson will sing “‘Til You Can’t.”
  • Elle King and The Black Keys will be covering “Great Balls of Fire” in honor of recent Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • Brothers Osborne and The War and Treaty will sing “It’s Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It).”
  • Ashley McBryde will cover the Everly Brothers/Linda Ronstadt hit “When Will I Be Loved” with Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Pillbox Patty, and John Osborne.
  • Thomas Rhett and Katy Perry are teaming up for their duet “Where We Started.”
  • Cole Swindell will perform his Jo Dee Messina-inspired “She Had Me at Heads Carolina.”
  • Kentucky natives Chris Stapleton and Patty Loveless will perform “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive.”
  • A special performance from six-time CMA winner and Country Music Hall of Famer Reba McEntire.

They will join previously announced performers Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, HARDY, Marcus King, Miranda Lambert, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson, and Zac Brown Band.

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