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'Garth & Trisha Live!' will re-broadcast due to massive viewer demand

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Earlier this week, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood staged a live concert from their home recording studio. Called Garth & Trisha Live!, the hour-long acoustic set list was constructed entirely from fan requests.

The special aired on CBS, an idea spawned from Garth and Trisha initially attempting to host a live concert over Garth’s live Facebook series, “Inside Studio G.”  Some 5.2 million viewers tuned in to watch, crashing the social media site.

Now, fan demand has inspired a repeat broadcast of the CBS special. Garth & Trisha Live! will re-air on Sunday, April at 10PM ET on CBS, featuring the superstar couple’s listener-selected blend of hits, duets and cover songs. 

Garth and Trisha are also taking the opportunity to help provide relief for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We’re seeing how big things can be when we all do them as one. In addition to the special, we and CBS will donate $1 million to charities to be determined, combating the COVID-19 virus,” the couple say.

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Kane Brown and John Legend debut 'Last Time I Say Sorry' video and chat with fans live

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Kane Brown and John Legend on Friday debuted the music video for their new duet, “Last Time I Say Sorry.” The two artists are co-directors on the project, and recorded footage from their homes while in self-quarantine amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Before dropping the new video, Kane made a virtual appearance on CBS This Morning to chat about the song. 

“It came pretty naturally. We just started talking about both of our relationships, and mainly the guys in a relationship, they’ll say sorry for something they did and then they’ll turn around and they’ll do it again,” Kane said. “Me and John were both like, ‘That’s the worst feeling in the world.’”

The singer adds that the subject matter was personal to both artists. 

“On my end, I wrote it for my wife, just saying that ‘I never wanna mess up,” he revealed. “I just wanna love you for the rest of my life and never have to tell you ‘sorry’ again.”

Kane and John will perform the song live for the first time during the ACM Presents: Our Country special this Sunday. The show will broadcast during the time slot of the postponed 2020 ACM Awards, airing at 8PM ET on April 5.

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Keith Urban’s quarantine includes board games, family time and lots of music

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ABC/Image Group LAKeith Urban is self-quarantined at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the singer says he’s making the most of the unexpected downtime. 

“It’s early days, still, in a lot of ways, but it’s been a very vibrant house,” Keith tells ET.

The singer’s household includes his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, and their two daughters: 11-year-old Sunday and 9-year-old Faith. In their house, family time means a whole lot of board games, like Apples to Apples, Uno, and What Do You Meme? 

Keith adds that the family is staying active, explaining that the time at home includes “a lot of music around the piano, dancing and getting out in our backyard.”

Fans have gotten to get a few peeks into the star’s more musical at-home pursuits, since Keith’s been live-streaming performances from home with help from Nicole. Like his musical peers, Keith misses performing live for his fans, but he appreciates having the ability to stay connected with virtual shows. 

“Country music is many things to many people, but the one thing I’ve always felt it is is community… Music is the great connector, so I’ve been elated to see so many at-home concerts,” Keith explains. “Everybody’s getting incredibly creative with how they can express and create and connect with everybody.”

Keith also recently released the music video for his new song, “God Whispered Your Name.”

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'Do your part, stay apart': Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher urge fans to practice social distancing

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ABC/Image Group LACarrie Underwood and her husband, former hockey pro Mike Fisher, are encouraging fans to practice social distancing in a new video shared to social media. The clip shows the couple at home, with Carrie showing her Music City pride with a shirt that reads “Spread love, it’s the Nashville way.”

“To help the health of our community, we’re asking everyone to stay at home as much as possible and practice social distancing,” Mike says.

“Working together, we can stop the spread of COVID-19,” Carrie adds, before the two say in unison, “Do your part, stay apart.” 

The COVID-19 pandemic has halted tours, festivals and events throughout the country music industry and beyond, in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Events such as the 2020 ACM Awards and more have been postponed to the fall as part of a larger effort to curtail the pandemic’s reach. 

‘90s hitmaker Joe Diffie died in late March after contracting COVID-19. Additionally, famed songwriter John Prine is currently hospitalized as he battles the virus.

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2020 CMT Awards moves to October amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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CMTThe 2020 CMT Awards, originally scheduled for June 3, will now take place on October 14. The postponement comes in light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as the tornadoes that ravaged middle Tennessee and Nashville in early March. 

“Our top priority this last month has been rebuilding our hometown of Nashville following the tornado and ensuring the safety of our fans, employees, artists and partners during the COVID-19 crisis,” CMT explained in a statement. 

The show is the latest in a long string of events, festivals and tours to be cancelled or postponed amid the pandemic. The ACM Awards, originally scheduled for April, are among the affected events, moving its annual show to September and opting instead to air a TV special called ACM Presents: Our Country in the award show’s original time slot. 

In late March, the COVID-19 virus claimed the life of ‘90s hitmaker Joe Diffie. Additionally, Americana giant John Prine is currently hospitalized with the virus.

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