Coronavirus: Willie Nelson postpones Tennessee concert due to COVID-19 case in band

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Country music legend Willie Nelson’s concert in Tennessee on Friday night was postponed due to an unnamed member of the band testing positive for COVID-19.

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In an announcement on the FirstBank Amphitheater’s Instagram account and website, the concert headlined by Willie Nelson and Family in Franklin was rescheduled to June 19.

The positive test also impacts Saturday’s concert date in Brandon, Mississippi, The Tennessean reported. Nelson, 89, was also forced to cancel his appearance at the New Orleans Jazz Fest on Sunday, according to the newspaper.

The name of the band member who tested positive for COVID-19 was not released.

Nelson is set to resume touring on May 27, according to The Tennessean.

Charley Crockett and Drayton Farley, who were also slated to appear with Nelson’s band, will return on June 19 for the rescheduled concert, WTVF reported.

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Nelson’s older sister, Bobbie Nelson, died in March at the age of 91.

Willie Nelson shared a Facebook post in January 2021, where he received a COVID-19 shot at a drive-through facility in Texas.

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