Kenny Chesney Will Not Attend CMA Awards Due to Family Death

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According to the Country Music Association, Kenny Chesney will no longer be able to attend tonight’s CMA Awards due to a family death.

“CMA Musical Event of the Year winner & Entertainer of the Year nominee Kenny Chesney will be unable to appear on tonight’s telecast due to a death in the family,” they posted in a Tweet.

Kenny took to Instagram to share his pride over his early CMA win after he and David Lee Murphy were honored with the Musical Event of the Year for “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” DLM’s first No. 1 hit since “Dust on The Bottle” in 1995.

“Sometimes you hear songs and they just feel good. Occasionally one of the ones that feels good says something that people are needing to hear. That’s how I felt about “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” the moment I heard it. Being able to be part of David Lee Murphy’s song was awesome. Proud today,” he said.

No other details regarding the death in his family have been released. Our thoughts are with Kenny Chesney and family at this time.

Colleen Matthews
Raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Colleen grew up cheering on the Razorbacks, fishing with her dad, learning about southern hospitality from her mom, and enjoying the best of The Ozarks. When she's not writing, she's likely spoiling her black lab, playing pranks on her husband, chasing around her nieces and nephews, or rearranging her house.

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