COVID-19 Won’t Stop Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Fans

Chris Stapleton

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – County Health officials are urging everyone to avoid large crowds in order to avoid the potential spread of Coronavirus Covid-19.

Despite the warning, about 7,500 country music fans packed the American Bank Center for Wednesday night’s Chris Stapleton concert.

It’s one of the venue’s largest concerts of the year and the American Bank Center took several precautions before the big show.

According to a spokesperson for the American Bank Center, employees deep cleaned the entire building before the concert and set up several hand sanitizer stations around the venue.

Management also made sure their staff was healthy.

Several concertgoers said since there aren’t any confirmed Coronavirus Covid-19 cases in the Coastal Bend, they weren’t worried.

“I have no concerns,” Janet Lowe said, “We’re not gonna touch our face, not cough, wash our hands. We know all of the suggestions.”

Meanwhile, the next big concert coming to town is the “Cody Johnson and Friends Spring Break on the Coast” Concert Saturday at Concrete Street Amphitheater.

According to General Manager Mark Schaberg, it’s the first show of the season and there are no plans to cancel it. Read more. 

Academy of Country Music to still hold awards show in Vegas

March 12, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Academy of Country Music said its April 5 awards show will still go on at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but officials are monitoring the spread of the coronavirus.

The show announced Wednesday that host and reigning ACM entertainer of the year, Keith Urban will perform on the show, airing live on CBS, as well as nominee Miranda Lambert with Lindsay Ell, Caylee Hammack, Elle King, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes.

The ACM said in a statement:

“We are closely monitoring the situation along with the MGM team, who are in continuous contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Southern Nevada Health District, and other agencies and experts for guidance.

“We will take every precaution to ensure the safety of our artists, staff, crew, guests and attendees.” 

For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. Read more. 

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