On Tuesday, Country Music Association officials canceled the annual CMA Fest event due to concerns regarding the novel coronavirus. The Metro Nashville Public Health Department reported Tuesday at least 541 cases of COVID-19 in Davidson County, an increase from 443 cases reported Monday.
CMA Fest, one of the largest country music events in the world and a summer staple in downtown Nashville, was scheduled for June 4-7.
The event returns June 10-13, 2021.
"Whether you planned to attend CMA Fest for the first time, or you have attended many times throughout the last 48 years, we know how special this festival is for country music fans around the globe and that many will be disappointed by this decision," a statement from CMA read.
The CMA followed guidance from federal, state and local official in coming to the decision, organizers said.