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Artists offer livestream shows

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in country shows being canceled, but artists are taking to the internet to play, including Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks.

Last night, Jake Owen went live from his garage for about 40 minutes, while Keith Urban also did his own gig with his wife, Nicole Kidman, part of the festivities. Earlier today, Abby Anderson, Tenille Townes and Eric Paslay did a three-way show.

Upcoming streams include:

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in country shows being canceled, but artists are taking to the internet to play, including Willie Nelson and Garth Brooks.

Last night, Jake Owen went live from his garage for about 40 minutes, while Keith Urban also did his own gig with his wife, Nicole Kidman, part of the festivities. Earlier today, Abby Anderson, Tenille Townes and Eric Paslay did a three-way show.

Upcoming streams include:

Riser House/Columbia's Mitchell Tenpenny will be joined by Meghan Patrick, Ryan Beaver, Earnest and others for a Whiskey Jam substitute, Risky Jam, tonight at 9 p.m. Central via Instagram Live.

Valory's Tyler Rich is kicking off his Rather Be Us Virtual Tour tonight at 8:30 p.m. Central on Instagram Live.

Following last night's Twitter performance, Big Loud's Jake Owen is taking to Instagram Live tonight at 7 p.m. Central for Live From The Tiki Tonk. "Tonight, I will crush '90s country songs," said Owen. "Requests welcome. And, to any of my artist buddies...feel free to hop on and join me and play some songs. Just remember, '90s country."

MCA's Jordan Davis will perform via Instagram Live tonight at 7 p.m. Central.

Triple Tigers' Russell Dickerson will host a Live RD Party! via Facebook Live tonight at 7 p.m. Central. Tune.

Foundry Records' Shenandoah will be joined by Michael Ray, Aaron Tippin, T. Graham Brown, Austin Merrill and Katie Austin for Keep The Music Playing tonight at 7 p.m. Central. The free concert event will be available via Facebook Live. Donations will be accepted with proceeds benefitting Middle Tennesseans who have been affected by COVID-19 and the recent tornadoes.

Big Machine's Ray Wylie Hubbard goes live via Facebook tonight at 7 p.m. Central.

Drake White will take to Instagram Live and Facebook Live tonight at 7 p.m. Central for an acoustic performance from Whitewood Hollow. Donations are welcome and can be made via Venmo.

Brandy Clark will play tonight at 6 p.m. Central via Facebook Live. She will also discuss her newly released album, "Your Life Is A Record," and talk about books she's reading.

RCA's Rachel Wammack will take to Instagram Live tomorrow at 4 p.m. Central for a performance.

Villa 40/Sony Music Nashville's Tyler Booth is planning a Facebook Live performance tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. Central

Following the postponement of his Luck Reunion, Willie Nelson will present 'Til Further Notice, a live-streamed event, tomorrow from 6-11 p.m. Central. The free event will include a digital tip jar to be divided equally and transparently among all performers.

Kalie Shorr's The Social Distancing Tour - Part 1 kicks off tomorrow. Access to the event is $5.99.

Wide Open/Records/Arista's Matt Stell will be joined by Chris Bandi and Ray Fulcher for an acoustic round March 20 at 7:30 p.m. Central. The Everywhere But (Actually) On Tour show will be available via Instagram Live.

Pearl's Garth Brooks will play a concert via his weekly Inside Studio G series on Facebook Live on March 23.

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