Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood postpone July 7 Facebook concert, announce two-week coronavirus quarantine
It is understood that a close member of their camp had been infected and they wanted to follow all necessary health and safety protocols to minimize the risk of infection
The beloved power couple of country music, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood have now canceled a Facebook concert slated for July 7 amid fears that the coronavirus pandemic had spread to their home turf. Although Garth and Trisha themselves had not caught the potentially deadly Covid-19 virus, it is understood that a close member of their camp had been infected and they wanted to follow all necessary health and safety protocols to minimize the risk of infection. Accordingly, the reigning king and queen of Nashville announced that they would be waiting out the requisite two-week quarantine period before emerging out into the public eye. It was also revealed that Tuesday's Facebook concert, titled the Garth Request Live 2 acoustic show will be postponed to a later date.
Garth posted the following update on his social media accounts on July 6: "Out of an abundance of caution, Garth Brooks is moving his and Trisha Yearwood's July 7th Facebook concert to a later date and postponing Inside Studio G for 2 weeks." The statement then continued, "While Garth and Trisha are fine, the Garth/Trisha camp has possibly been exposed to the Covid-19 virus. To be smart about this, they are all quarantining for 2 weeks and thank everyone for their concern -Team Garth & Team TY [Trisha Yearwood]."
This comes as a blow to many country music fans, since Garth and Trisha's frequent live-streamed musical performances during the ongoing coronavirus era have brought some much-needed entertainment, hope and cheer to millions of their fans worldwide. The couple has hosted a variety of concerts and "Inside Studio G" performances on Facebook Live and other platforms like CBS in recent months, to widespread acclaim and unprecedented view counts. One of their March stay-at-home concerts (featuring a sublime rendition of Lady Gaga's 'Shallow' among other glorious covers) even caused Facebook Live to crash repeatedly as over 3.4 million viewers tuned in to watch. And in May, the country duo even performed at the celebrated Grand Ole Opry, keeping the historic venue's 90-year-streak of weekend live performances intact.
Although disappointed, fans of the couple were being incredibly supportive on social media. One fan posted, "Stay safe, stay well, fight like hell. Take all the time you need. Love you all." Another supporter tweeted, "Be safe and wear your masks!! Thanks for modeling sensible and responsible behavior."
Other longtime listeners were getting emotional, as they admitted, "Hearing this makes me cry & I just want both of you stay safe & healthy! Love you!" A fan also attempted to keep their spirits up by joking, "Did y’all get it by eye contact? Y’all both have a pretty drawing gaze in this Netflix documentary [The Road I'm On]."
However, the majority of fans were sending their warmest regards: "Best wishes to the individual or individuals that you referred to in your camp! Tons of prayers!". Another Garth and Trisha fan's tweet read "Hope everyone is well. I’m looking forward to the acoustic show with you and the queen - stay safe and well!"
Another fan concluded, "Hope everyone on team G&T remains healthy and safe. Hopefully, we will see y’all in a couple of weeks. We miss and love ya!"