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Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Cancels CMA Awards Performance

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Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line performs on stage during day 1 of 2019 CMA Music Festival on June 06, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.

CMA says its COVID-19 protocols are working

Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard has tested positive for COVID-19.

The country star took to Instagram on Sunday night (Nov. 8) to share a photo of his tour bus in his home's driveway. "Any ideas why I would have my tour bus parked in the drive way?" he asked his followers, and many guessed that he is quarantining after contracting the virus.

He followed up on Monday to confirm the speculation, revealing that he "Got the Rona."

"Asymptomatic. Quarantining on bus. Miss my family. Writing songs. Thankful," he continued. See the post here.

FGL was slated to perform at the CMA Awards this week but will no longer be doing so, making the group the second act to pull out of the show following a coronavirus diagnosis. Lee Brice also tested positive, and was scheduled to perform with Carly Pearce.

Florida Georgia Line is also nominated for vocal duo of the year.

The CMA issued a statement, below, Monday saying that its policy of testing artists before they come to rehearsals is working.

"As you may have heard, unfortunately Lee Brice and Tyler Hubbard both tested positive for COVID-19 and are unable to join us for the CMA Awards on Wednesday night," reads the statement. "Although this is incredibly disappointing, not only for the show but also for CMA personally as we care deeply for these artists and only want the best for them and their families, it does reassure us that our protocols are working.  Our process enabled us to manage each situation immediately and before either artist ever entered our set.  Most importantly, it prevented anyone else from being exposed.  We have been extremely diligent with our testing process in advance of anyone entering our footprint.  Every single person has been tested, and many will be tested repeatedly throughout the week.  This is in addition to wearing PPE and of course practicing social and physical distancing.  We have an incredible show planned and look forward to bringing the Country Music community together. However, our number one priority has been and will continue to be the safety of our artists, our crew and our staff.  That will never be compromised."

The 2020 CMA Awards,hosted by Reba McEntire and Darius Rucker, will air on ABC at 8 p.m. ET on Nov. 11.