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Country Music Stars and the entire country music industry and country music fans seem to be some of the first to show up to lend a helping hand, a voice and a song to get all of us through these tough times.
Some of your favorite country stars are live streaming performances, answering your questions, revealing what they are doing to pass the time while social distancing and giving a message of hope to the rest of us.
Find audio below as well as some recent social posts.
To download previously posted audio, click here.
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) April 23, 2020
*Watches Tiger King for the third time* pic.twitter.com/MG7ca8OQkw
— Travis Denning (@Travis_Denning) April 23, 2020
In these uncertain and uneasy times, this picture is a gift – a reminder of what is real & true & pure. My mama recently taught Daisy how to make her dearly loved tea cakes, a favorite of everyone in our family. Both Mama & Daisy have on aprons that belonged to my mama’a mama. pic.twitter.com/72KwFrJS5X
— Kimberly Schlapman (@ohgussie) March 22, 2020
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but if your best friend says to QUARANTINE your emotions, eat cheesecake for breakfast like me. Know that you DESSERT better & treat yo self. I nominate @lindsayell @jakeowen @JonPardi #IfIWasMyBestfriend #StayHomeDontTextUrEx #Unreleasedsong pic.twitter.com/a5JMwmwSv4
— Lauren Alaina (@Lauren_Alaina) April 19, 2020
Reba McEntire (message and thoughts during COVID-19) OC: …I know I sure will. 1:50
“Our Mama, Jacqueline McEntire, passed away March the 14th of this year, and so my two sisters and brother and I have been really busy here in Oklahoma taking care of her estate and Daddy’s estate, he passed away five years ago. So, we’ve been making sure we get everything separated and divided up amongst us. It’s been healing, sad, hmmm, we’ve found so many fun, wonderful things that we’d never seen before — letters from Daddy to Mama, pictures that I don’t know why she hadn’t shown us but we hadn’t seen ’em before. Mama had put ’em in a box in her closet. So, it’s really neat to see those things and oh, memory lane and so emotional, but gosh, we had a blast. It’s been so wonderful to get to stay with my sister in Chockie, Oklahoma with her and her husband Mark, Susie and Mark. We’ve just had the best time. Some people are in cities with millions, and we’re just here in this little bitty town in Chockie. There might not be more than 14 people here. It’s been a great time of rest, relaxation, meditation, getting to know your family better, my family. I’ve totally enjoyed it. My heart goes out to those peoople who did get sick during the Coronavirus. My heart goes out to the ones who have lost loved ones and family members and friends, but like the song says ‘What If,’ I think it’s really joined us together and made us a tightknit bunch. We’ll survive. We’ll go on, and I think we’ll love deeper, appreciate more and come out stronger at the end. I know I sure will.”
Jon Pardi (what he’s been doing) OC: …know what I’m saying? :27
“How I’m doing with social distancing? Well, I’ve got my country distancing, and I’ve been working on the land, praying for the sun and no more rain in Tennessee. I mean it’s just so rainy. I haven’t really gotten to see my family or anything, because everybody’s so far apart, but I’m hanging in there. Trying to write some music, watching TV, Netflix and stuff, so it’s been fun, getting back to my inner self, powering up the soul, know what I’m saying?”
Jon Pardi (favorite show on Netflix) OC: …overdubbed. :09
“My favorite show on Netflix right now is ‘The Money Heist.’ It’s originally in Spanish but overdubbed in English. It’s very good, even though you can tell that it’s overdubbed.”
Jon Langston (what he’s been doing) OC: …as possible. :09
“Lately I’ve been turkey hunting a little bit and playing outside with my dog and trying to get outside in the yard and get as much done around the house as possible.”
Caylee Hammack (what she’s been doing) OC: …stuck at home. :25
“Hey y’all-this is Caylee Hammack, and the way I have dealt with social distancing is I have just really dove into all of the books I’ve bought over the past year that I’ve not been able to read and I haven’t caught up with. I have been gardening like crazy And really just cleaning and reorganizing my house and trying to make the best out of being stuck at home.”
Brandon Lay (fave hobbires) OC: …'”
“Hey y’all, I’m Brandon Lay. My favorite hobbies are plaing basketball, working on tractors and listening to Fleetwood Mac.”
Brandon Lay (what he’s been doing) OC: …take advantage of. :33
Brandon Lay (message to fans) OC: …before you know it. :23