ATTACK ON AMERICA: UPDATES AND POSTPONEMENTS
With the events that have transpired over the last few days, many events have been either canceled or postponed. Candlelight vigils and group prayer meetings are in full force across America in churches and public venues. However, some television stations are resuming their normal broadcasting schedule in order to bring some semblance of normalcy back to the viewing public.
Reba McEntire's show, "Reba," will air as scheduled on the WB Network on Friday, September 14, at 9:00 p.m. EST.
President and CEO of Capitol Records in Nashville announced that Garth Brooks' press conference that was scheduled for Monday, September 17 at the Country Music Hall of Fame will be postponed and rescheduled at a more appropriate time. "We are United States citizens first and a record label second. Out of respect for the victims of today's tragedy we have decided to postpone our event. We know everyone joins our staff and our artists in remembering the victims and their families during this horrific time," he said.
Also postponed is the release of the single, "Beer Run," -- a duet between Garth Brooks and George Jones. Jones also canceled his 70th birthday party celebration that was supposed to take place at his home out of respect for the lives lost this week.
The celebrity golf tournament hosted by Diamond Rio had already started when the attack began on Tuesday. The tournament continued "in defiance of terrorism," and all of the participants gathered together for a moment of silence and a prayer.
Kenny Chesney was not in the World Trade Center when the attacks started -- although he was supposed to be. Chesney was scheduled to shoot the video for his song "The Tin Man," at the WTC, but at the last minute, BNA decided that his album was doing well enough on its own and didn't need a video to promote it further. "God works in mysterious ways," said Chesney in a statement released by his publicist.
On Wednesday, September 12, members of the Nashville music community joined together for prayer vigil in Centennial Park. Martina McBride sang the National Anthem at the gathering.