MORE POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS DUE TO TRAGEDY
Due to the President's declaration that today is a National Day of Prayer and Remembrance, the WB Network will not air the premiere of Reba McEntire's sitcom "Reba." New broadcast dates are scheduled to be announced next week. Also, Reba's scheduled chat on AOL -- originally set for Friday -- is also postponed and will be rescheduled in the next few weeks.
Clint Black's free concert at the Smirnoff Music Centre in Dallas, Texas scheduled for September 15 has been postponed.
"Until we have recovered the missing from the rubble, we feel that our celebration of music should be on hold," said Clint. "This is a time for us to show our respect for the victims of this terrible tragedy, and in our minds performing doesn't do that."
The rescheduled concert will be renamed the "Freedom for All" Concert. "We have the power to bring freedom throughout the world, and the fight for freedom is knocking at our door," said Clint. "When we have turned the last stone in New York City in our recovery efforts, we will raise up our voices and celebrate the good fight that must come so that the casualties of this war did not die in vain."
The original tickets sold will be honored at the event, rescheduled for Friday, September 28.
A Nashville radio station has put together a mix of audio clips from news broadcasts merged with Jo Dee Messina's song "Bring On the Rain."
Jo Dee says that the song was about personal heartache when she first recorded it, but now it's about much more. "To have this song be a part of all of us uniting, feeling and connecting is a massive deal," she said.
Trisha Yearwood's concerts have been postponed for the next coming week.
Dates and locations of the postponed concerts are: San Rafael, CA (9/14), Reno, NV (9/15), Kelseyville, CA (9/16), Portland, OR (9/18), Seattle, WA (9/19) and Spokane, WA (9/20). More information on the rescheduling of these dates will be forthcoming.
Lee Ann Womack was scheduled to perform a concert in Boston on Tuesday, but due to the events of the day, it was canceled.
As she was leaving the city, a stranded cowboy asked for a ride. The cowboy? Hank Williams Jr. When Womack heard that fellow singers Sons of the Desert were also without a ride, she headed to Harrisburg PA to pick them up as well. "You look out for people out here," said Womack. "I'm sure others would do the same for me."
Speaking of being stranded, Tracy Byrd and his wife Michelle remain in Honolulu, Hawaii due to Tuesday's terrorist attacks. The couple were celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary and were due back today, but now don't know when they will be able to return home. "We just performed at the World Trade Center on August 16 and events like this are mind boggling and put into perspective real quick the fragility of human Life," said Byrd. "My prayers are with our country and with President Bush and his staff that we'll take the right steps to give the ones responsible for this what they deserve."
In Canada, Canadian Country Music Association artists gathered together for a vigil and concert at Calgary's Jubilee Auditorium to show their support for the victims of Tuesday's attacks in New York and Washington D.C.
Among the artists attending the vigil were Carolyn Dawn, Michelle Wright, Paul Brandt, Jason McCoy and The Wilkinsons.
The event was held on Wednesday night, with 3 to 4 thousand people in attendance, according to artist manager Scott Siman. "People made donations of goods and money to the Red Cross," said Siman. "They closed with a group sing of 'Will The Circle Be Unbroken'. It was a phenomenal outpouring of support from the Canadian Country Music industry, and I feel blessed to have been here and been a part of it. I salute all those who gave of their time and talent."