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Coronavirus Resources & Reactions

Country radio, industry leaders and artists continue to find new ways to do business and support the country audience as the number of cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise.

The Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB) has launched a new online section focused on the current market conditions. Populated with various tools radio sellers and marketers can use immediately, the new section, "Business Unusual: Best Practices For When It's Not Business As Usual," includes pertinent articles and blogs, social media campaign materials, relevant research studies, creative resources and additional marketing and training tools RAB members can use and share with advertising clients. Find the section here.

Additionally, the RAB's Radio Mercury Awards, previously scheduled for June 4, have been moved to Oct. 6 at Sony Hall in New York City. Call for entry remains open and will be extended until Aug. 3. Details here.

Music Health Alliance (MHA) has prepared a COVID-19 and tornado relief resource guide for members of the music industry who find themselves uninsured or under-insured during this time. The relief plan and database of solutions is based on immediate needs within the MHA mission. See the resource guide here.

Pearl's Garth Brooks has rescheduled two upcoming The Stadium Tour dates, moving his Charlotte, NC stop from May 2 to June 13 and his Cincinnati show from May 16 to June 27. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Details here.

Milwaukee's Summerfest 2020, originally set for June 24-July 5, has been rescheduled for Sept. 3-5, 10-12 and 17-19. Country acts previously slated to perform include Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton and Marty Stuart. Previously purchased festival tickets will be honored for the new dates. Check for additional updates here.

Among those migrating to social media platforms while practicing social distancing are:

  • Big Yellow Dog Music (BYDM) has started a #BYDCouchConcert livestream series on Instagram featuring writers and artists from the BYDM family. Follow along with the series here.
  • Valory's Justin Moore will chat live with fans and debut his "Why We Drink" video tonight (3/24) at 5pm CT via YouTube. Watch here.
  • Forever WGTY/York, PA PD Scott Donato kicks off a new Instagram Live series, Instagram Island, tonight (3/24) at 6pm CT with Stoney Creek's Jimmie Allen. Triple Tigers' Scotty McCreery follows at 6:30pm CT. Watch here.
  • Warner Music Nashville's Randall King will host a Q&A via Instagram Live tonight (3/24) at 6pm CT here.
  • Sea Gayle's CJ Solar will join WGGC/Bowling Green, KY tonight (3/24) at 7pm CT via Facebook Live here and will host his own Way Back Wednesday tomorrow (3/25) at 7pm CT here.
  • Pretty Damn Tough/Reviver's Josh Abbott will join KJKE/Oklahoma City via Facebook Live tomorrow (3/25) at 11am CT here.
  • Reviver's Tenille Arts will be the guest on WWKA/Orlando's Facebook page tomorrow (3/25) at 2pm CT here.
  • Wide Open/Records/Arista's Matt Stell will host a weekly Instagram Live series, Penned Up, beginning tomorrow (3/25) at 8pm CT. The first installment will include performances from Stell, Lindsay Ell, Hardy and Jameson Rodgers here.
  • Hunter Hayes is starting a new YouTube series, In The Lab, releasing a new episode every Tuesday for the next four weeks, beginning today (3/24). Sessions will range from 12 to 15 minutes, and Hayes will build arrangements in real time for each installment. Watch here.
  • Triple Tigers' Scotty McCreery will be taking over multiple stations' Facebook pages in the coming days, including WGH/Norfolk, VA tomorrow (3/25) at 12pm CT here; WRNS/Greenville, NC tomorrow (3/25) at 12:20pm CT here; and WGNA/Albany, NY March 25 at 2:20pm CT here.
  • Stoney Creek's Jimmie Allen will go live across Instagram, Facebook and YouTube March 26 at 4pm CT to perform a full-band set. Watch here.
  • Warner/WEA's Ingrid Andress will celebrate the release of her album, Lady Like, March 27 at 2pm CT via Instagram Live here.

And, finally, MCA's Kip Moore is spreading kindness around Nashville like confetti. In addition to fronting a $5,000 open tab at East Nashville's Wild Cow restaurant, he has also donated an additional $2,000 to the eatery's staff.