“The safety of my fans, my band and crew is always my number one priority."
Carly Pearce was forced to cancel her Jammin in Jeff show in Jeffersonville, Indiana, due to severe weather conditions. A free concert, the event was cancelled while fans were reportedly already waiting in the venue.
“Hey y’all. I was so looking forward to my Jammin in Jeff performance tonight in Jeffersonville. As I’m sure many of you have already seen, there are inclement and severe weather forecasts for the area developing,” Pearce wrote on social media on 2 July.
“The safety of my fans, my band and crew is always my number one priority. As a result, it’s become clear that performing tonight will not be possible. Please stay safe, and I can’t wait to see you all again soon”.
Robert B Morrison Jr, a member of Pearce’s crew, praised her decision to call off the show, thanking her for “considering the safety of all your fans, as well as those of us who make the shows happen. It is truly appreciated!”
However, the City Of Jeffersonville, Indiana’s social media was unhappy with the concert being cancelled on short notice.
A spokesperson for the city officials in Jeffersonville, Indiana, also claimed that Pearce refused to go on stage early, writing, “Unfortunately, Carly Pearce refused the city’s request for her to take the stage early as [a] way to avoid any threat of severe weather and more importantly, so the show could safely happen. The city is disappointed in Carly Pearce’s decision.”
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Some fans were frustrated as the show was cancelled before the rain came, while others were thankful that Pearce acted affirmatively.
Last month, Countrytown named Pearce and Chris Stapleton’s collaborative track, We Don’t Fight Anymore, as Best New Music.
Pearce said about the supersized duet, “This song embodies a place that I think, if we are honest with ourselves, we’ve all felt at some point in a relationship.
“The distance that feels heartbreaking, yet you’re also indifferent. I’ve always been a writer who never wanted to shy away from the “uncomfortable” moments in all of our lives, and this song feels too important not to share.”
Hey y’all. I was so looking forward to my Jammin in Jeff performance tonight in Jeffersonville. As I’m sure many of you have already seen, there are inclement and severe weather forecasts for the area developing. The safety of my fans, my band and crew is always my number one…— Carly Pearce (@carlypearce) July 1, 2023