If this coronavirus pandemic has taught us anything — other than proper hand-washing techniques and how to flatten the COVID-19 curve — it’s that live country music is good for all of our souls. Actually, it’s more than just good. It’s essential.
And it doesn’t even matter where it’s coming from. Stadiums, arenas, theaters, clubs and bars aren’t an option for live music right now, but that’s not stopping the country artists from playing for their fans any way they can. They’re keeping their social distance by performing wherever they are quarantined, and bringing the music to you wherever you are quarantined.
So it might be a barefooted Jake Owen broadcasting live from his Tiki Tonk, Luke Combs in his garage, Hailey Whitters (virtually) sharing songs and tequila, Keith Urban in his gear warehouse, Tim McGraw at his grand piano, Brad Paisley at home, Matt Stell from his living room, or Michael Ray from his couch. They’re all living proof that the music is what matters and what is still keeping us all connected.
And that’s the kind of connection that keeps us #AloneTogether.
Watch and/or re-watch some of the best impromptu concerts of week one of this stay-home season:
Live from the Tiki Tonk: Jake Owen
— Jake Owen (@jakeowen) March 18, 2020
Garage Sessions: Luke Combs
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Replay of my live video… Pumped I was able to play a couple of songs for y’all! Thankful technology allows us to connect like this and forget about everything that’s going on for a little while. Everyone stay safe and keep up with the World Health Organization (@who) for all of the latest: www.who.int (link in their bio) Songs performed: Fast Car (Tracy Chapman cover) – 1:00, When It's Raining (unreleased original) – 6:34, When It Rains It Pours (released original) – 10:50, Hurricane (released original) – 16:30
Happy Hour Jam: Hailey Whitters
At the Grand Piano: Tim McGraw
: Maggie McGraw pic.twitter.com/ifIC91o40B
— Tim McGraw (@TheTimMcGraw) March 18, 2020
Live from the Warehouse: Keith Urban
— Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) March 17, 2020
Taking Requests at Home: Brad Paisley
The Quarantine Sessions: Jordan Davis
Concert from the Couch: Michael Ray
Really missing playing for y’all on the road, so we’re going live tonight from my couch to hang out and play some songs. See y’all at 6pm CT. https://t.co/oyzStcFOk9 #concertfromthecouch pic.twitter.com/sjSRorOfUe
— Michael Ray (@Michaelraymusic) March 19, 2020
From His Living Room: Matt Stell