From a first-ever No. 1 on the Billboard charts and a historic pledge for gender parity to major name changes, joyful births and heartbreaking deaths, it’s been a busy year for country music. Join Wonderwall.com as we take a look at the genre’s biggest moments in 2020 starting with this drama… Split rumors hit duo Florida Georgia Line in November after fans noticed Tyler Hubbard and his wife stopped following Brian Kelley and his wife on Instagram. Many speculated that differing views about the presidential election and the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated issues between the country music stars.

Tyler has been very critical of President Donald Trump for several years and endorsed Joe Biden for president, while Brian implied to a fan that he supported Trump. Brian also predicted that COVID-19 restrictions would go away after the election, hinting at a conspiracy. Meanwhile, Tyler announced on Nov. 8 that he’d tested positive for COVID-19. Then came an announcement that seemed to pour water on breakup talk: On Nov. 16, the duo confirmed they’d inked a multiyear touring deal with Live Nation that could see concerts kick off as early as the summer of 2021.

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