Country music recording artist Justin McCormick is one of many high school seniors whose final semester came to an unexpected end as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the class of 2020 country artist from South Bend released a heartfelt tribute song and video called “Can’t Take That,” not only for his fellow classmates, but for all seniors everywhere facing similar circumstances.
“As a member of the class of 2020, I know how hard this has been,” said McCormick. “It’s important to try and remember all of the good memories during a time like this.”
Normally working in Nashville, McCormick’s travels have been sidelined by the country’s lockdown. Using Zoom, he co-wrote the song with fellow Nashville songwriter Doug Kahan. For the song’s video, the football field at his alma mater St. Joseph High School served as the location, along with submitted photos he received using social media from seniors throughout the country.