Gallery Additions: ACM Presents: Superstar Duets

Last night (April 18) Lady Antebellum took the stage with Brandy Clark for ACM Presents: Superstar Duets at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. You can check out 20+ high quality photos in the gallery now.

– Appearances & Events > 2015 > 04/18/15 – ACM Presents: Superstar Duets – Night 2 – Press Room
– Appearances & Events > 2015 > 04/18/15 – ACM Presents: Superstar Duets – Night 2 – Show

Lady Antebellum Added To ACM Awards List Of Performers

Official Site — The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced the next round of star-studded artists that will perform at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®.  Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Brooks & Dunn, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, plus special duets by Christina Aguilera with surprise artists as well as Nick Jonas with Dan + Shay have all been added to this year’s incredible lineup.  Brooks & Dunn will take the stage for a historic reunion in honor of the Academy’s golden anniversary, marking their first televised performance together since 2010.  The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  

These artists join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, plus Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell, the nominees for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s.

Ticket packages for the 50th ACM Awards are available NOW at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to the ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes, but as staging changes became final for the telecast, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards have been added.   Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, Instagram or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

Gallery Addition: The 41st Annual People’s Choice Awards

Last night, (January 07, 2015) Lady Antebellum attended the The 41st Annual People’s Choice Awards where they performed their current single Freestyle. They were also nominated and won their award for Favorite Country Group. You can check out 100+ high quality photos in the gallery. Huge thanks to Ashley for donating photos!

– Appearances & Events > 2015 > 01/06/15 – The 41st Annual People’s Choice Awards – Rehearsals
– Appearances & Events > 2015 > 01/07/15 – The 41st Annual People’s Choice Awards – Arrivals
– Appearances & Events > 2015 > 01/07/15 – The 41st Annual People’s Choice Awards – Press Room
– Appearances & Events > 2015 > 01/07/15 – The 41st Annual People’s Choice Awards – Backstage

Lady Antebellum To Perform At The People’s Choice Awards

CBS – The multiple award-winning group Lady Antebellum will perform live at PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2015, from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015 (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

“Music is such an important part of our show, and Lady Antebellum is the perfect addition,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “This show is for the fans and having this seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning band live on our stage will add an amazing element.”

Lady Antebellum recently released their fifth studio album, 747. This album spawned the platinum certified, chart-topping hit “Bartender,” and their new single “Freestyle” is quickly climbing the charts. They have sold more than 11 million albums worldwide, earned six Platinum singles, and reached #1 nine times on the country radio charts. Lady A won “Vocal Group of the Year” from both the “Country Music Awards” and the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” three years in a row (2009, 2010 and 2011). They just wrapped their headlining tour, “Take Me Downtown,” which included 80 cities in the United States and Canada. For more information and a full list of appearances, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

Tickets to the awards show are now available for fans to purchase through AXS.com. Media outlets can apply for credentials to cover the People’s Choice Awards at http://credentials.peopleschoice.com.

Gallery Additions: 48th Annual CMA Awards

I’ve added photos from the 48th Annual CMA Awards last night. Lady Antebellum didn’t come away with any awards, but they did perform Bartender and at the end Hillary joined The Doobie Brothers, Hunter Hayes, Jennifer Nettles, and Thomas Rhett for a performace of Listen To The Music. Thanks to Holly and Gabby for donating photos.

– Award Shows > 2014 > 11/05/14 – 48th Annual CMA Awards – Arrivals
– Award Shows > 2014 > 11/05/14 – 48th Annual CMA Awards – Show

First Look: 48th Annual CMA Awards

Here’s the first look of Lady Antebellum at the 48th Annual CMA Awards. Check back later for pictures.

– Award Shows > 2014 > 11/05/14 – 48th Annual CMA Awards – Arrivals

Gallery Additions: Sam’s Place, SESAC & ASCAP Awards

It’s CMA week and the members of Lady Antebellum are making their normal rounds before the ceremony. On (November 02, 2014) Hillary attended the first of six monthly concerts called Sam’s Place – Music For The Spirit at Ryman Auditorium, she then, attended the SESAC Awards in which she was among the winners for Most Performed Song Of The Year for Bartender. On (November 03) Charles and Dave along with their wives attended the ASCAP Country Music Awards. High quality photos have been added to the gallery from each event.

– Appearances & Events > 2014 > 11/02/14 – Sam’s Place – Music For The Spirit – Backstage
– Appearances & Events > 2014 > 11/02/14 – Sam’s Place – Music For The Spirit – Show
– Award Shows > 2014 > 11/02/14 – 2014 SESAC Nashville Awards – Arrivals
– Award Shows > 2014 > 11/02/14 – 2014 SESAC Nashville Awards – Inside
– Award Shows > 2014 > 11/03/14 – 52nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards – Arrivals

Lady Antebellum Talk New Single & Blurring Genre Lines

Rolling Stone — We’re the most rock & roll band in the universe right now,” proclaimed Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley sarcastically as he, dressed as a human beer barrel complete with beer stein headpiece, performed an acoustic version of the band’s chart-topping single “Bartender” at the song’s Halloween-themed Number One party Wednesday. At the City Winery in Nashville alongside bandmates Hillary Scott (in a glitter tophat) and Dave Haywood (sporting a shirtless version of Kelley’s outfit, with an additional mullet wig and glasses) as well as Scott’s young daughter, Eisele, in a pig costume, it certainly wasn’t the most rebellious, guitar-smashing moment in history. But the trio has been pushing boundaries of late — if not this very moment.

“We wanted the first two singles to be complete left turns,” a pre-costumed Kelley told Rolling Stone Country in an exclusive chat about “Bartender,” which topped the Country Airplay chart, and its wild follow-up single, “Freestyle.” “We had songs like those before, like ‘Love Don’t Live Here,’ but we’d kind of gotten away from it, and thought it was time to reel it back and inject more fun.”

“In the live show environment,” added Scott, “everything is outdoor, festival culture. So fun, uptempo songs are what people are gravitating towards.” The trio, who will preform at next week’s CMA Awards and have a shot at the Vocal Group of the Year trophy, will announce plans for their world tour soon — and their newfound, freewheeling spirit has transformed the band that came to prominence by belting booty-call ballads into one fit for dancing (it’s a quarter after one… and I’ll see you at the club!). So in a county environment that favors party anthems, did they feel pressure to turn it up a notch?

“Maybe,” Kelley answers, “But what we kept saying when we went in to record was that we didn’t want to follow any trends — but we did want to stay relevant. And how can you we stay relevant on our own terms and also stay true to the band?”

On 747, there are those moments — namely the power-ballad title track and introspective love song “One Great Mystery,” which Kelley assures will be the tone of the next single. “I pretty much can guarantee that the next one we put out will have a little bit more meat to it,” he says.

The trends they have embraced on this record — pop lines, aggressive beats — are hot enough topics on the country landscape, as artists like Florida Georgia Line and Sam Hunt toy with genre boundaries at the same time Sturgill Simpson erects them back up, and Taylor Swift flees Nashville for New York. But they’ve been victims of the “are they country enough” conversation for years, since their breakthrough single “Need You Now” took the Grammy Awards and the charts by storm.

“Since the beginning of country,” says Kelley, “they were debating on Kenny Rogers being too pop and then Rascal Flatts, too, but now you listen to Rascal Flatts and they sound like traditional country. In order for us as country artists to not be replicating the past and sound like we’re just piggy backing, we have to constantly push ourselves. And so the genre, just naturally, will always evolve.”

For all its playfulness, “Bartender,” co-written with Rodney Clawson, does infuse traditional country instrumentation — a core element of everything Lady Antebellum does, often led by Haywood’s vision. “We always like to have a steel guitar or a mandolin or banjo in there,” he said. “It’s always been our sound.”

“It doesn’t mean there isn’t always room for your George Straits and Josh Turners,” added Kelley before the band was whisked away to change into their costumes for the plaque presentation, “but there will be extremes all around. Genre lines are blurring.”