Lady Antebellum will debut their latest single, ‘Bartender,’ during the ‘American Idol‘ finale on Wednesday (May 21).
The song, which is the first single from their upcoming album, is an uptempo tune about a woman who plans a night out to get over her broken heart.
“I think it’s always cool when you can capture what feels like a fun track where the lyrics are a little darker,” Charles Kelley says. “You really listen to the lyrics. It’s definitely a head-bobber, but then you kind of listen and you’re like, ‘Man, this girl is talking about literally drinking the pain away.’ I think those songs are cool when you can have that juxtaposition.”
“As a female, I love the fact that it’s not this song about her [saying], ‘My heart’s been broken, it’s so sad, he did me wrong.’ It’s not about going and rebounding with some other guy,” Hillary Scott adds. “She’s just going out with her friends and having a night to forget about what this dude just did to her. I love that as a woman, kind of taking the reins in a situation and getting over it in a fun way.”
The ‘American Idol’ finale will air Wednesday at 8PM ET on Fox.
The trio will also perform on Friday (May 23) in New York City, on the set of ‘Good Morning America,’ to kick off the show’s Summer Concert Series.
Last gallery update! After the ACM Awards Lady Antebellum took part in the ACM All-Star Salute To The Troops show. Thanks once again to Courtney who generously donated these photos. Check out over 60 high quality photos from this event in the gallery now!
- Appearances & Events > 2014 > 04/07/14 – ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops – Onstage
- Appearances & Events > 2014 > 04/07/14 – ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops – Offstage
I’d added these photos to the gallery a few weeks ago, but was never able to make a post until now. On (April 06) Lady Antebellum attended the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards with Stevie Nicks as their guests. I would like to thank Courtney for donating over 150 high quality photos from the event. Be sure to head on over to the gallery to check out the photos if you haven’t already.
- Award Shows > 2014 > 04/06/14 – 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards – Arrivals
- Award Shows > 2014 > 04/06/14 – 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards – Show
- Award Shows > 2014 > 04/06/14 – 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards – Backstage
Last month (April 02) Charles, Hillary, and Dave attended the Grammys On The Hill event at The Hamilton in Washington, DC. The group performed with members of Congress and recieved the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award. Check out 12 high quality photos in the gallery now!
- Award Shows > 2014 > 04/02/14 – Grammys On The Hill
Charles, Hillary, and Dave performed at CMT Upfront today (April 02) in New York City. I have added nine high quality photos to the gallery, be sure to check them out.
- Appearances & Events > 2014 > 04/02/14 – CMT Upfront
On (March 29) Lady Antebellum performed at the first ever iHeartRadio Country Festival In Austin, TX. The trio performed all their hits and posed on the red carpet before the show. They also did a short interview which you can view above. Check out 60+ high quality photos in the gallery.
- Appearances & Events > 2014 > 03/29/14 – iHeartRadio Country Festival In Austin – Onstage
- Appearances & Events > 2014 > 03/29/14 – iHeartRadio Country Festival In Austin – Offstage
Congratulations to UMG NASHVILLE SVP/Promotion ROYCE RISSER, CAPITOL NASHVILLE VP/Promotion STEVE HODGES and his entire promo team for scoring this week’s #1 single on the MEDIABASE Country singles charts with LADY ANTEBELLUM’s “Compass.”
This is the second #1 from the group’s “Golden” album, following the debut single, “Downtown,” which topped the charts in APRIL of last YEAR.