Lady Antebellum Talk ‘Bartender’ & Wanting To Win At The CMA Awards

The Tennessean — Lady Antebellum is not beating around the bush when it comes to their vocal group of the year nomination at the 48th annual CMA Awards — members want that trophy.

The CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena 7 p.m. Wednesday on ABC.

“It would be a big pat on the back if we could win that award again,” said trio member Charles Kelley. Lady Antebellum won vocal group of the year at the awards show in 2009, 2010 and 2011. “We’ve worked really hard, and I think that’s why (‘Bartender’ going) No. 1 is so sweet, because we really did have to push the reset button.”

Members made an effort to re-energize their sound and pick up the pace of the music on their new album, “747,” from which “Bartender” was the first single. The song’s success, which they celebrated Wednesday at City Winery, tells members their decision was the right one.

“I think after taking a little bit of a break and coming back, going out on tour and writing on that tour and then having the first single do so well, it was just a big pat on the back and encouragement that we were headed in the right direction,” said trio member Hillary Scott.

Lady Antebellum will play “Bartender” on the awards show. Scott said this year will make the seventh time the group has attended the awards show and that she remembers the first time they performed at the event “like it was yesterday.”

“I was so nervous, and it was a huge moment for us,” she said, remembering they

sang “Love Don’t Live Here.” “To be able to actually step up there and perform was really amazing.”

Lady Antebellum Throw Halloween Party To Celebrate ‘Bartender’

Country Weekly — The celebration for Lady Antebellum’s latest chart-topper, “Bartender,” couldn’t have come at a more perfect time for the trio, as they threw a Halloween-themed party Wednesday (Oct. 29).

The family-appropriate event, held at City Winery, had partygoers pulling out fun costumes and dressing up their little ones as well. Of course Lady A’s Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood didn’t disappoint with their attire. Even Hillary’s little one—daughter Eisele, 15 months—got in on the fun, dressed as the cutest little piggy in the room.

After mingling throughout the crowd, Hillary, Charles, Dave and their co-writer on “Bartender,” Rodney Clawson (sporting a gorilla mask), took the stage, where they were given various plaques and trophies for the song’s success.

“I want to brag on Dave a lot for this song,” Charles said from the stage. “We wanted to make this our most energetic record to date, and he is a workaholic. He went home with a pregnant wife and found time between all this stuff to come up with these amazing riffs. It’s been a while since we’ve written one of our No. 1 singles, so we appreciate it!”

“Thank you to everyone for standing by us and letting us do what we love,” added Hillary while bouncing Eisele on her hip.

Before turning everyone loose, Lady Antebellum and Rodney gave out one last treat—a live performance of “Bartender.”

Gallery Additions: We Can Survive Benefit Concert

Yesterday (October 24) Lady Antebellum was in Los Angles, California to perform at CBS Radio’s 2nd Annual We Can Survive Benefit Concert at The Hollywood Bowl. I have added 78 high quality photos from the event to the gallery. Enjoy!

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Gallery Additions: “Best Of Me” Press Conference

Last week I added 14 high quality photos of Charles, Hillary, and Dave at the “Best Of Me” press conference in Los Angeles, California on (October 06, 2014) to the gallery. Thanks so much to DarrenCrissWeb.Net for getting us the photos!

It’s greatly appreciated!


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Lady Antebellum Stop By The Ellen Show

Charles, Hillary, and Dave stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday for some hilarious fun! The trio filmed the first episode of Ellen’s “crime drama” ‘The Mattress Firm’ with Ellen and fellow guest Bill Murray. They also performed Freestyle. Check out the videos below.

Gallery Additions: “The Best Of Me” Nashville Screening

On (October 09, 2014) Charles, Hillary, and Dave attended the “The Best Of Me” Nashville Screening to help promote the movie and soundtrack in which two of their songs are featured. I have added 4 high quality photos to the gallery from the event.

Lady Antebellum Sing ‘I Did With You’ On Air With Ryan Seacrest

Lady Antebellum stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest to help promote the movie “The Best Of Me” alongside the cast of the movie. The trio acoustically performed their song I Did With You which is one of two songs featured on the soundtrack and then they performed Garth Brooks Friends In Low Places with actor James Marsden. Check out the videos below:

Gallery Additions: “The Best Of Me” Premiere & After Party

Yesterday, (October 07, 2014) Lady Antebellum attended the ‘The Best Of Me’ Premiere at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. After the premiere the trio performed at the after party. I have added over 80 high quality photos from the premiere and the after party to the gallery. Enjoy!