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Lady Antebellum Lands Eighth #1 with “Compass”

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While most compasses point north, Lady Antebellum’s has pointed them straight to #1! The trio’s current single “Compass” has taken over the top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts, making it their eighth #1 single.

“When we got the news that ‘Compass’ was number one, we were ironically enough, on a 500 mile detour on the bus in Canada trying to avoid an avalanche,” explains vocalist Hillary Scott. “The timing was actually really funny and fortunately we’re going to make it in plenty of time to see all our fans in Vancouver tonight.”

Scott continued by recognizing the work that others put into making the single such a success. “We’re so thankful for all our friends in radio, our record label but especially to all the fans that are on their feet each night when we start the show with this song. The energy is infectious, and it sets the night off on an unbelievable course!”

In addition to celebrating their latest #1 hit, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood will be honored at the GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards on April 2 in Washington DC. The trio will receive the Recording Artists Coalition Award in recognition of their achievements in country music and their philanthropic efforts.

Photo: Official Compass single artwork

Get a Sneak Peek of Lady Antebellum’s Tour

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Lady Antebellum is hitting the road with Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves beginning January 10th, and the award-winning trio of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood have posted a video to YouTube giving fans a sneak peek at the upcoming 2014 Take Me Downtown Tour.

Get your glimpse into Lady A’s North American tour here:

Celebs Tweet the Darnedest Things!

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Welcome to another entertaining installment of Celebs Tweet the Darnedest Things! Without further ado, we present to you the recent tweets that made us laugh, message each other, laugh some more, and hit “favorite” to preserve the tweets for today’s edition!

More performers announced for ACM Honors

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The 7th annual Academy of Country Music Honors has announced additional performers and presenters for the special evening. Dierks Bentley will return once again to host the non-televised event. Tickets are still available for $40 through the Ryman Box Office or ticketmaster.com.

Performances and musical tributes will be performed by Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, Thompson Square, Chris Young, Kree Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Big & Rich, the Mavericks, and MORE!

The special awards recipients of the evening are as follows:

Special Awards recipients:

MBI (Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist) Award Winners:

  • Chuck Ainlay - Audio Engineer of the Year
  • Matt Chamberlain - Percussionist/Drummer of the Year
  • J.T. Corenflos - Guitarist of the Year
  • Aubrey Haynie - Fiddle Player of the Year
  • Mike Johnson - Steel Guitar Player of the Year
  • Jay Joyce - Producer of the Year
  • Michael Rojas - Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas - Bass Player of the Year
  • Ilya Toshinsky - Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year

Industry Award Winners:

  • Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace – Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year
  • Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar – Promoter of the Year
  • Joe’s Bar (Chicago, IL) – Nightclub of the Year
  • Red Rock Casino & Resort (Las Vegas, NV) – Casino of the Year
  • Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN) – Venue of the Year

Songwriter of the Year Winner:

Lady Antebellum races up the charts

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It might be hard to believe, but country super-trio Lady Antebellum has the fastest charting song of their career with “Downtown.” The GRAMMY-winning group’s single has taken over the top spots on Billboard and Mediabase country charts, while also selling more than 500,000 copes digitally since its release – giving them a RIAA-certified gold single.   “Downtown” has already spent the last two weeks at number one here in Canada.

The lead single from their upcoming album “Golden” has been huge out of the gate. The fun, groovy-tune reminds them of their previous single “American Honey,” explains Charles Kelley:

“Most of what the world has seen from Hillary from a radio single standpoint is this very sweet kind of style like ‘American Honey. But, she’s got a lot of sass and a lot of grit to her voice, too, so it’s been really fun to bring that out of her and have this kind of support from our fans and radio.”

Make sure to tune in this week to The Voice on NBC to catch Hillary Scott acting as a mentor to team Adam for the Battle Rounds. Have you been watching The Voice this season? Which team do you think has the best chance to win this year?

Lady Antebellum to release Golden on May 7th

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From Good Morning America’s New York City studio this morning, seven-time GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum announced the release of their fourth Capitol Nashville studio album GOLDEN, available in stores on May 7.

Charles Kelley shared:

“This album feels to me like one of those that from start to finish could be a good road-trip record and that’s what we wanted. It’s one of the reasons why the term ‘golden’ was kind of cool. I think about road trips and driving down the road with those little streaks of sunshine popping through the trees, especially at sunset. ‘Golden’…it just gives you this warm, easy feeling.”

Hillary Scott added:

“Writing and recording this record really took us back to when we first met each other. When I first met the boys, we spent a lot of time around the piano at the house they lived in at the time. We didn’t really know each other at all, but there was still some magic and then the harmonies – that’s how it all started – that blend of our voices and that blend of our songwriting craft. So, it’s exciting that even on our fourth record, we can still find that.”

The new album’s lead single “Downtown” already stormed the Country radio charts, becoming the trio’s career highest charting debut. People noted “this preview of Lady A’s next album is slinky, sexy fun…crazy-catchy and downright soulful.”

On picking out the title for their fourth studio album, Dave Haywood said:

“The word ‘golden’ to me conjures up a lot of pictures. In the title track, it depicts driving down the road at sunset but, to me, it also depicts a special time in our career…a ‘golden,’ special time for us. We definitely want to value this time in our careers because it’s such a treasure that we can still sit in a room and write songs together. I personally feel so humbled to still be making records that people are excited to hear.”

Lady A’s previous three studio albums have paved the way for GOLDEN, which follows over 11 million album sales, six career No. one hits and seven GRAMMY awards. Last year alone, more than one million fans in over 11 countries welcomed the ACM and CMA award-winning trio on their headlining tour. For more information on new music and additional upcoming performances, visit ladyantebellum.com.

Check out the official album cover and let us know if you’re excited for new music from Lady Antebellum:

Lady Antebellum will be releasing their fourth studio album GOLDEN on May 7th, 2013.

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Lady Antebellum Plans Holiday Concert for Release of “On This Winter’s Night”

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Fans of country super-group Lady Antebellum don’t have to wait until December 25th to get into the Holiday Spirit this year. Their first full-length Christmas Album, On This Winter’s Night, is in stores this Monday, October 22nd. Today, they announced that they will spread their Christmas cheer with a special holiday concert SunTrust Bank Presents Lady Antebellum “On This Winter’s Night,” at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Dec. 3.

“Christmas is such a magical time of year, so we really wanted to plan something special to share these holiday songs,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “The Schermerhorn is such a gorgeous venue and the perfect place to celebrate the season with fans, friends and family surrounding us.”

The concert is sure to be an unforgettable one, as they will be joined by a symphony orchestra on their Holiday tunes. Additionally, opening the show will be the a cappella group Breath of Soul that was hand-selected by the trio through online submissions, sponsored by Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale beginning Mon., Oct 22 with the public on-sale scheduled for Fri., Oct. 26 at 10:00AM CT here.  GAC will also air the special concert for fans across the country beginning Wed., Dec. 5 at 7:00PM CT. For more information on the upcoming holiday events or new releases, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

PHOTO: Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott Surprise Fans at Bucky Covington Show

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Last Friday, Bucky Covington fans got a nice little surprise at his show at WILD BILL’S in Duluth, Georgia when Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley came on stage. Charles and Hillary dropped in after their “Own The Night” tour stop at the Gwinnett Center to join Bucky in covering John Mellencamp’s “Hurts So Good” at the end of his set.

If you happened to be there, be sure to tell us about it in the comments below or on our Twitter or Facebook pages! We’d love to hear your stories!

Photo Credit: Dan Harr/MusicNewsNashville.com

Dierks Bentley Raises Over $205,000 For The Kids

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Dierks Bentley’s latest “Miles & Music For Kids” stop was one of his biggest yet, raising over $205,000 for the Monroe Caroll Jr. Children’s Hospital. The event included a celebrity motorcycle ride and a concert featuring Dierks and some of his friends yesterday in Nashville. CMT Radio Live host Cody Allan hosted the event at the Riverfront Park.

Special guests that performed in support of Dierks and his 6th annual “Miles & Music For Kids” included Kevin Fowler, Sarah Silva, Craig Campbell, Bucky Covington, Colt Ford, the Eli Young Band, Josh Thompson and Lady Antebellum member Charles Kelley tried his hand at solo work for a few songs.