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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:
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:
Industry Award Winners:
Songwriter of the Year Winner:
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‘s last bachelor, Dave Haywood, is planning on tying the knot later this year, he tells People magazine before the group’s surprise performance for OREO’s 100th birthday last week. Dave admits he likes to help plan the wedding to Kelli Cashiola, and all the details that go into it:
“We will be married this year. I enjoy the wedding planning and setting up where everything is going to be.”
Dave proposed to Kelli, who works for Warner Music Nashville, in December. He’ll be the last member of Lady Antebellum to get married after Hillary Scott married the group’s drummer in a surprise ceremony in January. Just because the other two members have settled down, it doesn’t mean that Dave will listen to their advice:
“I’m not taking their advice.”
Lady Antebellum will perform at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 1st on CBS. The award show will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena at 8 pm EST with Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton sharing hosting duties.
Lady Antebellum‘s reps confirm that Dave Haywood is engaged!
The 29 year-old proposed to his girlfriend, Kelli Cashiola, this past Monday. Cashiola is the VP of marketing/brand management at Warner Music Nashville. The two have been dating for approximately 7 months, and have been friends for years.
Haywood gets the girl stamp of approval with the proposal. He reportedly turned Cashiola’s home into a winter wonderland and spelled out “Will You Marry Me” in Christmas lights on the front of the house. Very sweet!
Congratulations to Dave & Kelli! We wish you all of the best.