• LADY ANTEBELLUM GIVE FANS A LOOK BACK AT THEIR AMAZING YEAR.

    Since relaunching in January, Lady Antebellum has made sure to “cement their place as legends of Country” (Vulture) following their return to the airwaves after taking time to nourish their personal lives and pursue GRAMMY nominated and winning solo projects. To rewind the year alongside Lady A and their biggest fans, check out the video below.

    As they introduced “the most groove-driven song they’ve ever recorded” with “You Look Good,” their moment propelled with the announce of Lady A’s “must see” (Rolling Stone) YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR spanning over 60 shows. Simultaneously, Lady A kicked off the year with the announcement of their sixth studio album HEART BREAK (Capitol Nashville). Honing in on the melodious foundation that first brought Lady A together, the trio headed to the West Coast for the television debut of the hit single on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, before stopping by Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and Dancing With The Stars. Additionally, “the expert level of musicianship on display during the 2017 ACM Awards made this performance a knockout” (Billboard) as well as a highlight of the night.

    Leading into the anticipated release of HEART BREAK, which included eleven songs penned by the trio and was produced by busbee, Lady A continued to offer fans a taste of new music during their first-ever SXSW appearance and were also hand-selected by NPR‘s “First Listen” as it “served their native genre well, but also is irresistible to broader audiences” (NPR). Before earning their fifth debut at the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with HEART BREAK in June, Lady A put their fans at the forefront during release week with CMA Music Festival activities including three packed shows in a 360-degree visual experience and national television appearances including Good Morning America’s 2017 Summer Concert Series, Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon, CBS This Morning and Live from the Artists Den. The “buoyant album” (Entertainment Weekly) immediately skyrocketed to the Top 10 on all-genre iTunes charts in 15 countries around the world and the new collection landed on multiple mid-year “best of lists” including Rolling Stone, The Tennessean and Taste of Country.

    Using their “renewed energy” (People) the group returned to the road in May on their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR featuring special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, as they introduced fans to “a fresh twist with the addition of a live horn section” (CMT) into a set already packed with mega-hits. Throughout their North American leg, “fans were happy to know it was like no time has passed” (Omaha World-Herald) before the trio wrapped Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone’s “must-see summer tour” to a packed hometown crowd at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena in September. Concluding with dates overseas, the tour was dubbed “one of the best nights of mainstream Nashville music that the UK’s seen” (The Digital Fix) as “they put on a polished show for a rapturous crowd in London,” (The Guardian).

    Video / Lady Antebellum 2017 in review

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  • COUNTRY RISING CONCERT EXPANDS TO INCLUDE LAS VEGAS AND ADDS KEITH URBAN TO THE LIST OF PERFORMERS.

    Country Music’s star-studded benefit concert COUNTRY RISING announced today that in light of last week’s tragedy, it will now support victims of the Las Vegas shooting in addition to those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and additional Caribbean islands who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes. Tickets and VIP packages for the event will now go on sale next Friday, Oct. 20 at 10:00A CT on www.Ticketmaster.com. Citi® is the official presale credit card of Country Rising. Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 10:00A CT through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

    Keith Urban is the latest mega-star to add his name to the bill, which also includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood. Due to a scheduling conflict with additional tour dates being added in Spokane, WA, Garth Brooks will no longer be part of the event in Nashville and will instead donate all proceeds from his two added concerts on November 12th to The Country Rising Fund.

    COUNTRY RISING will benefit The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which was established to support charitable initiatives to help victims of the September 2017 hurricanes — Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria. Additionally, the fund will now also envelop victims of the shooting in Las Vegas last week. In the course of rebuilding lives disrupted by these devastating events, there are immediate needs and there also will be long-term needs. This fund will strategically support both as they emerge.

    For more information, visit: www.CountryRising.org.

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM’S BUILDING AN ‘ARMY.’

    The members of Lady Antebellum have teamed up with National Geographic and Musicians On Call and are putting together a music video for their song, “Army,” which is included on their latest album, Heart Break. National Geographic will produce the video, and the channel is asking for your help; they want to see who is in your “Army.” Fans can submit photos or videos via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram through November 7th using the hashtag #MyArmyContest and tagging @NatGeoChannel to showcase the heroes in their life, and have a chance to be featured in the new video.

    “Throughout our career we have been lucky enough to meet some incredible military veterans and their families,” Lady A’s Hillary Scott tells Billboard. “‘Army’ has such a special meaning to us and when we were writing this for our families we had no idea how much of a universal feeling it would draw out of our fans. Whether it be their teacher, mom or best friend, we are looking forward to watching the stories that come through and create an incredible music moment that will also recognize the heroic sacrifices of our troops and their families.”

    National Geographic also launces the #LongRoadHome campaign, and will donate $1 to Musicians on Call for every time fans use the hashtag, up to $75,000 total. Musicians on Call is an organization which brings music directly veterans in healthcare facilities.

    Musicians on Call will also host a concert headlined by Lady Antebellum for their 10th Anniversary at Nashville’s City Winery on October 26th.

    Lady Antebellum will be part of National Geographic’s new mini-series Long Road Home, which will spotlight the U.S. First Calvary Division ambushed in Iraq in 2004, along with their families at home.

    Lady A is currently making their way up the country charts with their latest song, “Heart Break.”

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  • COUNTRY STARS REACT TO THE HORRIFIC TRAGEDY IN LAS VEGAS.

    Words are still hard to come by, emotions and unfamiliar feelings are flooding our hearts and souls and trying to process the horrific tragedy at the Rt. 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night (October 1st) is still something that we can’t quite do and which will affect us the rest of our lives. The Country Music family, community, fans and friends around the world have been shaken to the core by the devastating carnage from Sunday night.

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    Eric Church performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Wednesday night (October 4th) and spoke eloquently and passionately about Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas. He was one of the headliners at the Route 91 Harvest Festival and painted the picture of the fans who attended the festival. He dedicated “Why Not Me,” a song he wrote this week, to Sonny Melton, the Paris, Tennessee man who died protecting his wife from the bullets that were being sprayed into the crowd of festivalgoers. Check out the videos below.

     

    While he performed “Here On Earth” the other morning for a national radio show, he’s also healing folks by talking to them and really listening to them, as well as giving much needed blood to the American Red Cross.

    Heartbroken for all the victims and families involved in #LasVegas. Still in disbelief. I love you all

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    There are no words. Praying for all the victims and their families affected by the tragedy in Vegas.

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    Our hearts are so heavy this morning… sick to our stomachs.

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    …And the greatest of these is LOVE. ❤️ 1 Corinthians 13 #prayersforvegas

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    On the worst day ever. It got even worse. #nowords #prayforvegas #musicisawesome #tompettyandtheheartbreakers

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    At a loss for words over what happened in Vegas last night…My prayers are with everyone involved.

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    Audio / Before performing “Bridge Over Troubled Waters” at Monday night’s Candlelight Vigil at Nashville’s Ascend Theater, Keith Urban offered hope and prayers from his family to everyone who was affected by Sunday night’s horrific tragedy in Las Vegas.

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    Keith Urban (Candlelight Vigil) OC: …in the world. 1:23
    “I I want to firstly offer the prayers and love of my whole family to everybody affected by last night’s horrific tragedy. I started this morning by finding out about it, and being shell-shocked all morning getting my kids ready for school. And our nine-year-old, as I was driving her to school this morning, said to, ‘Dad, you seem quiet.’ I said, ‘Yeah, it was a lot of people killed last night.’ She said, ‘Did you know any of them?’ I said, ‘Not that I know of.’ Then she said, ‘Well, why are you so sad?’ I said, ‘Well, first of all, these were innocent people horrifically taken. Secondly, they’re like family.’ It’s the one thing about country music that’s always been at the center of it. It is community. It’s about community. So, I did know those people in that way, and it just really hit me. I feel very grateful for this moment tonight to be able to put some light in the world.”

     

    Audio / Before performing "Go Rest High On That Mountain" at Monday night's Candlelight Vigil in Nashville, Vince Gill gave his thoughts to the horrific events of Sunday night.

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    Vince Gill (Candlelight Vigil) OC: …innocent people. :17
    Thank you for the opportunity to come and lift up 58 families who lost somebody last night. An honor to be here as a voice for the innocent. May we never lose our voice for innocent people.”

     

    Audio / Vince Gill's wife, Amy Grant, led a prayer at Monday night's Candlelight Vigil in Nashville to honor those who lost and risked their lives Sunday night in Las Vegas.

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    Amy Grant (Candlight Vigil) OC: …each other. Amen. 2:21
    Father in Heaven, thank you for the gift of each other. Thank you that none of us is born alone or dies alone. But you go before us and beneath us and beside us and within us. Thank you for loving arms that were there to catch every fallen child, man and woman. Thank you for your presence that never leaves us. Thank you for word said over and over again, ‘Fear not.’ ‘Fear not.’ Father, in silence, we lift up, we just imagine all of the people rebuilding their lives. Broken. Grieving. And as a group, I don’t even know how to imagine lifting them all up, but I’m just picturing us almost like slinging them on our backs, lifting them up in our arms to the light of your love. We lift them up now, God, in silence. We lift up grieving spouses, God. We lift up moms and dads grieving the loss of a child, a son and a daughter. We lift up the doctors and nursing attending to the hundreds of people recovering. Give us the grace, God, every day, to see each other. To see each other. To see our differences. To see our similarities. To observe. To learn rather than judge. Fill our hearts with courage to not be afraid. To love, love, love. Thank you that you began this story that we’re all a part of, and you will finish it. And it began in love, and it will end in love. Thank you for the gift of each other. Amen.”

    Video / Eric Church performs "Why Not Me" on the Grand Ole Opry.

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    Video / Eric Church honors the victims and heroes and fans at Sunday night's horrific tragedy in Las Vegas.

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  • DIERKS BENTLEY, SAM HUNT, LADY ANTEBELLUM, LITTLE BIG TOWN, CHRIS STAPLETON, GEORGE STRAIT AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD WILL TAKE PART IN COUNTRY RISING, A BENEFIT CONCERT TO SUPPORT THE VICTIMS OF THE RECENT HURRICANES.

    Country Music’s biggest stars have rallied to announce plans for COUNTRY RISING, a benefit concert to support those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and additional Caribbean islands who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes. The star-studded lineup at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 12 will include performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood. Tickets and VIP packages for the event go on sale next Friday, Oct. 6 at 10:00A CT on Ticketmaster.com. Additional artists and more details will be announced over the coming weeks at CountryRising.org.

    The Nashville music community has also stepped on board, with AEG and Live Nation teaming up as the official show promoters working alongside organizer Red Light Management, Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Predators. COUNTRY RISING will benefit The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which was established to support charitable initiatives to help victims of the September 2017 hurricanes — Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria. In the course of rebuilding lives disrupted by these devastating storms, there are immediate needs and there also will be long-term needs. This fund will strategically support both as they emerge.

    For more information, visit: www.CountryRising.org.

    About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
    The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM EMBRACES COLORFUL SPIRIT OF THE CARIBBEAN IN “HEART BREAK” MUSIC VIDEO OFFERING SUPPORT TO HURRICANE VICTIMS.

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    Before natural disasters struck the Caribbean, current two-time CMA nominated group Lady Antebellum traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico for its colorful Spanish colonial buildings and vibrant culture to provide the backdrop of the music video for their new single “Heart Break.” Now, feeling the urgency more every day to continue to raise awareness and support for those affected after Hurricane Maria stuck the area, Lady A is premiering the new video across all video platforms today while making a donation of $200,000 from LadyAID to hurricane relief efforts via MusiCares® and United for Puerto Rico. Fans can also take part in the ongoing relief efforts by contributing at LadyAID.org.

    “We got to meet so many locals and enjoy just everything that Puerto Rico has to offer and so to see all the devastation we are just completely heart broken,” said Hillary Scott. “We want to do everything we can to support this incredible place and these incredible people. We just hope and pray for their safety and that rebuilding happens quickly. We encourage everyone to give whatever they can to help.”

    “We have always loved traveling to the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico was one of those places we’ve always wanted to go and couldn’t have been a better location for this video,” added Charles Kelley. “I think one of the coolest things was all of the dancing extras were just people off the street that our director found. They already just exuded that vibrant energy that’s such a part of the people and culture in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean as a whole.”

    “We save a portion of every ticket out there on the road to go towards LadyAID,” noted Dave Haywood. “After spending time in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we fell in love with the area, the culture, the people, and that country – it was just a beautiful beautiful place. Our hearts have been completely broken watching the devastation from all of these hurricanes. So, for us a band, we’re now personally connected to helping support those affected by the hurricanes.”

    Directed by Shane Drake and shot earlier this year, the video for the title track to Lady A’s CMA “Album of the Year” nominated and No. One selling album HEART BREAK (Capitol Records Nashville) follows a woman’s journey through the town while enjoying the spontaneity and freedom of independence, with an unexpected twist at the end.

    Lady Antebellum’s recent CMA “Album of the Year” and “Vocal Group of the Year” nominations follow more than 18 million album units sold, nine No. One hits, ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMYs, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone’s “must-see summer tour” will continue on overseas in October as they take their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR to Europe. For more information visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

    About LadyAID
    LadyAID was set up in 2012 by the seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum as a philanthropic effort created to bring awareness to and generate support for those in need locally, nationally and globally. The multi-level organization is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and is funded by ticket sales, donations and fundraising efforts.

     

    About MusiCares®
    MusiCares® was established by the Recording Academy™ to safeguard the health and welfare of all music people. We are dedicated to being there throughout the year and when disaster strikes members of our music community. As part of our efforts, MusiCares created a fund to support music people affected by the recent devastation of Hurricane Harvey, and we are expanding our resources to include victims of Hurricane Irma. MusiCares is offering assistance for a wide range of needs, including basic living expenses; medical expenses; clothing, instrument, and recording equipment replacement; relocation costs; home repairs; and more. Our previous relief efforts include assistance for victims of the Gulf Coast hurricanes, the Nashville floods, and Hurricane Sandy; and MusiCares is privileged once again to provide critical support to our music family. MusiCares’ services are completely confidential, and people seeking assistance can contact the South Regional MusiCares office toll-free at 877.626.2748 or apply online at www.grammy.com/sites/com/files/mc_disaster_relief_app.pdf.

    About United for Puerto Rico
    United for Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the First lady of Puerto Rico, Mrs. Beatriz Rosselló in collaboration with the private sector, with the purpose of providing aid and support to those affected in Puerto Rico by the passage of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María. For more information, please visit: www.UnitedforPuertoRico.com.

    Audio / Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott talks about the devastation Puerto Rico has suffered after the Hurricanes, and how they're using their video, shot in Puerto Rico, to help raise money and awareness for those affected.

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    Lady A (Hillary – Heart Break video) OC: …Puerto Rico, we love you. :50
    “Getting to shoot our video for ‘Heart Break’ was an incredible experience. We were in this beautiful, really vibey hotel, and we were also in this incredible bar in Old San Juan. We got to meet so many locals and enjoy just everything that Puerto Rico has to offer. And so to see all of the devastation, we are just completely heartbroken, and we want to do everything we can to support this incredible place, these incredible people. So, we just hope and pray for their safety and that rebuilding happens quickly and everyone gives whatever they can to help Puerto Rico and the whole Caribbean, and truthfully everywhere that’s been damaged by these hurricanes. Praying for safety, and Puerto Rico, we love you.”

    Audio / Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood talks about the devastation Puerto Rico has suffered after the Hurricanes, and how they're using their video, shot in Puerto Rico, to help raise money and awareness for those affected.

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    Lady A (Dave-Heart Break video) OC: …the Hurricanes. :29
    “So, for every concert that we play out there on the road, we donate a portion of our ticket sales to our charity, Lady Aid. And this year, we spent some time down in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the old town area, and [we] fell in love with the culture, the people and that country; just a beautiful, beautiful place, and our hearts have been completely broken watching the devastation from these hurricanes. So, for us as a band, we decided to donate towards the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund in an effort to do our part and support those affected by the Hurricanes.”

    Audio / Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley talks about shooting the video of 'Heart Break' in Puerto Rico, which was devastated by the recent Hurricanes.

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    Lady A (Charles – Heart Break video) OC: …people to see it. :54
    “We always have loved traveling to the Caribbean, and Puerto Rico’s was one of those places that we’ve always wanted to go. It seems like such a cool exotic place to live with such a real energy and vibe to it. It couldn’t be a better location, and I think one of the coolest things is all of the extras in the video danced and were just people off the street that our director and some people working with him just found and ran into them in the streets and said, ‘Hey, would you want to come in and dance around and be a part of this video?’ And I th9ink that’s just one of the coolest things that all these kids had such a style on their own. They didn’t need a stylist to come in and bring them clothes and teach them how to dance. They already just exuded that vibrant energy that’s such a part of the people and culture in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean as a whole. It was just a really fun video and I can’t wait for people to see it.”

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  • LADY ANTEBELLUM: LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN BEGINS BROADCAST NATIONWIDE.

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    Lady Antebellum brings New York City to life during a new episode Live from the Artists Den, which begins broadcast across public television stations nationwide. Continuing to roll out in select markets throughout the fall, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood deliver special performances of their smash singles along with fan-favorites from the No. One album HEART BREAK (Capitol Records Nashville), infront of 1400 fans at the historic United Palace Theatre. Additionally, Lady A sits down for a candid interview to discuss the creative process behind their CMA “Album of the Year” nominated record, with behind the scenes footage from the studio proccess. Fans can check their local listings here.
     
    To watch Lady Antebellum: Live from the Artists Den episode trailer: http://artistsden.com/ladyantebellum/
     
    The empowering call of independence found in the title-track of of Lady Antebellum’s No. One selling album HEART BREAK, serves as the new single from the multi-PLATINUM trio. Produced by busbee and written by Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jesse Frasure and Nicolle Galyon, “Heart Break” provides “a bedrock for the entire record” (Paste) as “Scott takes satisfaction in feminine independence” (NPR) with “a touch of darkness and a clever play on words,” (Rolling Stone). Lady A’s recent  CMA “Album of the Year” and “Vocal Group of the Year” nominations follow more than 18 million units, nine No. One hits, ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. As Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone’s “must-see summer tour” recently wrapped in North America, Lady A will continue on with their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR overseas in October. For more information visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
     
    About Artists Den
    Live from the Artists Den is a critically acclaimed television and digital music series best known for presenting secret concerts by extraordinary artists in non-traditional, often historic settings, for the television show Live from the Artists Den. The show connects fans with unique and intimate musical experiences from some of the industry’s finest artists. Live from the Artists Den is broadcast in the United States on public television, and internationally in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, Canada, Israel, and Latin America. Featured artists include Adele, John Legend, Alabama Shakes, Ed Sheeran, Imagine Dragons, Sara Bareilles, The Killers, Zac Brown Band, and Hozier. Featured venues include Graceland, the first art museum in America, a 1930’s silent movie theater, the world’s oldest merchant sailing vessel, the New York Public Library, The World’s Fair, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A full listing of previously featured artists, TV episodes, and venues can be viewed at artistsden.com where fans can also sign up for ticket sweepstakes. Live from the Artists Den is a production of Artists Den Entertainment, presented by WLIW LLC in association with WNET, and is distributed nationally by American Public Television.
  • LADY ANTEBELLUM’S HILLARY SCOTT DOES A GENDER REVEAL TIMES TWO ON HER SOCIALS.

    Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott just revealed she is having twin girls, joining big sister Eisele, in February. She revealed the gender of her two babies on her socials Thursday morning (September 14th). Hillary wrote, “We are overjoyed to be having TWO more girls! Now we wait with great expectation (and many prayers) for them to get here safely!”

     

    Hillary celebrated National Bump Day on Wednesday (September 13th) with a shot of her own baby bump and urging other mothers-to-be to share their photos.

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    In August, Hillary and her husband told fans they were expecting twins, while bandmate Dave Haywood also revealed his wife Kelli was pregnant with a baby girl in December.

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM RELEASE THEIR NEW SINGLE, ‘HEART BREAK.’

    The empowering call of independence found in the title-track of of Lady Antebellum‘s CMA “Album of the Year” nominated and No. One selling album HEART BREAK (Capitol Records Nashville), serves as the new single from the multi-PLATINUM trio. Produced by busbee and written by Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jesse Frasure and Nicolle Galyon, “Heart Break” provides “a bedrock for the entire record” (Paste) as “Scott takes satisfaction in feminine independence” (NPR) with “a touch of darkness and a clever play on words,” (Rolling Stone).

    “A while ago I had written down the lyrics ‘heart break summer’ with the idea of what its like to detox from relationships for awhile,” said Dave Haywood. “Once we all got in the room together, it really evolved into a these identifiable lyrics that I think anyone can relate too. ”

    “Navigating the newly single life with simultaneous confidence and loneliness” (Omaha World-Herald), “Heart Break” has been dubbed a key track off the album by fans and critics, as the Washington Post predicts “with a catchy hook and chorus, fans will be singing along to this in no time.” Its “themes of independence” (CMT) caught the attention of O! Magazine’s Gayle King who vouched, “the title-track is hands down my favorite. It’s not about a ruined romance, but rather putting your heart on pause.”

    To listen to “Heart Break,” click here: https://youtu.be/vvnZ1eLHWQs

    Last week’s CMA “Album of the Year” and “Vocal Group of the Year” nominations follow more than 18 million units, nine No. One hits, ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. As Entertainment Weekly and Rolling Stone’s “must-see summer tour” wrapped to a packed hometown crowd at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Saturday (9/9), Lady A will continue on with their YOU LOOK GOOD WORLD TOUR overseas in October. For more information visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

    Audio / Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood talks about the trio’s new single, the title of their album Heart Break.

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    Lady Antebellum (Heart Break) OC: …title it that. :20
    “This idea came about about having a time to take a breather in-between different relationships. So, the idea started as wanting to take a heart break for a summer or a heart break for a few months. I think once we wrote this song, we really felt like we started to find the direction for the rest of this record and the rest of this project, which is why we wanted to title it that.”

    Audio / LINER Lady A (Heart Break) 1

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    Audio / LINER Lady A (Heart Break) 2

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  • REMEMBERING 9/11: Alan, Darius, Eric, Lady A

    On September 11, 2001, the world changed forever with the devastating attacks on both the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  Alan Jackson’s “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” embodied the thoughts and feelings of millions in the wake of the events that took place 16 years ago.

    There is audio from country superstar Alan Jackson sharing memories and thoughts on the events of September 11, 2001 and discussing his song, “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning),” as well as remembrances from Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and Eric Church.

    The chorus and melody of “Where Were You…” came to Jackson in the middle of the night several weeks after the 9/11 tragedies. He awoke…sang the words into a recorder and wrote down key elements of the chorus…and completed the lyrics and verses later that same day. Initially reluctant to record the song, he was convinced by family and friends to share it with the world and debuted “Where Were You…” live on national television in early November at the 35th annual CMA Awards.

    Audio / Alan Jackson describes how the events of September 11, 2001 impacted him…and talks about writing “Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)” a few weeks later.

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    AJ (Where Were You) 2 OC: …same feelings. 1:33
    “Well, I don’t know – I think I was probably like most people that were impacted with that day and the months that followed. You know, everybody was glued to the news and television and I think it really affected a lot of people – their perspective on their lives and their jobs and their families and where they were and what they were wanting to do and how they looked at things. And I guess…I mean, that’s what I was thinking, too. And I just pretty much visualized a lot of those scenes and stories I’d heard and seen on television or heard people talk about. The song came out of nowhere in the middle of the night – the chorus did. Just a gift. And I got up and scribbled it down and put the melody down so I wouldn’t forget it, and then the next day I started piecing all those verses together that were the thoughts I’d had or visuals I’d had, and…that was about it. I think it was just really…I had so many people tell me that there’s always a line or something in there that they did, whether it was go to church or pick up their Bible or go see their mother or watch a sunset – I mean, just a lot of things in there people told me that they had actually done those things, so…I guess I was like everybody else, just feeling those same feelings.”

    Audio / Alan Jackson revealed the performance of 'Where Were You [When the World Stopped Turning]' on the CMA Awards was "tough."

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    Alan Jackson (Where Were You) 3 OC: …meant something. :56
    “It was a tough performance for me just the whole idea of releasing that song was a little big tough. I wasn’t sure that I wanted to put that out, but everybody convinced it was a good thing to do. In retrospect, I agree with that. But, I hadn’t sung the song much, first of all. It was just in the studio basically, you know, I wrote it. So, it was hard enough to go out there and sing something new anyway and then just the topic made it nerve-wracking to do. I didn’t think about what was gonna happen or anything. We just sang it, and I just remember other than being relieved that I got through it, I just felt very proud that it seemed to cause a reaction in people. I was proud that we got to do it, and it seemed like it meant something.”

    Audio / Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley – whose birthday is September 11th – recalls where he was on September 11, 2001.

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    Lady A (9-11 Charles) OC: …everybody. :30
    “It was my birthday believe it or not. Yeah. 9/11. So, I was in college, and yeah, it was wild. I mean, woke up, was getting ready to go to class. And I had a roommate come in and say, ‘Man, turn on the TV. Classes are canceled. You won’t believe…’ He had had an earlier class, and he comes in and says, ‘Turn on the TV.’ And we all got up and watched it. It was just wild. So, it’s hard to put into words. But it is funny, that it’s still and I can remember it and everybody can. It had such a huge Effect on everybody.”

    Audio / Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott explains she was in high school when she and her fellow classmates heard about the tragic events of 9-11.

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    Lady A (9-11 Hillary) OC: …we’re protected. 1:19

    “I was in 10th grade, which is weird to think that I was in 10th grade and Charles and Dave were in college. But I was actually on my way to history class, interestingly enough, and so we got to that class and turned the TV on, and we’re just watching the footage and then our, we ended up having an assembly that day where the whole school went into the gym and our headmaster got up and explained kind of everything that was going on and what happened. And it is. It’s one of those things that’s forever ingrained in your memory. And I actually had a close friend of mine, it’s actually my God sister’s dad has been in the military and he’s retired now. But he was on his way to the Pentagon and didn’t get there. But so luckily before everything happened but it’s just, I think everyone has that personal connection to it no matter if you knew someone there or not. It’s just … and I think too not only is it a time to reflect on those lost in that tragedy, I think it’s a time to really celebrate our military. And just another way of bringing praise to them and thanking them for what they do, which is protect us and protect our freedom on a daily basis. And thankfully nothing like that has happened since. And I think that that’s a testament to how well we’re protected.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker recalls where he was on September 11th, 2001.

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    Darius Rucker (9-11) OC: …vicious day. :24
    “[On] 9-11, I was playing golf with a friend early in the morning. Had an apartment in New York, and I lived in New York kind of at the time. If you looked out my bedroom window, we saw the World Trade Center. I was on my way back home. I was playing a 7 o’clock round of golf, and then I was catching a noon flight, and when I was finishing up, we stopped in to get a drink and I looked and we saw the second tower come down. It was a vicious day.”

    Audio / Eric Church was on his way to work when he heard the news of the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2011.

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    Eric Church (9-11) OC: …that feeling. :23
    “I was driving into work — the Shop-At-Home Network — I was listening to Gerry House, I remember that, and the news broke. [I] really couldn’t grasp what had happened until I got to work and saw it for myself on television. I remember I watched the second plane hit the tower in real time. I had just moved to Nashville earlier that year, and all I remember is wanting to go home and be with those I loved. I’ll never, I’ll never forget that feeling.”