• TAKE A LOOK BACK AT 2011 WITH LADY A! (VIDEO)

    The past year of 2011 brought Lady Antebellum on an amazing adventure — from The GRAMMYs to Australia, to Saturday Night Live and their first headlining tour, plus, everything in between. It has been one incredible year, and they wanted to thank you all for being a part of it. Take a look back on Lady A’s 2011 in the latest edition of Webisode Wednesday!

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  • KEITH URBAN HITS THE BIG SCREEN! (AUDIO)

    Keith Urban is taking his music to the big screen. He co-wrote “For You,” with pal Monty Powell for the new Navy SEAL action thriller, Act of Valor. The song, which will be featured during the film’s end credits, marking the first time the singer has written and recorded a song specifically for a movie. “I loved the challenge of writing for a film,” Keith said in a statement. “I’ve never done that before. After seeing Act Of Valor, my co-writer and I wanted to capture the essence of not only what these men and women do so extraordinarily [well], but how that relates to all of us. ‘Valor‘ shows us what they are willing to give their all for, which made me wonder, ‘What am I willing to give my life for?’” Act of Valor, which stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs along with Roselyn Sanchez, Jason Cottle and Nestor Serrano, will hit theaters nationwide February 24th, while the soundtrack is set for release February 21st.

    Keith is currently scaling the country singles charts with his latest, “You Gonna Fly.”

    AUDIO: Keith Urban says he would love to act onscreen…some day.

    Keith Urban (acting) OC: …my music. :15

    “I was actually in a theater group when I was a kid for about three years. We did quite a few stage productions, which was really my starting board for learning how to perform on stage. So, I’d love to do some of that down the track. I wouldn’t want it to interfere with my music.”

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM’S ‘OWN THE NIGHT’ REMAINS AT NO. 1 ON THE COUNTRY ALBUM CHART. (AUDIO)

    Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night once again claims the No. 1 spot on the country album chart. The trio has already enjoyed two No. 1 singles from the Grammy-nominated album – “Just a Kiss” and “We Owned the Night” – and they’re starting to make the climb up the country chart with their latest, “Dancin’ Away With My Heart.” “More than anything with this record, I think we’re more proud of the record as a whole,” says Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “I think we feel we found our sound a little bit more, you know, just keep honing in on what kind of sound we want to represent.”

    • Luke Bryan’s tailgates & tanlines is No. 3 on the country album chart, while Eric Church’s Chief – which is also nominated for a Grammy – is at No. 7.

    AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley says he, as well as the rest of the group, are proud of the music on their latest album Own the Night.

    Lady A (new music) OC: …represent. :11

    “More than anything with this record, I think we’re more proud of the record as a whole. I think we feel we found our sound a little bit more, you know, just keep honing in on what kind of sound we want to represent.”

  • LUKE BRYAN’S ‘NIGHT’ IS GOLDEN! (AUDIO)

    Luke Bryan’s single “I Don’t Want This Night to End” has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (R.I.A.A.). The song, which has already sold more than 800-thousand digital downloads, is the second single from Luke’s gold-certified album, tailgates & tanlines. The single has sold over 128-thousand downloads in the past week alone, and was Luke’s highest digital track sales week of his career.  It follows his platinum smash hit, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me).”

    • Luke is getting ready to head out on the My Kinda Party Tour 2012 with his buddy, Jason Aldean, January 20th in Greenville, South Carolina.

    AUDIO: Luke Bryan explains what his latest hit, “I Don’t Want This Night to End,” is all about.

    Luke Bryan (I Don’t Want This Night to End) 2 OC: …over also. :21

    “Obviously, the song is about a guy meeting a girl and kinda them having this connection right off the bat and just kinda getting lost in the country and with each other in the country. And certainly me being the singer, not wanting the night coming to an end because when you feel like the night’s over maybe this whole romance and thing is over also.”

  • ERIC CHURCH IS EXCITED FOR HIS SUPPORTERS. (AUDIO)

    Eric Church is enjoying the biggest hit of his career! His latest single, “Drink in My Hand,” has climbed to No. 3 on the country charts, and not only is it exciting for him as an artist, but it’s also exciting for his staunch supporters. “I think the coolest thing is, as much validation and excitement as it is to have a song Top 5, a song Top 3 – all these are firsts for me – also I think it’s somewhat validation and excitement from some of the radio folks that believed in me early on,” says Eric. “I know who they are. We’ve had talks, we have great relationships, and they were there for me when it was very unpopular, or maybe uncool to be there for me. They stuck their neck out. And to look back at it now where we are and to have a chance to have a No. 1 song and especially the momentum of the career, it makes me feel good to know that, and I hope makes them feel good that they believed early on and they stayed the course. They never abandoned me.” “Drink in My Hand” is the second single from Eric’s album, Chief.

    • Eric will perform “Drink in My Hand” during his Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour, which kicks off January 19th in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

    Eric Church (having a hit song) OC: …from theirs. :51

    “I think the coolest thing is as much validation and excitement as it is to have a song Top 5, a song Top 3 – all these are firsts for me – also I think it’s somewhat validation and excitement from some of the radio folks that believed in me early on. I mean, I know who they are. We’ve had talks, we have great relationships, and they were there for me when it was very unpopular, or maybe uncool to be there for me. They stuck their neck out. And to look back at it now where we are and to have a chance to have a No. 1 song and especially the momentum of the career, it makes me feel good to know that, and I hope makes them feel good that they believed early on and they stayed the course. They never abandoned me. They stayed there, and to have this moment that we can try to have a No. 1 song and then go from there with what’s left on this record. It feels good from my standpoint in the way it happened, and I hope it feels good from theirs.”

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM’S HILLARY SCOTT TIES THE KNOT! (AUDIO)

    Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott has tied the knot! She and her new husband Chris Tyrell announced to their fans they are officially married through a video posted on the band’s website [ladyantebellum.com] on Sunday (January 8th). “I’d like to introduce you to Ms. Hillary Scott Tyrell,” says Chris, as Hillary shows off her new wedding ring. “We got married, and we just wanted you to hear it from us first,” adds the blushing bride. “We love you, and we’re so excited to be starting our life together, and we just had to let you in on the exciting news.”

    Check out the video at: http://ladyantebellum.com/news/message-hillary-and-chris-tyrrell

    The two met in 2010 on Tim McGraw’s Southern Voice Tour when Lady A was the special guest, and Chris played drums for Love & Theft.The couple was engaged last summer around the Fourth of July weekend.

    The pair were married on Saturday, January 7th during an intimate ceremony surrounded by family and close friends; Hillary and Chris exchanged vows just before sunset in upstate New York. The bride wore a custom Vera Wang strapless mermaid dress with abstract all-over lace underlay, layered tulle skirt with horsehair banding and hand-cut corded lace applique with hand-applied crystal and pearl beading. She complemented the gown with a mantilla veil with hand-cut chantilly lace applique. The groom donned a gray Ermenegildo Zegna suit. According to People.com, Contemporary Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman performed for the couple’s first dance. Check out more of the ceremony coverage right here: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20559788,00.html

    Lady A have just hit the airwaves with their latest single, “Dancin’ Away With My Heart,” from their platinum-certified album, Own the Night.

    AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott explains what kind of advice she received for her wedding day.

     Lady A (wedding advice) OC: …of your life. :25

    “If I ask(ed) advice to like newlyweds, most of them have literally said, ‘At a point during the reception, sneak away, the two of you sneak away and hide behind a wall and look through a window and just observe what’s going on and just see everyone enjoying it and having a great time. It’s like to have that visual, to have that mental picture for the rest of your life.’”

    AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley gives Hillary a bit of marital advice.

    Lady A (marriage advice) OC: (HILLARY) …Oh, boy! :26

    CHARLES: “My only advice, and I’ve told her and told them, I think the first year was getting to know, it was definitely a learning experience and learning [singing] getting to know you. It was just learning how to compromise, and I feel like after that, it really got just easy. And so, just be patient and love each other [sings “as hard as you can love…’].” HILLARY: “[laughs] Oh, boy!”

  • DIERKS BENTLEY MAKES HIS ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S LAKE JUMP…AGAIN! (VIDEO)

    Not only did Dierks Bentley make his annual New Year’s Day plunge into Nashville’s Percy Priest Lake once…but he did it twice!! Catch all the action and craziness in the latest episode of DBTV – the first of many in 2012!

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  • ERIC CHURCH WILL SHOWCASE THE MUSIC ON HIS ‘BLOOD, SWEAT & BEERS’ ON TOUR! (AUDIO)

    Eric Church heads into rehearsals this week for his first headlining arena tour, and while it’s going to be slightly bigger and bolder than his previous outings, don’t expect the production to overtake the music. “The trick’s gonna be still keeping it about the music, still keeping that, you know, what we do this for, and the passion and impart that to the crowd, but at the same time, trying to make sure the people way back in the back of the arena in some of these places can feel the same energy as the people down front,” says the “Drink in My Hand” singer. “So, we’ve got some plans as how to do that, and I think a lot of it still comes down to how the people relate to the music, as opposed to how many things I can blow up and set on fire.”

    • The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour, which also features newcomer Brantley Gilbert, is set to kick off January 19th in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
    • Eric’s latest hit, “Drink in My Hand,” is closing in on the top spot on the country charts. It’s the second single from his No. 1 album, Chief.
    • Chief is nominated for Best Country Album at this year’s Grammy Awards, which will air live beginning at 8pm ET February 12th on CBS.

    AUDIO: Eric Church explains what fans should expect on his upcoming Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour.

    Eric Church (arena tour 2012) OC: …set on fire. :29

    “This tour’s gonna be different than any other tour, just because it’s an arena tour. It’s our first headline arena tour, so the trick’s gonna be still keeping it about the music, still keeping that, you know, what we do this for, and the passion and impart that to the crowd, but at the same time, trying to make sure the people way back in the back of the arena in some of these places can feel the same energy as the people down front. So, we’ve got some plans as how to do that, and I think a lot of it still comes down to how the people relate to the music, as opposed to how many things I can blow up and set on fire.”

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM WISH FOR MORE BALANCE IN 2012. (VIDEO)

    Lady Antebellum resolve to find more balance between their personal and professional lives in 2012, especially as the personal lives of all of the members grow more full. Lady A’s Hillary Scott and her fiance, Chris Tyrell, are planning their wedding, while Dave Haywood recently proposed to his girlfriend, Kelli Cashiola. “We’ve got a pretty heavy touring schedule, but we’ve learned this fall how to balance that, how to have a good time at home,” says Dave. “So, I think continuing to find the balance, which is where we get our inspiration and where our songs come from, is this personal life.”

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  • ERIC CHURCH’S FANS ARE SYNCHRONIZED DRINKERS! (AUDIO)

    Eric Church wrote his latest single, “Drink in My Hand,” after he witnessed how the fans in the audience would raise their cups at the same time. “When the cups go up or they go down or they go side to side, and it almost gets humorous from time to time. I found myself laughing, you know this is really well-organized for it to be…10,000 drunk people out there. They’re really good at this,” Eric laughs. “That’s really where the idea came for ‘Drink in My Hand’ came from. We were out on the bus one night after a show, and it just happened. I had some co-writers with me, and I was kinda laughing about it, we were talking about all the people with their beers in the air, and their cups in the air, and [they’re] just there to party and that’s really where the idea was born.” The song is closing in on the top spot on the country charts, which would be Eric’s first No.1 single.

    Eric is set to hit the road, headlining his own Blood, Sweat and Beers tour. The trek, which also features newcomer Brantley Gilbert, kicks off January 19th in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

    AUDIO: Eric Church says his crowds are synchronized drinkers.

    Eric Church (Drink in My Hand) OC: …are coordinated. :52

    “Now ‘Drink in My Hand’ has become its own song now, it’s really like synchronized drinking.  And to look out there and see, there’s so, you can’t imagine — my view is different from everybody’s view. I get to look out at the fans, and they’re all looking, I’m up there by myself, but I’m looking at all of them. And they can’t believe how coordinated they are, you know when the cups go up or they go down or they go side to side, and it almost gets humorous from time to time. I found myself laughing, you know this is really well-organized for it to be a bunch of, 10,000 drunk people out there. They’re really good at this. That’s really where the idea came for ‘Drink in My Hand’ came from. We were out on the bus one night after a show, and it just happened. I had some co-writers with me, and I was kinda laughing about it, we were talking about all the people with their beers in the air, and their cups in the air, and [they’re] just there to party and that’s really where the idea was born. It’s fun now to look out and see that. The energy in that song has tripled now from the people. Now they really are, we’re going to have to start filming it now because they really are coordinated.”