More than 3,000 fans came out to see Lady Antebellum perform at the new amphitheater named in their honor in Columbia County, Georgia. The group has local ties to the Augusta area. Two members – Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood – grew up in the community, attending Lakeside High School. The show kicked off with the dedication ceremony for the pavilion named after them. “Being in Lakeside High school gym, and having those things, disco ball – it’s the song about looking back and remembering that time whether it’s your first love, or first kiss, it brought me back to high school,” Lady A’s Charles said during a press conference prior to their show. “There’s our little Augusta connection.” Proceeds from the concert benefit the University Healthcare Foundation.
- Lady A’s “Hello World” picked up the Video of the Year award at Friday’s 2011 Inspirational Country Music Awards.
- The trio is up for the Vocal Group of the Year award at this year’s CMA Awards, which will be broadcast live November 9th at 8pm ET on ABC.
- Lady A, who are nearing the top of the country charts with “We Owned the Night,” will kick off their Own the Night 2011 Tour November 11th in Knoxville, Tennessee.