• LADY ANTEBELLUM ARE AWARDED THE CMA INTERNATIONAL ARTIST ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. (AUDIO)

    NASHVILLE – During a press conference to announce their new global charity initiative LadyAID™, Lady Antebellum was surprised today when CMA Chief Executive Officer Steve Moore presented the group with the CMA International Artist Achievement Award.

    Formerly the International Touring Artist Award, the CMA International Artist Achievement Award recognizes outstanding achievement by a U.S.-based artist who contributes to the awareness and development of Country Music outside the United States.

    “We’re so honored,” said Hillary Scott. “This year especially, being able to take our tour to Europe and then to Australia, and meet even more of our fans all over the world, and to take Country Music that far, we don’t take that lightly. We really, truly do want to make this town and the Country Music community proud when we go overseas and perform.”

    “We wish Lady Antebellum much success as they help children around the world,” said Moore. “And it is because of their work around the globe as ambassadors of Country Music that we are presenting them with the International Artist Award.”

    Lady Antebellum has sold more than 11 million albums worldwide. Their “Own the Night World Tour” staged performances in 11 countries for more than one million fans including sold out shows in Dublin, London, Toronto, and three-nights at the famed Sydney Opera House. The trio’s first world tour also earned Billboard’s all-genre “Breakthrough Award” at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards for its total ticket sales and other touring data.

    The group are multiple-award winners including most recently the 2012 CCMA International Best Selling Album Award (Canada). They were nominated for the 2012 Brit Award for Best International Group (UK). They received a CMC Music Award nomination for International Artist of the Year (Australia) as well as the 2011 Juno Award for International Album of the Year (Canada).

    Among their many international accomplishments, their hit “Need You Now” went to No. 1 in Brazil, Mexico, New Zealand, and Switzerland; and Top 5 in more than 20 countries. The album was certified Triple Platinum (Canada); Double Platinum (South Africa); Platinum (Australia and New Zealand); and Gold (China, Ireland, Taiwan, and UK). 

    Lady Antebellum was certified Platinum (Canada) and Own the Night has been certified Platinum in Canada and Gold in Australia and South Africa.

    Previous winners of the CMA International Artist Achievement Award include:

    1996

    BR5 49

    2004

    Dolly Parton

    1997

    The Mavericks

    2005

    Keith Urban

    1998

    Trisha Yearwood

    2006

    Dixie Chicks

    1999

    Shania Twain

    2007

    Dwight Yoakam

    2000

    Reba McEntire

    2008

    Dierks Bentley and Brooks & Dunn

    2001

    Lonestar

    2009

    Taylor Swift

    2002

    Bellamy Brothers

    2010

    Not presented

    2003

    Dixie Chicks

    2011

    Brad Paisley

    AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley talk about their CMA International Artist Achievement Award.

    Lady A (CMA International Award) OC: (Charles) …hopefully proud. :49
    HILLARY: “We’re so honored to receive this award, especially this year really started to feel like we were touring a little bit more globally than we have before. This European tour and then Australian tour this year were beyond our wildest dreams. I mean, we had such an amazing time, and I think that gives us a perspective to see outside of just these borders here in America. It’s all been culminating over the past 12 months of us really feeling like we have a platform and we need to use it.”

    CHARLES: “We feel like our voice has grown so much more and our fan base has grown so much more, and they’re so much more diverse, and to see the CMAs get behind us like that with their support is pretty humbling. We’ve got big shoes to fill, and we’re gonna try to make everybody here in Nashville and our fans hopefully proud.”

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM INTRODUCE NEW CHARITABLE EFFORT — LADYAID! (AUDIO & PRESS RELEASE)

    Nashville, TN – Dec. 3, 2012 – GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum announced today their new charitable initiative called LadyAID™, a philanthropic effort created to bring awareness to and generate support for children in need locally, nationally and globally.

    The multi-level organization will reach children across the state of Tennessee through grants to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.  On a national level, Lady Aid is supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and on a global level, myLIFEspeaks and The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The LadyAID™ Fund is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, who will help the band with the facilitation of their charity.

    “The opportunity to play music on stages all around the world has given us so much happiness,” said Lady A’s Dave Haywood. “By establishing LadyAID™, we’re going to be able to put a new focus on accomplishing an off-stage goal we have as a band, which is to help children in need.”

    “There are children all over the world who are suffering because they don’t have the resources to get the help they need,” added Hillary Scott. “My heart has specifically been lead to the children of Haiti.  By partnering with organizations like UNHCR and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, we’ve already seen children be given access to medical care they wouldn’t otherwise have in their country.  It’s so inspiring, and anything we can do to help that cause, we’re going to do.”

    “We’ve witnessed firsthand what these organizations are doing to help kids and their families. I’ve been personally touched by the children’s hospital visits we’ve made around the US over the last few years,” noted Charles Kelley. “We hope that with the help of our fans, we can all combine our energy and resources to help provide some relief to these families.”

    LadyAID™ will be funded by donations and fundraising efforts including the trio’s inaugural PING PONG & SONGS event.  Inspired by a combination of the band’s favorite backstage hobby and their love of songwriting, the event will be held in early 2013.

    Lady Antebellum recently wrapped their headlining tour that was awarded Billboard’s “Breakthrough Award” and traveled across the US, Canada, Europe and Australia, where the GRAMMY winning trio was welcomed by over one million fans in 11 countries on three continents. Lady A sold out shows in top markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, two nights in New York City, Toronto, London, three nights at Sydney’s Opera House and even had a chance to open a sold out show at London’s Hard Rock Calling for one of their idols Bruce Springsteen. The group’s current album OWN THE NIGHT debuted at the No. one position on Billboard’s Top 200 and has spawned two No. one hits “We Owned The Night” and “Just A Kiss.” The trio has sold over 11 million albums across the globe, scored seven GRAMMY Awards and tallied six No. one hits.

    On Monday night (December 3rd) in celebration of their Christmas album ON THIS WINTER’S NIGHT, the trio will create an unforgettable night of holiday music and their biggest hits at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. The event is being filmed for a television special by the same name that will air on GAC this Wednesday (December 5th) at 8pm ET and in more than 45 countries around the world between now and the end of the year.

    About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital At Vanderbilt:

    The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is nationally recognized as a leading provider of pediatric health care services. Children’s Hospital is ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report magazine in the specialty areas of Urology, Neonatology, Pulmonology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics. Children’s is also ranked 15th in the nation by Parents magazine.  A 271–bed facility, Children’s Hospital provides the region’s highest level of pediatric care and is also a top-level teaching and research facility.

    About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:

    Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life.

    About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:

    Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 nonprofit children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations support research and training, purchase equipment and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

    About The UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR :

    The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, is on the front lines of the world’s most pressing humanitarian crises.  UNHCR was established on December 14, 1950, by the United Nations General Assembly. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees and other people displaced by war, conflict and persecution. Today, UNHCR helps nearly 34 million people, of which 80% are women and children. UNHCR strives to ensure that everyone can exercise their basic human right to seek asylum, find safe refuge in another country, and eventually a permanent home. UNHCR also has a mandate to help stateless people, or people who are not recognized as a citizen of any country.  Over the past six decades, the agency has helped millions of people restart their lives and has won two Nobel Peace Prizes. UNHCR works to provide primary education and job skills to youth to help keep them safe from forced recruitment, sexual exploitation and smuggling. UNHCR aims to provide a better future for the world’s most vulnerable.

    About myLIFEspeaks:

    myLIFEspeaks exists to speak up for those around the world who can’t speak for themselves by bringing LIFE-giving aid to orphans with and without special needs and showing all people around the globe their worth.  This happens by allowing orphans with special needs and typical orphans the opportunity to grow up together in the same family environment–what we call our Campus Family.  When myLIFEspeaks began, our hopes and dreams were to be able to make a difference in one village in Haiti–a village called, Neply.  As our mission statement says, we exist to SPEAK UP for those who can’t SPEAK for themselves.  This phrase has quickly become more than a mission statement…it is our way of LIFE.  Daily in Neply we work to EMPOWER FAMILIES to LIVE LIFE together.  We are active in the community providing Pregnant Mother Care, an Infant Feeding Program, a Feeding Program for school-age children, and the cornerstone of what we do–our Mentor Program.  We believe that Neply will change through education and HOPE…and our commitment is to be there to see this change happen. 

    About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee:

    The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee oversees more than 850 charitable funds, one of which is the LadyAid™ Fund, providing customized philanthropic solutions with flexibility for donors, nonprofit organizations and the community. In the past 21 years, The Community Foundation has distributed more than $600 million to community programs and institutions. 

    For more information on LadyAID, visit www.LadyAID.org or www.ladyantebellum.com.

    AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley says the one aspect the band always agreed on was to help children in need, which is the focus of their new Lady Aid initiative.

    Lady A (Lady Aid) 1 OC: …into one. :24
    “The one thing we always agreed on was helping kids. There’s just so much need out there, and I think any kid in need hits home to all of us and is something we can all agree is something that doesn’t need to happen. So, we try to bring as much help to kids globally and internationally an nationally here and locally, and try to collect all of these efforts into one.”

    AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood talks about how Lady Aid will work with their five charitable partners.

    Lady A (Lady Aid) 2 OC: …to do it. :31
    “There’s a lot of things we love to give to, but this was kind of the one umbrella organization that we can start as a band and this will be the way we could do a fundraiser, raise funds and then donate to these specific charities. After visiting the Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, it’s really cool to be able to have an organization we can give directly to them, directly to My Life Speaks, the U.N. and Children’s Miracle Network. So, for us, this is a way that we can do it all in one place and have one kind of joint effort to do it.”

  • LUKE BRYAN WILL HEADLINE COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME DAY FAN ZONE CONCERT! (PRESS RELEASE)

    MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (www.orangebowl.org) – The Orange Bowl has announced that Dr Pepper is bringing platinum recording country music star Luke Bryan to headline the Bud Light Championship Game Day Fan Zone presented by Allstate on January 7th, 2013 . Bryan’s performance outside Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla., will cap off a day of fun activities for fans leading up to the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game.

    Bryan, a Dr Pepper-sponsored artist who recently picked up his first American Music Award as “Favorite Male Country Artist,” has had quite the year celebrating three back-to-back double Platinum singles, “Country Girl (Shake It For Me),” “I Don’t Want This Night To End” and “Drunk On You,” all from his Platinum-certified album, tailgates & tanlines. The Leesburg, Georgia native has achieved six career No. 1 singles as his current single “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” has remained on top of the charts for 3 consecutive weeks while Bryan’s tailgates & tanlines album has remained a Top 5 album for all of 2012.  Bryan will launch his first major headline tour in 2013, the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” launching January 17.

    The Bud Light Championship Game Day Fan Zone will take place on January 7, 2013 from 1:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the parking lots across from Gates G & H of Sun Life Stadium. In addition to Bryan’s musical performance, fans will enjoy interactive games and exhibits, a wide variety of food and beverages and performances by team bands, cheerleaders and local talent. Admission to the Bud Light Championship Game Day Fan Zone is $30 and is not included in the ticket price for the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship Game. 

    Artists who have performed at previous Bud Light Game Day Fan Zones have included Little Big Town, All American Rejects, Smash Mouth, Collective Soul and Kevin Rudolph.

    For tickets to the Bud Light Championship Game Day Fan Zone please visit the Orange Bowl’s official website, www.orangebowl.org or call 305-341-4701.

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    About the Orange Bowl
    The Orange Bowl is a 348-member, primarily-volunteer non-profit sports organization that promotes and serves the South Florida community. The Orange Bowl Festival features a year-round schedule of events culminating with the Discover Orange Bowl on January 1, 2013 and the Discover BCS National Championship on January 7, 2013. Other Orange Bowl core events include the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, Orange Bowl Youth Football Alliance presented by Sports Authority, Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships, Orange Bowl Sailing Regatta Series and Orange Bowl Paddle Championships. For more information on the 2012-13 Orange Bowl Festival and its events, including promotional and volunteer opportunities through the Ambassador Program, log on to www.orangebowl.org.

  • GARY ALLAN PREMIERES NEW VIDEO, ‘EVERY STORM (RUNS OUT OF RAIN),’ ON USA TODAY. (VIDEO)

    From USA Today:
    Gary Allan offers a story of hope in the video for his new single, Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain). And the country singer hopes to use the video, premiering exclusively at USA TODAY, to encourage fans to donate to the Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

    Allan was supposed to play Atlantic City the weekend the hurricane hit. “Obviously, that got canceled,” he says. “Two weeks later, we shot the video, and it all seemed to make sense.”

    Allan wrote Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) with Matt Warren and Hillary Lindsey, who sings harmony on the track and is part of Allan’s band in the video. “She’s one of the most creative people I’ve ever been around,” Allan says.

    The initial idea, though, came from Warren. “He was weedeating and a rock banked off his Weed Eater, hit him in the forehead and he ended up cut,” Allan says. “He said he kept thinking, ‘Every storm runs out of rain,’ so he wrote it down and brought it over.”

    Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) is the first single from Allan’s forthcoming Set You Free album, due next year. The single is one of four tracks Allan produced himself. Mark Wright produced four additional tracks, as did Jay Joyce, known for his work with Eric Church and Little Big Town.

    “Instead of doing it all at once, we recorded it over a year and a half,” says Allan, who released his last album, Get Off on the Pain, in 2010. “Doing it in small batches will probably be my new way to cut. When you cut 10 or 12 songs, you end up with a couple of album cuts. But nobody wanted the album cuts; everybody was competing for the single with their songs.”

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM TALK ABOUT THEIR CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS. (AUDIO)

    With three members, Lady Antebellum have quite a few Christmas traditions. While Dave Haywood’s family was making the Christmas candy, Divinity (which is made up mainly of Karo syrup and sugar, Charles Kelley’s family was enjoying homemade apple cider. “My mom always made it and she’d put all these spices [in], and it’s one of those things that always reminds me of Christmas,” says Charles. “My mom also used to make baked apples too, which I don’t know what our obsession is with apples, but apparently, we’re Christmas and apples.”

    Lady A’s Hillary Scott says her family has a tradition every year of visiting with friends. “A really close family friend of ours, that we’ve been best friends with since I was a little baby, they have a big party on the 23rd of December – every year,” she explains. “And there’s always some fun theme, and we get together and sing Christmas carols, and there’s always a rendition of ‘[Tender] Tennessee Christmas’ every year. It was just such a huge part of growing up, and it’s something that I continue to do every year to this day.”

    Dave Haywood says that one of family Christmas traditions always included a taking a test. “My dad on Christmas Eve, he would actually read The Christmas Story. Very predictable, I know, but after The Christmas Story, he would always give his famous Christmas test,” says Dave. “And he would have this long test and he would ask us about the Three Wisemen… the entire Christmas story. So, I’m gonna have to get the copy of it from him because he never gives us the full answers, but I’d love to get that test from him and be able to pass that along. I’ll quiz my wife this year.”

    Lady A will perform songs from their new Christmas album, On This Winter’s Night, at Nashville’s Schemerhorn Center during a one-night only show on Monday (December 3rd). If you weren’t able to make it to the show, you can catch the entire show on the trio’s YouTubeChannel three times, beginning Tuesday (December 4th) at 8pm ET and Wednesday (December 5th) at 2am and 2pm ET.

    By the way, you can check out Lady A’s own Christmas favorites on Spotify. The playlist is available to subscribe and listen to, and Lady A will add more songs each week. Check the list, which includes songs by Trisha Yearwood, Nat King Cole and Donny Hathaway.

    AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood talks about one of the Haywood family traditions.

    Lady A (Dave-Christmas tradition) OC: …this year. :25
    “I think a tradition I would love to carry on is kind of a funny one. My dad on Christmas Eve, he would actually read The Christmas Story. Very predictable, I know, but after The Christmas Story, he would always give his famous Christmas test. And he would have this long test and he would ask us about the Three Wisemen… the entire Christmas story. So, I’m gonna have to get the copy of it from him because he never gives us the full answers, but I’d love to get that test from him and be able to pass that along. I’ll quiz my wife this year.”

    AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood explains a family tradition of making Christmas candy every year.

    Lady A (Haywood Family tradition) OC: …Haywood household. :23
    “I think a big family tradition for us is actually making this Christmas candy called Divinity. It’s a mixture of Karo syrup and sugar; it’s just a super sugar treat.  But we make it every year, and my aunt makes it too, and everybody shares it with all of our relatives. You can make part of it with pecans and parts with walnuts and all kinds of crazy things. For us, it was a lot of food around the Haywood household.”

    AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley talks about his family’s tradition of making apple cider around the holidays.

    Lady A (Charles-apple cider tradition) OC: …and apples. [Hillary laughs] :29
    “One thing I honestly always associate with Christmas is apple cider, hot apple cider. My mom always made it and she’d put all these spices [in], and it’s one of those things that always reminds me of Christmas. And so, actually, when we had some family over for Christmas this last year, I made some hot apple cider, and I felt very, like I was carrying on our tradition. My mom also used to make baked apples too, which I don’t know what our obsession is with apples, but apparently, we’re Christmas and apples.” [Hillary laughs]

    AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott talks about one of her family Christmas traditions.

    Lady A (Hillary-Christmas tradition) OC: ..this day. :26
    “One of my favorite Christmas memories, it’s actually a tradition we have every year – a really close family friend of ours, that we’ve been best friends with since I was a little baby, they have a big party on the 23rd of December – every year. And there’s always some fun theme, and we get together and sing Christmas carols, and there’s always a rendition of ‘[Tender] Tennessee Christmas’ every year. It was just such a huge part of growing up, and it’s something that I continue to do every year to this day.”

  • KIP MOORE HAD REAL INSPIRATION FOR HIS ‘BEER MONEY’ VIDEO. (AUDIO & VIDEO)

    Kip Moore’s video for his latest single, “Beer Money,” opens with a scene between Kip (who plays a car mechanic) and his “boss,” who is played by his actual manager, Shawn McSpadden. They didn’t have to go too far to find the motivation for the friction that existed between the two.

    “We bicker a lot with each other, so it kind of came natural to us,” Kip says.  “We get along great, but he makes me mad sometimes so I just kind of carry that anger into that little scene.”

    That particular scene wasn’t in the original treatment for the video, though. Kip wanted a scene to reflect what he went through while chasing a music career.

    “I thought about how I wanted the whole video to flow and the story, and at the end of it, I said, ‘Let’s go back and let’s do this opening scene like this,’ because that’s how so many of my jobs were,” says the Georgia native. “I was always trying to write songs while I was at work or doing other songs, and I always had bosses getting on to me, especially the whole time I was here in Nashville. So, that was a very true scene to my coming through this town.”

    “Beer Money” is currently sitting inside the Top 5, and Kip is performing it while he’s on the road with Eric Church on the Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour.

    AUDIO: Kip Moore talks about the opening scene of his video for “Beer Money,” featuring his actual manager.

    Kip Moore (Beer Money video) OC: …this town. :25
    “That wasn’t in the original piece, ‘cause I thought about how I wanted the whole video to flow and the story, and at the end of it, I said, ‘Let’s go back and let’s do this opening scene like this,’ because that’s how so many of my jobs were. I was always trying to write songs while I was at work or doing other songs, and I always had bosses getting on to me, especially the whole time I was here in Nashville. So, that was a very true scene to my coming through this town.”

    AUDIO: Kip Moore talks about working with his manager on his latest video for “Beer Money.”

    Kip Moore (Beer Money video) 2 OC: …with it. :12
    “We bicker a lot with each other, so it kind of came natural to us. We get along great, but he makes me mad sometimes, so I just kind of carry that anger into that little scene…but it was easy. We had a good time with it.”

    Video / Kip Moore - Beer Money

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  • KEITH URBAN TAKES A QUICK BREAK FROM THE STUDIO

    In this week’s Urban Chat, Keith Urban takes a break from the studio to say a quick hello!

    Video / Urban Chat: Video 33: From the Studio (Turn it up!!)

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  • MEET THE LEAD CHARACTER IN ERIC CHURCH’S ‘CREEPIN” VIDEO. (AUDIO)

    The video for Eric Church’s latest smash, “Creepin’,” has its terrifying moments, especially for the leading man in the clip, who is played by actor Jared Sullivan. “I’m in this relationship I can’t get out of and the train is a metaphor for this relationship, and I can’t escape and I’m running through the train,” explains Jared. “I’m walking, and I’m coming across these people that symbolize the failing aspects of my relationship.”

    Jared is originally from Durant, Oklahoma, and he moved to Nashville last year, where he’d planned to continue doing merchandising for various bands. However, that all changed when he decided to take acting classes and got booked in a principal role in a PSA for the Armed Forces Network. He’s also had a few roles in some independent films, as well, before being booked as the lead character in Church’s “Creepin’” video.

    The shoot for “Creepin’,” which was directed by Peter Zavadil, wasn’t all glamour and glitz for anyone, including Eric or Jared. “They had us in Chattanooga, on a steam train, and this train didn’t have air conditioning,” he says. “It was 100-plus degrees, and I was sweating my tail off. They had people coming up after every take, you know, with like little paper towels dabbing me off, trying to keep me dry, trying to keep me looking good for the shoot.”

    Eric is currently out on his Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour, which is scheduled to wrap December 15th in Sunrise, Florida.

    “Creepin'” is from Eric’s CMA Album of the Year, Chief.

    By the way, if you were wondering who the red-headed woman is in the “Creepin’” video, her name is Melissa Core, and she’s a choreographer, dancer and model originally from Australia.

    AUDIO: Actor Jared Sullivan explains his character in Eric Church’s “Creepin’” video.

    Eric Church (Creepin’ actor) 1 OC: …relationship. :28
    “[Director Peter Zavadil] was amazing, he knew exactly what he wanted and like the energy he brought to the set, it was infectious. Basically, he just wanted me to be scared, to be able to convey a sense of helplessness and panic because my character is, I’m in this relationship I can’t get out of and the train is a metaphor for this relationship, and I can’t escape and I’m running through the train. I’m walking, and I’m coming across these people that symbolize the failing aspects of my relationship.”

    AUDIO: Actor Jared Sullivan talks about his character in Eric Church’s “Creepin’” video.

    Eric Church (Creepin’ actor) 2 OC: …helpless, you know? :18
    “There are scenes where I’m being scolded by people, you know, telling me that I was wrong, that I mistreated this girl, and she almost feels empowered now. That was the motivation he was giving her, and that she was getting stronger, so she’s standing up to me and it’s, I’ve never seen this side of her before. So, I’m scared. I feel helpless, you know.”

    AUDIO: Actor Jared Sullivan said it was extremely hot during the shooting of Eric Church’s “Creepin’” video.

    Eric Church (Creepin’ actor) 3 OC: …the shoot. :16
    “They had us in Chattanooga, on a steam train, and this train didn’t have air conditioning. You know, it was 100-plus degrees, and I was sweating my tail off. They had people coming up after every take, you know, with like little paper towels dabbing me off, trying to keep me dry, trying to keep me looking good for the shoot.”

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM PAINT A FLIRTATIOUS PICTURE WITH ‘A HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS.’ (AUDIO & VIDEO)

    The members of Lady Antebellum are spreading holiday cheer with their Christmas album, On This Winter’s Night, featuring “A Holly Jolly Christmas.” Lady A’s Hillary Scott says recording the song put her in a flirtatious mood. “There’s something kind of flirty about it, and so whenever I read through the lyrics again – ‘cause, of course, it’s a song I’ve known my whole life – when you really read it, it’s light-hearted and fun and flirty,” she says. “And so, I just kind of pictured just having that attitude and tried to really think about it whenever I was doing my vocals on it, and it does make you smile.”

    Lady A will be performing “A Holly Jolly Christmas” and many more from the band’s On This Winter’s Night CD for a special holiday performance in Nashville on December 3rd. If you can’t be there, you can catch the entire show, which will be streamed on YouTube on December 4th at 8pm ET, December 5th at 2am ET and 2pm ET.

    You can also see the band perform, along with many others, during the ABC-TV special, A CMA Country Christmas, on December 20th at 9pm ET.

    AUDIO: Lady A’s Hillary Scott talks about their Christmas song, “A Holly Jolly Christmas.”

    Lady A (Holly Jolly Christmas) OC: …you smile. :21
    “A ‘Holly Jolly Christmas,’ there’s something kind of flirty about it, and so whenever I read through the lyrics again – ‘cause of course it’s a song I’ve known my whole life – when you really read it, it’s light-hearted and fun and flirty. And so, I just kind of pictured just having that attitude and tried to really think about it whenever I was doing my vocals on it, and it does make you smile.”

    Video / Lady Antebellum - A Holly Jolly Christmas

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  • DIERKS BENTLEY URGES FOLKS TO GET INVOLVED. (VIDEO)

    In the latest episode of DBTV, Dierks Bentley sends out a special holiday message about a cause that’s very personal and close to his heart called Partner for Surgery. Take a look and get involved at www.partnerforsurgery.org/donate.asp.

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