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A number of country stars are featured on the soundtrack for the new Nicholas Sparks film, The Best of Me. The soundtrack includes new, original music from Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, David Nail, Kacey Musgraves, Colbie Caillat, Kip Moore, Eli Young Band, Eric Paslay, Thompson Square, Thomas Rhett, Phoebe Hoffman and newcomers SHEL and Gareth Dunlop. The soundtrack hits stores October 9, ahead of the film’s October 17 release.
Lady Antebellum’s “I Did With You,” which will play during the movie’s credits, was cowritten by the band along with Monty Powell. Based on the movie’s premises, they penned the songs with specific scenes in mind.
“All the women and their husbands or families that come to see the movie are going to be really thinking about what they just watched,” Hillary Scott said. “It’s like we wanted to put specific things in the song, in the lyrics, that will make you go back straight to that scene in your head that you just watched. There’s one line in the first verse of the song about ‘dancing in the headlights.’ You see them do that in the movie and all these different lines that we were really purposeful with, wanting them to relive that in their head.” Continue Reading
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Lady Antebellum will release their new album, 747, on Tuesday. For this album, they were challenged to think outside the box by one of their biggest critics – Charles Kelley’s wife, Cassie.
“My wife is brutally honest, and she’s not the most musical person, but she is a very good example of a listener, or someone that would be a fan of our music, and she said, ‘Charles, I really want you guys to stretch yourselves a little bit. I know you’ve got better songs.’ And I said, ‘What do you mean by that? Better songs? This is great stuff?’ And she said, ‘I know, but I’ve heard that before. Y’all have done this before.’” Continue Reading
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David Nail has learned from some of the best in the business when it comes to touring. He recently launched his I’m A Fire Tour and is applying the lessons he picked up from the likes of Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker.
“When we were out with Taylor Swift, I’d watch the show, and all I could think was, ‘Man, there’s so much room for error!’” Nail told People. “How you’re able to put 100 percent into your performance like she does, singing and walking down steps that are two feet wide and have no railing, it seems like there are too many things that could go wrong. She makes it look easy.” Continue Reading
Lady Antebellum is gearing up to release their new album, 747, on September 30. The band put their hearts and souls into the project, and feel their new music will be with them for a long time. They are also eyeing a couple of prizes.
“The recording process and all of that will always be a time and place for us that we’ll look back on with so much joy and really great memories, but these songs, I feel like, are gonna travel with us for a while,” Hillary Scott said. “I don’t wanna lose that feeling. I don’t wanna lose that fight. I want that to carry over into the next however many years we’re blessed to be able to do this.” Continue Reading
Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and fiancee Kelli Cashiola were married Saturday, April 14, 2012. Photo by Skip Hopkins, courtesy of The Greenroom.
Congratulations to Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and wife Kelli Cashiola Haywood, who welcomed their first child, a son, on Sunday, September 7. Haywood took to Twitter to give fans the good news on Monday.
“So happy to have a healthy baby boy here with us! Cash Van Haywood was born last night,” he wrote. “Mom and Dad are doing great and couldn’t be happier!”
Cash Van Haywood weighed in at 7 lbs. and is 19 inches long. His name is taken from Kelli’s maiden name, Cashiola, and Van is Haywood’s father’s name. The new baby made his arrival earlier than expected, causing the band to cancel their show Sunday evening at Allegan County Fair in Michigan. Continue Reading
Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Records.
Lady Antebellum will ring in the New Year in Nashville. The trio is set to headline the Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway in downtown Nashville. The free concert is one of the country’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations and features Nashville’s own Music Note Drop at midnight.
“We’re so looking forward to celebrating New Year’s this year in our hometown,” Hillary Scott said. “It’s such a magical time of year, so getting to be home with our friends, family and all of Nashville downtown on Broadway will be such a fun way to ring in 2015!” Continue Reading
Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Records.
Lady Antebellum will be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame on October 11 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. Other 2014 inductees include Danny Beard, Jeff Foxworthy, Francine Reed, Ed Roland from Collective Soul, Wet Willie and others. Lady A’s Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley are Georgia natives.
Danielle Bradbery photo by of Angela Talley.
It’s three weeks at No. 1 for Danielle Bradbery’s “Young in America” on Top 20 Country Countdown! Neal McCoy and Chris Younground out the Top 3 with Lady Antebellum making a big countdown debut, coming in at No. 6 with “Bartender.” New videos from Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan also enter the countdown this week, coming in at No. 14 and No .17, respectively.
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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:
- Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
- Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
- Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
- Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
- The Band Perry – “Chainsaw”
- Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
- Haley & Michaels – “Just Another Love Song”
- Luke Bryan – “Play It Again”
- Dierks Bentley – “Drunk On A Plane”
- Dolly Parton – “Home” Continue Reading
Lady Antebellum photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of The GreenRoom.
Lady Antebellum enlisted a couple of famous friends for a drink-off in their new music video for their latest single, “Bartender.” The trio premiered the video, starring Kate Upton and Arrested Development’s Tony Hale, Thursday morning on NBC’s Today. Directed by Shane Drake, the video stars Kate and her friends on a girls’ night out, which ends with bartender Tony slinging his best shots in an effort to win an epic drinking battle.
“I think we definitely captured the spirit of the song, but we also threw in some unexpected twists that the fans will love,” Charles Kelley said. “Kate and Tony took what could have been just another music video to a really cool place. I mean, pretty much every guy in America is in love with Kate Upton. And if I’m being totally honest, Dave and I now both have a little man-crush on Tony, too. He’s hilarious! Hands-down my favorite video we’ve ever done.”
Watch the “Bartender” video below: Continue Reading
X will mark the best daytime spot in Nashville during CMA Music Festival, June 5-8 at AT&T U-verse’s Fan Fair X located at the new Music City Center. Fan Fair X will be open all four days of CMA Music Festival with doors opening at 9:00a each day. A full schedule of music, meet-and-greets and more is planned.
LeAnn Rimes will kick things off on Thursday, June 5, at the Artist of the Day. She will cut the ribbon, officially opening Fan Fair X. Following the ribbon cutting, she will perform and answer fan questions on the CMA Close Up Stage before heading over to sign autographs at CMA Central, CMA’s autograph hub in the heart of Fan Fair X.
CMA Close Up Stage
Each morning during the Festival, a different Artist of the Day will take to the CMA Close Up Stage to kick off the day’s events. Opening day features LeAnn Rimes discussing her new VH1 TV show that will be shown in the CMA Screening Room. Friday’s Artist of the Day will be Sara Evans, who will be joined by longtime video director Peter Zavadil to discuss her career and share an insider look at her video highlights. Craig Morgan will be Artist of the Day on Saturday, and Sunday’s Artist of the Day will be Lady Antebellum.
Kix Brooks will also make an appearance at CMA Close Up Stage. He will host his American Country Countdown radio program from Fan Fair X on Saturday, June 7 at 11:15a CT, where he will be joined by special guests. He will also donate a package from his Arrington Vineyards winery as part of the Keep the Music Playing Silent Auction in Fan Fair X, benefiting music education.
At noon on Thursday, June 5, Billy Ray Cyrus will preview his upcoming film, Like A Country Song, in the CMA Screening Room. Afterward, he and other cast members will head to the CMA Close Up Stage for a question and answer session. He will sign autographs on Saturday, June 7. Continue Reading