In early 2020, at the height of police brutality and BLM protests, the country music band Lady Antebellum sparked controversy when they decided to change their name to Lady A. Their aim was to distance themselves from the racial connotations associated with the term “Antebellum” and present a more inclusive image. This was one of many moves in the country music world to remove outdated and racially-connotative terms from the predominately white genre.
Lady A/What A Song Can Do/BMLG RecordsPistol Annies/Hell Of A Holiday/RCA NashvilleBrett Young/Brett Young & Friends Sing The Christmas Classics/BMLG RecordsSteve Holy/A Christmas To Remember/Thrill Hill RecordsDillon Carmichael/Son Of AZachary Williams/Dirty Camaro/Dulatone RecordsThe Kentucky Headhunters/That’s A Fact Jack!/BFD/Audium NashvilleJessie James Decker/The Woman I’ve Become/Warner Music Nashville
BMLG RECORDS trio LADY A are soon to become the newest members of the venerable GRAND OLE OPRY. The surprise invitation was extended YESTERDAY (1/21) by OPRY member DARIUS RUCKER while LADY A was taping their performance for the upcoming two-hour NBC-TV special, “GRAND OLE OPRY: 95 YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC” (NET NEWS 1/19). Watch the moment — which will be included in the special — happen on the OPRY stage here. “This is the best surprise we could ever ask for,” LADY A’s HILLARY SCOTT said in response to the invitation. “I’ve been coming here since I was a little girl, so to say we are honored is an understatement. We are so truly grateful to officially be a part of this amazing family.” LADY A’s membership is effective immediately. The group made their OPRY debut in 2007. OPRY members BRAD PAISLEY and BLAKE SHELTON will co-host “GRAND OLE OPRY: 95 YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC,” airing on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14th at 9p (ET/PT).
In an interview that aired this weekend on TODAY with Willie Geist, country music group Lady Antebellum tell Geist how going to group therapy has helped them communicate better. “It’s like marriage counselling,” Dave Haywood says, with Charles Kelley folling up stating “and it helps you IN your marriage too!” Video courtesy of Credit: NBC’s “Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist” Lady Antebellum is currently gearing up for a tour with Darius Rucker.
WHO: Multi-platinum award-winning trio Lady Antebellum WHAT: An intimate concert by seven-time GRAMMY award winning Lady Antebellum at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exclusively for Hilton Honors members as part of Hilton’s music program, Music Happens Here. WHERE: Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum 222 Fifth Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203 WHEN: Friday, November 10th | 7:30 PM WHY: Hilton’s music program, Music Happens Here, gives Hilton Honors members access to top concerts, private meet-and-greets with chart-topping artists, one-on-one artist experiences, and exclusive concerts at Hilton hotels/resorts and in legendary music landmarks. This year, Hilton, in partnership with Live Nation and Spotify, launched an original music and video travel series, Music Happens Here, which looks into some of the most iconic places around the world where music has been created, performed, and celebrated. The episodes released thus far examine the storied music histories of Los Angeles, London, and New Orleans. Check out the full series HERE.
LADY ANTEBELLUM is using their newly-released music video to raise awareness and support for those affected after HURRICANE MARIA struck PUERTO RICO. The music video for LADY A’s single, “Heart Break,” was filmed in SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO, and in honor of the filming location, LADY A is making a donation of $200,000 from their LADYAID charitable arm to hurricane relief efforts via MUSICARES and UNITED FOR PUERTO RICO. The trio is encouraging fans to contribute, as well, by donating via the LADYAID website. Check out the beautiful PUERTO RICAN landscapes featured in the “Heart Break” video here. [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ2Yd8OE9Xg[/embedyt] “We save a portion of every ticket on the road to go toward LADYAID,” explained the trio’s DAVE HAYWOOD. “After spending time in SAN JUAN, we fell in love with the area, the culture, the people, and that country — it was just a beautiful place. Our hearts have been completely broken watching the devastation from all of the hurricanes. We feel personally connected to helping support those affected.” Added LADY A’s 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.”
Country music’s favorite power trio is back! Lady Antebellum give it to us hot in their new track “You Look Good”, releasing the video for it today. This is the lead single from their upcoming album, Heartbreak, set to release June 9th. Lady Antebellum will be hitting the road to support the new album on the “You Look Good Tour” which kicks off May 26th! Check out the video for “You Look Good” right here on Country Music News Blog! Get tickets and tour details from our partners at Country Music On Tour!
The legendary Stevie Nicks joins the extraordinary Lady Antebellum on the CMT Crossroads stage. Enjoy this sneak peek now, then tune into CMT on Friday at 10/9c for the full episode. Stevie Nicks with Lady Antebellum – Rhiannon – CMT Crossroads Get More:
The Official Music Video For Lady Antebellum’s “Goodbye Town.” Below is the official music video for Lady Antebellum’s new single, “Goodbye Town.” The song comes from their new album, Golden. I like the song, but the video…well, I’m not crazy about it. It isn’t that the video is bad, it just doesn’t seem to be appropriate timing. Everyone is wearing dark colors, coats and scarfs. It’s just kind of gloomy. It seems to me that it would be a better fit if it was released in the Fall or Winter. Now I’m not saying that every video that is released in the Spring/Summer should be on the beach or lake, but this on is kind of a drag… You tell us what you think. Do you like the video? Or do you think they should have pushed it to October?
Lady Antebellum Releases Track Listing for New Album Golden, Due May 7th. Lady Antebellum‘s highly anticipated new album release Golden, set for May 7th, is quickly approaching, and the trio has released the official track listing to give fans a taste of what’s to come. Their current single “Downtown” has been well received, even by those with a skeptical POV on pop + country, reaching their current peak position of #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Chart. In between now and May, you can find Lady A on CBS on April 7th when they perform LIVE on the 48th Annual ACM Awards, and pre-order the album on Amazon! Golden Track Listing. 1. Get To Me 2. Goodbye Town 3. Nothin’ Like The First Time 4. Dowtown 5. Better Off Now (That You’re Gone) 6. It Ain’t Pretty 7. Can’t Stand The Rain 8. Golden 9. Long Teenage Goodby 10. All For Love 11. Better Man 12. Generation Away Golden Album Cover.