Review: Lady Antebellum Offer Up Sassy New Single Downtown! Anyone who knows me knows I am not the biggest fan of Lady Antebellum, it’s just not my kind of music. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I listened to newly released single “Downtown.” The new tune will be featured on the trio’s brand new album set to release later this year. Modern Country and Sass! I can’t say that this song is terribly country but then that’s not what I expect from Lady A anyway. It does, however, have a modern country beat and a lot of tone-y electric guitar work, particularly in the solo, that gives it a swaying bluesy feel. In this respect, it is a great song for the bars and clubs to get people up dancing, and I can see it being hugely popular there. Hillary Scott takes the lead vocals on this one with Charles Kelley backing up, and I think this was the correct decision, as his husky vocals can seem a little too laid back for this kind of track. Instead, Hillary brings out some so far unnoticed sass that a lot of people have been complimenting her on. I mean, we need more sassy females right? This adds a certain sexiness to the song which I’m sure isn’t going to hurt its sales and airplay at all. Smooth Vibe and Punchy Beat. Musically, we have a bassy guitar riff, simple yet effective, and it’s underlying the verses really enhances it, and let’s it fester as an earworm. The pre-choruses strip down to begin anticipation for the release of the chorus, which delivers, with a punchy drum beat, incorporating a variety of bluesy ornaments and flairs. From here, we run into the more interesting second verse, which in true modern country style builds on the drum part, with more decoration and a fuller mix. We also get some counterpart going on with the spoken vocals of the boys showing their appreciation in between Hillary’s vocals and beats of the second pre-chorus. The song appears to be trying to combine a smoother vibe and a more punchy one, if you listen to the way in which the instruments are used; I would say they pull it off. One thing I think country fans will have an issues with, however, is the vocal effects used on Hillary at the end of each chorus. I’m not technically- minded enough to explain what they used, but it does bother me a little and pushes the song more towards the pop domain. Appealing Lyrics! Lyrically the song reminisces of a love where they would always go out Downtown, and party, and hang out, and now their life together is boring and the song’s narrator is itching to get out again, be shown off, and generally have a good time. The line “you might be tired, but I’m not” pretty much sums up the song, and as previously mentioned Hillary’s sass really works here. Maybe this is for the Continue reading Lady Antebellum Downtown New Single Review
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Enter For A Chance to Win Lady Antebellum’s Own The Night Tour DVD! Earlier this month, Lady Antebellum released a special documentary style concert DVD filmed during the recent 2012 Own The Night World Tour! The footage is primarily from their Little Rock, AR concert which they performed the final weekend of the the North American leg of the tour. The DVD features 90 minutes of interviews, behind the scenes shots and performances by the trio including “I Run To You“, “We Owned The Night“, “American Honey“, “Just A Kiss“, “Our Kind Of Love” “Need You Now” and more! Sounds pretty great, right?? Well, you’re in luck because we’ve a copy and we want to give it away to Lady A’s biggest fan! Follow the instructions below! Win a Copy of Lady Antebellum’s Own The Night Tour DVD! Step 1: (If you aren’t already!) Follow us on Twitter: @CountryMusicNB Step 2: Tweet a link to this post and be sure to tag us so we it! Step 3: When we receive you’re tweet, you will automatically be entered to win! Important Details: Winners will be randomly selected and notified individually via Twitter. Prizes were provided by Kayos Productions. Tweets must be received by Friday, December 21st. Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90days after this one. Watch: Lady A’s “We Own The Night”.
Lady Antebellum Heads Back to the Studio to Work On Fourth Album! Lady Antebellum absolutely blew me away with their 2011 release, Own The Night! So, I am thrilled to report that this unstoppable trio is headed back to the studio to work on a fourth album. Lady A’s Charles Kelly recently gave CountryWeekly.com the whole scoop! “We’re working on our fourth record right now. We’re about halfway through the process and it’s going good. We don’t really have an end date; we’re just going to try to take as much time as we can. We’re going to hammer it out until we get it right.” Charles Kelly As much as we love, love, love their sound and all the music they’ve released so far, it sounds like Lady A might be ready to try out some new stuff! “It’s going to be an important record for us, as a band and artistically, as we try to do something different. I think we’re going to make it a bit more of a tempo record. More of a roll-down-the-windows record. I’m looking forward to that.” -Charles Kelly There’s nothing I like more than listening to new music while riding around with the windows down! I’m excited they’re trying something new, and I can’t wait to hear the new tunes! In the meantime, get in the holiday spirit with Lady Antebellum with their Christmas album OnThis Winter’s Night and be sure to check out their music video for “A Holly Jolly Christmas“.
The Official Music Video For Lady Antebellum’s “Holly Jolly Christmas.” December is just days away and the Christmas music is in full swing! Lady Antebellum, like other country artists, give us their best renditions of their favorite carols this year in their brand new Christmas album. On This Winter’s Night was released in October and features 12 songs, including “Holly Jolly Christmas.” Also on the album is “This Christmas,” “All I Want For Christmas Is You,” “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” and “The First Noel.” Watch the video for “Holly Jolly Christmas” and tell us what you think!
Country Thunder Arizona Reveals 2013 Concert Details! 2013’s Country Thunder Arizona is pulling out the big guns this year for their lineup. They have Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, and just about everybody else! Check out the complete list below! This four-day weekend concert kicks off April 11th in Florence, AZ, and tickets are already available. If you order by TONIGHT (Nov. 13th), the tickets are $99. Starting tomorrow, the tickets raise to $120. Head on over to Country Thunder to order yours today before the price goes up. From 22 concerts to thrill rides, this is the biggest the festival has ever been. You will not want to miss out on next year’s Country Thunder Arizona. Thursday, April 11th: 4:00-5:00pm Chris Janson 5:30-6:30pm Sweetwater Rain 7:00-8:30pm Kip Moore 9:00-10:30pm Brantley Gilbert Friday, April 12th: 1:00-2:00pm TBA 2:30-3:30pm TBA 4:00-5:00pm Jana Kramer 5:30-6:30pm Love & Theft 7:00-8:30pm Tracy Lawrence 9:00-10:30pm Eric Church Saturday, April 13th: 1:00-2:00pm TBA 2:30-3:30pm Morgan Frazier 4:00-5:00pm Parmalee 5:30-6:30pm Diamond Rio 7:00-8:30pm Lee Brice 9:00-10:30pm Toby Keith Sunday, April 14th: 1:00-2:00pm TBA 2:30-3:30pm Edens Edge 4:00-5:00pm TBA 5:30-6:30pm Jerrod Niemann 7:00-8:30pm Justin Moore 9:00-10:30pm Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum Releasing New Docu-Style Concert DVD! It’s a bummer, but we can’t always catch our favorite country music performers live. Luckily, for the Lady Antebellum fans that fall into this category the all-star trio will be releasing a special documentary-style concert DVD. It will feature a behind-the-scenes look of their “Own The Night World Tour” with candid footage from the road and live concert footage. A majority of the footage comes from the Little Rock, AR stop (hey-o! Arkansas represent!). With the added bonus of the backstage footage, I’m thinking the DVD would make a pretty good consolation prize (and Christmas present!!) It will release on Tuesday, December 4th.
Details On Lady Antebellum’s 2012 Christmas, On This Winter’s Night. Country music fans are going to have plenty of Christmas songs to listen to for the 2012 holiday season since Lady Antebellum is adding their own Christmas album to the growing list of country music artists releasing holiday themed records this year! Lady A’s, On This Winter’s Night, will be available on October 22nd, and will feature twelve tracks, complete track listing below! Lady Antebellum, On This Winter’s Night Track List: 1. A Holly Jolly Christmas 2. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) 3. All I Want For Christmas Is You 4. I’ll Be Home For Christmas 5. This Christmas 6. The First Noel 7. On This Winter’s Night 8. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow 9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 10. Silent Night (Lord Of My Life)* 11. Blue Christmas 12. Silver Bells
The Official Music Video For Lady Antebellum’s “Wanted You More.” Here is the official music video for Lady Antebellum’s latest single, “Wanted You More.” It is track 8 on their Own the Night album and is the follow up to “Dancin’ Away With My Heart.” The song is a very passionate one and the video really captures that feeling! After you watch the official video below, scroll down to see the behind the scenes video. It gives you a look at some of the special effects and introduces you to some of the key players that make it all happen! Behind The Scenes Look!
Lady Antebellum Announces Australia Tour Dates. Lady Antebellum has announced that the final leg of their “Own The Night 2012 World Tour” will be in Australia this September. Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday, June 15. Pre-sale tickets will begin Tuesday, June 12. “We’ve been anxiously wanting to announce that we’re going back to Australia! We were over there a little bit over a year ago with Keith Urban, and it was honestly one of the best experiences of our performing career.” -Dave Haywood, Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum Shares Details Summer Tour On Yahoo Ram Country! Lady Antebellum has had a lot going on over the past few months, and they have even more coming up for the summer! They stopped by Yahoo Ram Country to chat about their headlining tour, their upcoming performance with Bruce Springsteen which will take place in London in July as well as their experience helping out the town of Henryville, Indiana. Hear all about it below! Check out the segment with Lady A Below!