NEW TRIO LADY ANTEBELLUM TO PERFORM
IN BRISTOL, TN ON MAY 2
Lady Antebellum will be performing at Viking Hall in Bristol, TN on May 2 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $29.50 and $31.50 and may be purchased at the Viking Hall Box Office. 423-764-0188. Billboard named Lady Antebellum one of their “New Faces to watch in 2008” – the only country artist to make the list.
MSN Music chose Lady Antebellum to be in their “Class of 2008″ listing
The Boston Globe named Lady Antebellum one of the “Eight to Watch in ‘08”
Country Weekly chose Lady Antebellum as “Who’s Hot in 2008”
Nashville Lifestyles named Lady Antebellum “the next BIG thing”
The trio, which is made up of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, released their self-penned debut single “Love Don’t Live Here” in October. The groups sound is described as a unique blend of harmonies reminiscent of classic country, a soulfulness of 1960s R&B, the heart-on-the-sleeve openness of 1970s singer-songwriters, all with a keen edge of contemporary country.
Lady Antebellum was formed in the summer of 2006 when Hillary spotted Charles at a downtown Nashville music spot, she recognized Charles, whose music she had been enjoying on his MySpace page. “I introduced myself and struck up a conversation,” she remembers. “He said that we should get together and write sometime.” Charles adds, “I just thought she was hot.” Not knowing the hidden talent that would soon emerge, the boys were persistent to get together with Hillary. After they started writing, the three were inseparable the rest of the summer. “We held ourselves hostage in a writing room until the early hours of the morning every night,” said Dave.
At first, the three weren’t sure what exactly they were writing for—but it soon became obvious that Charles and Hillary enjoyed a combustible chemistry as a vocal duo, and that Dave’s instrumental prowess and harmony vocals filled out the picture. The influences each brought to the table ran the gamut from The Allman Brothers Band to Vince Gill, from The Eagles to Keith Urban, and from Gladys Knight to Travis Tritt. All those elements added up to something that was both youthfully modern and grounded in old-fashioned gut-level passion. “It’s like a Neapolitan blend of all these flavors,” says Dave. “It’s a really great marriage, musically and lyrically.”
The group began playing gigs around Music City and within a few months, they went from playing for a few dozen people to singing at the Grand Ole Opry and opening for such popular country acts as Josh Turner, Phil Vassar, Rodney Atkins and Carrie Underwood.
The group released their debut album Lady Antebellum April 15, 2008 to rave reviews.
Three young songwriter-musicians, with varied influences and backgrounds, whose blended vocals make a sound that is fresh and unique . . . even while it sounds like something you’ve known for a long time. For Lady Antebellum, the ride is about to begin. You can watch their video, Love Don’t Live Here by clicking on the title.
(Photo and press release courtesy of Allison Hardy, Capitol Records, Nashville.)
I just checked with Viking Hall, and there are still some tickets available. So if you want to go see a great show, call Viking Hall today. Jason Aldean will also be there May 2, an I’ll get something up on him tomorrow. Talk to you all soon!