Before the Tennessee Titans take the field on Sunday, Dec. 13, to start their game against the St. Louis Rams, our reigning CMA Group of the Year will take be on hand to bring us the National Anthem. Lady Antebellum has been one of my favorite groups since I heard the first note of “Love Don’t Live Here” – and with every song they release, I like them even more.
The pictures on this post are some of the many I took last summer when the group was at one of our local fairs.
There is no doubt that Hillary, Charles and Dave have some great harmony, so it will be interesting to hear what little personal touch they have to add to our national anthem. The Titans will be playing at home in Nashville this weekend. In fact they have three home games in a row – which makes me a little curious as to who might be singing the anthem at those three games.
Lady A has been nominated for three Grammy awards – but before the Grammy show (which is Jan. 31, 2010), the trio will be at another football game – they will sing the anthem at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans on Jan. 1, when The Florida Gators and the Cincinnati Bearcats play in the oldest college bowl game.
The trio will also be performing in the French Quarter on New Year’s Eve, headlining the Allstate Fan Fest concert, which will also feature a performance by alt-rock group, the Gin Blossoms.
"It wouldn’t feel like the holidays without football," says Lady A’s Charles Kelley."We love being part of the opening ceremonies of some of these big games because there’s so much energy in the stadium. You look out and see the players and fans, and then hear the planes flying over and the fireworks shooting off … I get chills every time … it’s a total adrenaline rush!" (from The Boot)
Their current single, “I Need You Now” is sitting at the top of the country charts for the fourth consecutive week. And early in 2010, Lady A will join Tim McGraw as opening act for his Southern Voice tour. The Lost Trailers will be with Lady A for the first half of the tour, and the trio Love and Theft will join them for the second half.
Yesterday was Wednesday, so I thought I’d put up Lady Antebellum’s Webisode Wednesday, This video starts off with a holiday greeting – to all us us from Charles, Hillary and Dave, and then goes through their whole year, giving us a little glimpse of all the highlights. It’s Webisode Wednesday Episode 86, and it’s really one of my very favorite.
After a high of somewhere around 65 degrees yesterday, winter has returned today. I better get ready to head out in the freezing weather and get to the office. I hope you all have a great Thursday. I have a Christmas party scheduled for this evening, but I’ll talk to you all real soon. Write whenever you can.