Short Biography Multi-Platinum group Lady Antebellum has announced their OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR. The tour, sponsored by GAC, will feature Darius Rucker and special guest Thompson Square.
"We can't wait for our first big headlining tour in arenas," said Hillary Scott. "We hope to create a once-in-a-lifetime concert experience and make some really special memories with our fans."
The trio's live show has earned glowing reviews from critics across the country.
"Lady A brought a sold-out audience to its feet and kept them there for the duration." Chicago Tribune
"And Lady A's three core members — along with a dynamite five-piece band, squeezed every ounce of hand-clapping, chorus-singing energy out of the crowd." Seattle Times
"They're personable, energetic, and best of all, they can sing." Dallas Morning News
The group just received five (5) Academy Of Country Music Awards nominations for 2012, including Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Video of the Year. Additionally, the group won a 2012 Grammy for Country Album of the Year. Past wins include Vocal Group of the Year at the 45th Annual CMA Awards, Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group for the 2011 American Music Awards, and being one of CMT's five Artists of the Year for 2011.
For a full list of tour dates and ticket info, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
In-depth Biography Formed in 2006 by Charles Kelley (brother of singer/songwriter Josh Kelley), Hillary Scott (daughter of Grammy-winning country artist Linda Davis), and Dave Haywood, Lady Antebellum make contemporary country music that relies on the trio's rich harmonies and impeccable instrumental skills. Since its inception, the trio has graduated from dive bars to the Grand Ole Opry, opening for Phil Vassar, Rodney Atkins, and Carrie Underwood along the way. The group signed with Capitol Nashville in 2007 and released its first single, "Love Don't Live Here," which peaked at number three on the country charts. A self-titled debut album followed in April 2008, featuring production from Victoria Shaw and Paul Worley and stocked with more country hits (including the chart-topping single "I Run to You," which also enjoyed crossover success as a Top 40 pop hit).
Within a year and a half, Lady Antebellum's debut had gone platinum and earned a Grammy nomination, and the band enjoyed its newfound success while putting the finishing touches on a second album. Need You Now appeared in early 2010, and its leadoff single -- "Need You Now" -- became the group's highest-charting song to date, topping the country charts and peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. It eventually sold over three million copies. The album experienced similar success, going gold during its second week of release and reaching platinum status soon after. By early 2011, Need You Now had sold more than three million copies in America alone, and the band took a break from recording a third studio album in order to attend the Grammys, where Lady Antebellum took home five awards. Lady Antebellum's third studio album, 2011's Own the Night, for which the group wrote ten of the 12 tracks, as well as co-producing the project with Worley, generated a hot single on the country charts right out of the box, “Just a Kiss,” which became the trio’s fastest rising single yet. ~ James Christopher Monger & Andrew Leahey, Rovi