|Mon 18 Apr 2011, 7:30pm|
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Chugg Entertainment announces today that in the wake of their Grammy success, Lady Antebellum, will be playing one very special performance on Monday 18th April at The Civic in Auckland. Following a run of dates around Australia with Keith Urban, this will be the tuneful trio from Nashville, Tennessee’s first ever visit to New Zealand.
Following the band’s incredible success at the Grammy Awards last week, the single ‘Need You Now’ (which also appeared in the hit show Glee to 1.1million viewers), has hit #5 on the NZ Singles Chart as well as #1 on the Airplay chart. Better still, the album, ‘Need You Now’ debuted at #1 in NZ and is currently just shy of reaching Platinum sales.
Lady Antebellum ended an emotional night at the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards as the big winners, taking home five awards. The group snagged the awards for the highly coveted Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Performance by a Duo or Group and Country Song of The Year for their smash hit ‘Need You Now’ as well as Country Album of the Year for the US triple PLATINUM ‘Need You Now.’
“We’re still just soaking it in,” said Hillary Scott. “It was a huge night, and we may even still be in shock!"
In 2006 Charles Kelley (lead & background vocals), Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin) and Hilary Scott (lead and background vocals) came together and a rich tapestry of family connections and music industry ties was formed. Scott is the daughter of country music singer and GRAMMY winner Linda Davis and Charles Kelley is the brother of artist Josh Kelley. Trying to become a successful solo country artist, Kelley convinced his old school friend, Haywood, to move to Nashville so they could write music together. Not long after this, Scott recognised Kelley from MySpace and following conversations was consequently invited to write songs together. Just a few months later Lady Antebellum was formed, and the trio performed live for the first time together at a Nashville club. Lady A had no idea at the time that those very first songs written together would eventually take them to sold out arenas around the world.
“We consider ourselves songwriters first, so to see our songs connect with people all around the world is just unbelievable to us,” adds Dave Haywood. “We’re looking forward to our first trip to New Zealand!”
As the band return to the studio to embark upon their third studio album, ‘Need You Now’ continues to gain ground internationally, achieving a Top 5 chart position in every iTunes storefront world-wide after their Grammy win.
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