Showing posts with label Lady Antebellum. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lady Antebellum. Show all posts

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Q&A: Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum - on working with Stevie Nicks

During a conversation on a recent break from the tour, Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood talked with about working with Stevie Nicks

This is the section of the Q&A where he's asked about working with Stevie. The full Q&A can be found at

Lady Antebellum performed “Rhiannon” with Stevie Nicks at the ACM awards last month. Who chose that song?
Kind of the both of us. We did (the CMT show) “Crossroads” with Stevie about a year ago, and it was honestly the best experience for us as a band. It was the No. 1 highlight for us, to sit with her and work with her. We did “Rhiannon” on that show, and they had asked us to try and come up with a collaboration to do something with her again. We had a blast doing that.

She has been honestly so genuinely nice. She has invested so much time into our music and to us, spending time practicing and rehearsing. She’s just an unbelievable individual. You sit with her long enough and she’ll start telling old rock ‘n’ roll stories. And it’s the real stuff.

To say that playing with Stevie Nicks is the No. 1 highlight for you as a band is high praise.
My dream has always been not just to meet someone you’ve been a fan of, but to have the opportunity to work with them.

We went into the “Crossroads” experience not sure how that would go, if she would be cold or standoffish, or if it was going to be awkward. We showed up, and immediately she gave us all a big hug and started asking us about us, and how we started as a band, and how we write. She was so invested in our music. She started naming all these album cuts from our debut record and second record.

She was like, “We need to do ‘Cold as Stone’ from your second record,’ and I was like, “Who even knows that song?”

(Well I now know the song thanks to this collaboration... and I love it!  It's a great song)

For more on the Cross Roads collaboration between Stevie and Lady Antebellum, check out this page for more photos and videos from the show including bonus cuts.

Monday, May 05, 2014

VOTE for Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum "CMT Performance of the Year" Award at

Please vote for Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum for "CMT Performance of the Year" Award for  their performance of "Rhiannon" from last years Cross Roads.  Vote HERE at CMT. You can log in with Facebook / Twitter or by logging in to CMT.  Must be a U.S. resident over 13 to vote.  Vote in each category... Stevie and Lady Antebellum's category is "Performance of the Year".  Make sure you read the RULES.

More on their episode of Cross Roads HERE.

Neil Young , Stevie Nicks and Lionel Richie are among several artists from outside the world of country music who scored nominations for the 2014 CMT Music Awards .  The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will compete against each other for the CMT Performance of the Year prize at the ceremony, which will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 4, at 8 p.m. ET on CMT.

Young received a nod for a duet rendition of his song "Long May You Run" with his old buddy Willie Nelson , which was featured on an episode of CMT Crossroads titled Willie Nelson & Friends from Third Man Records .  Nicks, meanwhile, was nominated for a performance from her own CMT Crossroads appearance, which featured her performing with Lady Antebellum .  They're nominated for their collaborative version of her Fleetwood Mac classic "Rhiannon."  As for pop/R&B legend Richie, who had a surprise hit with his 2012 country duets collection, Tuskegee , he garnered a nod for his medley performance of "Oh No"/"All Night Long" with Luke Bryan from the 2013 CMT Artists of the Year special.

Other nominees for CMT Performance of the Year include modern-rock band Fall Out Boy   and pop group OneRepublic , who are being recognized for their respective CMT Crossroads duets with Dierks Bentley and The Band Perry .

Miranda Lambert is the leading nominee for the 2014 CMT Music Awards with a total of six.  Voting for the CMT Music Awards is now open at and will run through June 1 at midnight.  Tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday May 10 at 11 a.m. ET via Ticketmaster.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Video: Behind The Scenes: Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks Pre-ACM Awards

Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum chat with Access' Liz Hernandez about performing together at the ACM Awards.  How did the collaboration come about?  Why are their talents a perfect fit?

Stevie Nicks & Lady Antebellum Talk Collaboration

Lady A Television... Webisode 290 from Lady Antebellum
Go behind the scenes of the 2014 ACM Awards including Stevie Nicks and Darius Rucker.

More Photos at

'Timeless as a kiss'! Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum wow crowd with duet as they sing Fleetwood Mac's Rhiannon at ACM Awards

The Daily Mail (UK)

The ACM Awards Performance of "Golden" and "Rhiannon"

The new single is available at iTunes and Amazon

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Photos: Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum Red Carpet Arrivals at ACM Awards Las Vegas

ACM Awards Show - Sunday, April 6, 2014 - Las Vegas
Stevie and Lady A sang a short version of "Golden" and segued into "Rhiannon". It was perfect!

NEW SINGLE: Available on iTunes
ACM Awards: Lady Antebellum, Stevie Nicks Rock 'Golden' Performance
Stevie Nicks teamed with three-time ACM vocal group of the year Lady Antebellum to pair up their latest hit "Golden" and the Fleetwood Mac classic "Rhiannon" on Sunday at the ACM Awards. 

"I love Lady Antebellum, and to me, this song is their 'Landslide’ because it's just that spectacular," Nicks said earlier in the week in an announcement for a special release of their joint version of "Golden."

Nicks' appearance at the ceremony precedes a North American tour with Fleetwood Mac that, for the first time in 16 years, features singer-keyboardist Christine McVie as part of the lineup, after rejoining the group in January.

Lady Antebellum's star has continued to rise on the country charts, returning to No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart last month with "Compass," which received songwriting credits from the likes of production duo Stargate (Beyonce's "Irreplaceable," Katy Perry's "Firework"). "Compass" is off "Golden," the trio's May 2013 release, which also hit No. 1 -- including a top spot on the Billboard 200, Lady Antebellum's third such album.

The Nicks-Antebellum collab came about after both parties performed together on "CMT Crossroads" last September. They tore through country chart-toppers "Need You Now" and "Just a Kiss," as well as rock standards "Landslide" and "Rhiannon" -- the latter with Scott singing the song's higher melody.

Red Carpet Arrivals at the 49th Annual American Country Music Awards with Lady Antebellum

 Photos: Steve Marcus | CBS | Jason Merritt | Lady Antebellum

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Photo: Stevie Nicks with Lady Antebellum - ACM Rehearsals

ACM Awards Rehearsals Tonight (4/4) in Las Vegas
Stevie with Lady Antebellum

The ACM Awards Air Sunday night on CBS at 8/7ct

Photo by Lady Antebellum
Above two photos by American Horror Story's Jamie Brewer

 Above two photos by Joshua Morrow
Above photo by Steve Burton

by Chuck Dauphin

At least two of the many artists slated to perform at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards are looking forward to the chance to show their love and appreciation for some of the artists that have inspired them in their musical careers.

Charles Kelley, whose band Lady Antebellum will team up with the timeless Stevie Nicks for a performance of “Golden” on the awards show, told Billboard that sharing the stage with Nicks is always a moment to remember (the two also collaborated last year on an edition of "CMT Crossroads").

“Rehearsing with Stevie Nicks yesterday was very cool," said Kelley. "I think the ACM’s will be one of those moments, seeing her in person. She has this aura about her. She’s incredibly humble. She isn’t someone who just comes in, takes a take or two and leaves. We rehearsed for two or three hours yesterday and got it just right. That’s what kind of performer she is. She wants it to be perfect.”

Full Article at

Lady Antebellum Celebrates Upcoming ACM Performance With Special Release of “Golden” Featuring Stevie Nicks

Three-time ACM “Vocal Group of the Year” and current nominee Lady Antebellum is giving fans a preview of their upcoming performance with a special release of their song “Golden” featuring Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, available on iTunes or Amazon

“Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought we’d have the chance to perform with Stevie Nicks, let alone develop a friendship like we have on and off stage,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “When we first sat down with her, ‘Golden’ was one of our songs that really touched her, so we recently asked her if she’d be willing to record her vocal for it – and she agreed! The timing ended up being perfect and we may have even worked up a little ACM-twist for Sunday’s performance!”

“I love Lady Antebellum, and to me, this song is their ‘Landslide’ because it’s just that spectacular,” said Nicks who wrote Fleetwood Mac’s iconic song, which first debuted on their self-titled album 1975 and has remained a legendary hit for decades.

The trio will take the stage Sunday (4/6) with Nicks for the 49th Annual ACM Awards, airing live at 7:00P CT on CBS. For more information, visit


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

NEW Lady Antebellum Single 'Golden' Features STEVIE NICKS! on iTunes now!

Studio recording of Lady Antebellum's latest single features Stevie Nicks!

It's beautiful!!!  Get it at iTunes or Amazon

One of the best collaborations on Cross Roads was when Stevie hooked up with Lady Antebellum last year.  They performed this song and it sounded spectacular live... This new studio take is a real treat!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks set to perform on the ACM Awards April 6th

Country stars Eric Church, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum with special guest Stevie Nicks have been added to the performers lineup at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music. The show will take place SUNDAY, APRIL 6th at the MGM GRAND in LAS VEGAS, and be televised live on CBS-TV at 8p (ET).

The 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, will broadcast LIVE for the first time in Australia on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10:00AM AEST on Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC) and again in primetime at 8:00PM AEST.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Aunt Stevie Sends Ruby Red Slippers to Baby Antebellum

Stevie Nicks Sends Ruby Red Slippers to Baby Antebellum
Lady Antebellum 's Hillary Scott and Stevie Nicks really hit it off when they filmed an episode of CMT Crossroads earlier this year. The friendship continues as Stevie showers Hillary's baby daughter Eisele (pr: EYES lee) with gifts.

Hillary posted an Instagram photo over the weekend of the baby sporting some sparkly ballet slippers with the caption, "Eisele is channeling her inner Dorothy today thanks to her Aunt Stevie (Nicks) who sent these amazing shoes! =) #spoiledalready."

Look for Lady Antebellum's expanded edition of their album, Golden , to come out November 11 featuring their latest single, "Compass."

Country Weekly

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

SATURDAY: Palladia will have a special 90 minute premiere of CMT Crossroads: Stevie Nicks & Lady Antebellum 9/8c

A 90 minute special premiere of CMT Crossroads: Stevie Nicks & Lady Antebellum will air this Saturday October 5th at 9/8C on Palladia. 

Update: Palladia confirmed that they will be airing 3 additional songs on Saturdays 90 minute version of Crossroads... So it looks like the bonus clips of Gold Dust Woman, Just a Kiss and Cold as Stone will be included with the show.

CMT's version was an hour long.  Possibly the bonus clips of songs and sitting around chatting that didn't originally air on CMT... Might be worth checking out this Saturday if you have Palladia.  Not to be missed... One of the best things Stevie has done!

Watch a SNEAK of "Rhiannon"-->

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks on Crossroads was "Golden" (Full Episode Available On-Line)

If you are in the U.S. and don't have CMT as part of your cable package.... You can catch the full episode of Crossroads with Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum at  PLUS there are bonus video tracks of "Just A Kiss", Cold As Stone and Gold Dust Woman HERE

What a show! What a great pairing of artists!  I'm a fan of Lady A and knew from the time this was announced that this would be outstanding... So many goose bump moments hearing the four of them sing and harmonize together... Just spectacular!  Favourite moment... "Golden"  Beautiful song!  

This program is way too short.. It could easily be a 90 minute program!  With the songs performed live that didn't make the show, maybe we'll be lucky and see this released on DVD or VOD.  In the show you'll hear: Edge of Seventeen, Love Don't Live Here, Need You Now, Landslide, Golden, Stop Draggin' My Heart Around and Rhiannon.