Charles, Hillary and Dave sit down with ABC News' Juju Chang and explain why they plan to take some downtime after the successful "Wheels Up" tour ends.
Revealing official details on Good Morning America this morning, Charles Kelley sends “The Driver” to Country radio today as the debut single from his forthcoming solo project on Capitol Records Nashville.Written by Kelley, Eric Paslay and Abe Stoklasa and born in a ratty studio in the back of producer Paul Worley’s offices, Kelley explores new territory with a raw sound that pushes his vocals into a lower, grittier key than what listeners have been hearing from him in a group setting. His unmatched perspective of hours spent on the road pursuing a life-long dream is present through his impeccable voice, along with special guests Dierks Bentley and Paslay.“The perspective seemed like a Crosby, Stills, and Nash story song,” Kelley says of the lyrics. “We went in the studio to record it with no agenda. I thought maybe it’ll be the start of the next Lady Antebellum record, maybe we’ll scrap it, maybe I’ll pitch the song to other singers.”“Having Hillary and Dave's support means a lot to me,” adds Kelley. “We love each other and we’re having a blast. This was just a pure musical detour, to take myself out of my own head and off the treadmill for a minute. I hope and think it can bring in a fresh perspective when we go back in to make the next Lady Antebellum record.”Fans who missed Kelley’s sit-down with ABC’s Juju Chang this morning can watch it HERE and listen to “The Driver” here: http://umgn.us/cktdvTonight, Kelley will also appear on ABC's Nightline (ABC at 11:35P CT) when Lady Antebellum takes cameras backstage for their sold out first headlining hometown arena show in Nashville, TN. For more information and for a full list of upcoming appearances, visit facebook.com/CharlesKelley
NASH Presents Hearts Unsung. An evening of musical entertainment benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and featuring seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum and special guests. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. The band recently wrapped the North American leg of their headlining WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR and has graciously donated their time and talents to support millions of deserving kids across the nation. Join us for a powerful night of music at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center!
Make sure you tune into Palladia to watch our Lady Antebellum: Wheels Up Tour special!
If you haven't been able to catch a live show this summer, don't miss what critics hail as the band's most powerful, hit-packed tour yet!
For times and where to watch Palladia in your area, visit Palladia.tv.
After a sold-out performance for their first-ever headlining hometown stop at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Friday (9/11), Lady Antebellum will wrap their headlining WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR having proven “the group is far from running out of steam” (Billboard) with an “effervescent evening of impeccable harmonies” (The Tennessean).“It’s hard to believe that we’re in the last weekend of this tour after checking off so many bucketlist moments with this show,” shares Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “The tour was our dream come true and it’s hard to really sum up exactly how much that means to us. We’re looking forward to spending a lot of time this winter writing new music - and we can’t wait for the next chapter of Lady A."Additionally from their Music City performance Lady A, pictured here with Ellen Lehman, President of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, announced a contribution of $400,000 on behalf of their fans to LadyAID. The group set aside a portion of every ticket purchased over the course for their 2015 Tour to put owards the multi-level organization, which helps bring awareness and generate support for children locally, nationally and globally. LadyAID is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.You can still celebrate the hit-packed trek, as Palladia will air the “Lady Antebellum: Wheels Up Tour” live special on Saturday, Sept. 26! For more information, visit ladyantebellum.com.In addition to selling out their first-ever hometown arena show, last weekend also marked a special moment for the CMA nominated trio as they surprised Navy veteran Alejandro Tamez, with a year of mortgage relief as their last 7FOR7 giveaway with Quicken Loans. To watch a recap video of their moving 7FOR7 initiative on the road this summer, click here.
Big news! This Saturday, (August 29) Charles, Hillary & Dave will be taking over CMT for the day! It all starts bright and early at 9am ET / 8am CT as the band joins the CMT Hot 20 Countdown at a stop on the Wheels Up 2015 tour, along with interviews from Hunter Hayes, Sam Hunt and more.Then at 12pm ET / 11am CT, tune in for the world premier of Lady Antebellum: Wheels Up Tour! If you haven't been able to catch a live show this summer, don't miss what critics hail as the band's most powerful, hit-packed tour yet!
Today Chili’s Grill & Bar announced the start of its longstanding, annual fundraiser benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. To celebrate the 13th year of the Create-A-Pepper campaign, the brand partnered with Grammy Award-winning band Lady Antebellum to raise awareness and encourage fans and guests to lend a voice for the lifesaving work of St. Jude.“St. Jude has always been an organization that we are quick to jump in and support,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “As a band and as parents, we love the work they do for kids fighting really tough stuff like cancer. It’s something really close to our hearts and we’re excited to be part of what Chili’s is doing to help advocate for these kids and their families.”In addition to teaming up with Lady Antebellum this year, Chili’s set out to build a larger community around this noteworthy cause by:
“The Create-A-Pepper for St. Jude campaign is our favorite time of the year,” said Wyman Roberts, CEO and president of Brinker International and president of Chili’s Grill & Bar. “The passion our team members have for making an impact on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, its patients and their families is something that can be felt when you walk into the restaurant. I’m honored to be a part of an amazing team of people who are raising funds so St. Jude can focus on what matters most – finding cures and saving children.”Now through Sept. 14, guests at participating Chili’s restaurants can support the lifesaving work at St. Jude in several ways:
- Incorporating technology to make donating easy with Ziosk® tabletop technology and the new “Donate Now” click-to-donate ad button on Facebook and Instagram, a new social fundraising tool which Chili’s is one of the first to use
- Providing the opportunity for “My Chili’s Rewards” loyalty program members to receive bonus points for their donations
- Expanding the campaign to Canada for the first time so guests visiting more than 1,250 restaurants across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada can participate
*66 percent of the purchase price of each T-shirt and 80 percent of the purchase price of each pair of sunglasses sold will be donated to St. Jude.
- Decorate a signature chili-pepper shaped coloring sheet and share the design on social media using the hashtag #CreateAPepper
- Add a donation to the check using the tabletop tablet located on every restaurant table
- Purchase a Create-A-Pepper T-shirt for $12 or a pair of St. Jude branded sunglasses for $5 when dining in restaurant*
- Complete St. Jude related challenges through the “My Chili’s Rewards” loyalty program
- Dine at Chili’s on Monday, Sept. 14 for Donate Profits Day, when the brand donates profits, at least $100,000, to St. Jude
- Participate through www.createapepper.com and the new “Donate Now” click-to-donate ad button on Facebook and Instagram
It's here! Watch the new music video for Long Stretch of Love.