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  1. From the upcoming Nicholas Sparks penned film The Best of Me, Lady Antebellum has released the video for "I Did With You," a special song inspired by the story in the film.

    Relativity Studios’ will release the film, starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden, in theaters nationwide on October 17.

     

    About The Best Of Me

    Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of the beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they've never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

  2. CMA Chief Executive Officer, Sarah Trahern, along with the Executive Producer of public television’s critically-acclaimed concert series “Front and Center,” Don Maggi, announced the dates that public television stations across the country will start airing two, hour-long concert specials leading up to Country Music’s Biggest Night™, “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.” The announcement was made today in New York City during a press conference to announce the final nominees for the 2014 CMA Awards.

    The first of the two shows will be available to public television stations beginning Tuesday, Oct. 14 and will feature a special 10th Anniversary CMA Songwriters Series celebration with CMA Award winner Dierks Bentley. Capturing the authentic in-the-round experience, Bentley is joined by Jim Beavers, Ross Copperman, Brett James, and Jon Randall.

    The second show, available to public television stations beginning Tuesday, Oct. 28, features the music of CMA Award winners Lady Antebellum performed in an intimate setting. The trio will showcase their signature hits and offer a first taste of new music from their upcoming fifth studio album, 747. The group shares personal stories from the road, the writing room, and the events that inspired their music, and are joined by songwriters Rodney Clawson, Tom Douglas, Josh Kear, Luke Laird, and Abe Stoklasa for some special collaborations.

    Rolling Stone Country recently said this about the partnership between CMA, “Front and Center,” and the CMA Songwriters Series: “With its new CMA partnership, ’Front and Center‘ becomes an outlet for the true backbone of Country Music — the songs and the people who wrote them — to be laid bare.”

    The episodes, which were taped this summer in Nashville, will air nationwide (check local listings).

    “County Music is a genre based on the foundation of great songs,” said Trahern. “Announcing the ‘Front and Center’ shows the same time we are recognizing our CMA Awards nominated songwriters for the CMA Song of the Year was a natural fit and a great way to build excitement leading up to the Awards broadcast on Nov. 5.”

    "We were privileged to be able to work with as prestigious an organization as the CMA, to bring these compelling shows with Dierks (Bentley) and Lady Antebellum to public television,” said Maggi.  “They were truly special shows that we hope have laid the groundwork for future programming with the CMA.”

    The Songwriters Series kicked off the 10th Anniversary season with standing-room-only shows at the Sundance Film Festival in January, and has performed shows in Chicago, New York City, London, and Paradise Island, Bahamas, as part of the Paradise Music Festival Presented by CMA partner HGTV already in 2014. Other planned performance locations this year include Austin, Nashville, and New York.

    For more information on the CMA Songwriters Series, visit CMAsongwritersseries.com.

    About Front and Center: Front and Center is a music performance series that launched in Spring 2012 on public television.  The one-hour broadcasts present an eclectic mix of Grammy-winning, multi-platinum selling industry veterans and chart toppers, including Cyndi Lauper, Jack Johnson, Keith Urban, The Fray, Train, James Blunt, The Goo Goo Dolls, Richie Sambora and more.

    “Front and Center” is a production of Front and Center Entertainment, LLC in association with WLIW LLC, for WNET, and distributed by American Public Television.

  3. EMI Nashville in conjunction with Relativity Music are set to release the soundtrack for the upcoming Nicholas Sparks penned film, The Best of Me. Confirmed artists to be on the soundtrack include Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, David Nail, Colbie Caillat, Kip Moore and the Eli Young Band. More artists to be announced.

    Seven-time GRAMMY-Award winners, Lady Antebellum, wrote (with Monty Powell) and recorded “I Did With You,” a special song inspired by the story in the film. Fans will be able to hear a portion of “I Did With You” in a newly released trailer for the film. View it here.

    Relativity Studios’ will release the film, starring Michelle Monaghan and James Marsden, in theaters nationwide on October 17.

    About The Best Of Me

    Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of the beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they've never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances.

    Relativity Studios

    Relativity Studios encompasses the company's film and television divisions and is led by Chairman Tucker Tooley. The studio has produced, distributed or structured financing for nearly 200 motion pictures, generating more than $17 billion in worldwide box-office revenue and earning 60 Oscar® nominations. Recent releases include Safe Haven, Act of Valor and Immortals, the latter two of which opened at No. 1 at the box office. Relativity’s other films include Limitless, The Social Network, which was nominated for eight Oscars and won three, and The Fighter, which was nominated for seven Oscars and won two. Upcoming films include Hector and the Search for Happiness, Beyond the Lights and author Nicholas Sparks’ The Best of Me.

    Relativity Television is one of the country’s largest suppliers of unscripted television and has recently expanded to produce scripted series.

    Relativity Music Group

    Relativity Music, a division of Relativity, releases soundtrack albums for some of today's greatest films and television series and provides in-house music supervision for all Relativity films. The division has produced and released over 70 soundtracks, including Relativity’s Act of Valor, featuring Keith Urban’s Golden Globe-nominated, RIAA-certified Gold single “For You,” and Safe Haven, featuring the Grammy nominated, original song “We Both Know,” written for the film by Colbie Caillat and Gavin DeGraw. The division has also released soundtracks for Dreamworks Animation, Universal Pictures, FOX, Focus Features, NBC, and HBO and includes titles such as Bridesmaids, Dallas Buyers Club, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Croods and the TV series “30 Rock.”


  4. Lady Antebellum has partnered with NY-based home textile manufacturer Divatex, Inc to launch Lady Antebellum’s Heartland Home Collection, featuring Americana-inspired bed and bath lines derived from the bands lifestyle, songs and stories.

    “When we started working on this line, we really wanted to take a fresh new approach on classic American design," stated Hillary Scott. “We’ve had the chance to tour all over the country and see some really amazing things that inspired these designs. This collection pays homage to all that is great about American style…we are looking forward to sharing it with our fans!”

    David Greenstein, President and CEO of Divatex agreed: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with Lady Antebellum on their new Heartland Home collection that captures the essence of their lifestyle.  Lady Antebellum’s Heartland Home Collection will offer honest products that fill each day with the enduring spirit of America.” he said.

    The line embraces the comfort, simplicity and beauty of America’s Heartland.  Featuring an unexpected mix of plaids, florals and solids, the collection offers a fresh approach to traditional American design, finding inspiration from across the country.  The result is a new heritage of authentic home living that feels true and looks fresh every day.

    The collection will debut during New York’s FALL HOME FASHION WEEK in September. 

    Lady Antebellum is currently out on the road as part of their headlining 2014 TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR, which will hit almost 80 cities in the US and Canada, across the course of the year. The group’s sultry new single "Bartender" is currently at No. one on the country radio charts and is the lead single off their upcoming album, 747, out Sept 30. The new album follows over 11 million albums worldwide, nine trips to No. one on country radio, five Platinum singles and Lady A has won the “Vocal Group of the Year” honor from both the CMA and from the ACM’s three years in a row. 

    Divatex Inc. is the designer and manufacturer of home fashions that transform bedrooms and bathrooms into sanctuaries of stand-out style and irresistible comfort.  As a division of the Himatsingka Group, a leading textile manufacturer in India, Divatex is among the leading wholesalers and distributors of Home Fashions in North America.

  5. Lady Antebellum has tipped the charts with their white-hot single “Bartender,” taking the No. 1 spot this week. The track is the lead single off their upcoming fifth studio album 747, out Sept. 30.

    “There are enough sad, sulking breakup songs out there already,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott, “We went into this wanting to put a spin on it and take the approach that the only way to get over it is to get out on the town with your girls! It's also insanely fun to perform, and the three of us have had a blast pumping up the tempo and going all out on it. It's been a great lead single to set up 747!"

    Lady Antebellum’s upcoming fifth studio album 747 follows over 11 million albums sold worldwide, eight previous trips to No. 1 on the country radio charts, five Platinum singles and seven GRAMMY awards. The band is currently wrapping up their headlining TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR, which saw thegroup hit 80 cities in Canada and the US.

    747 is now available for pre-order on iTunes!


  6. Lady A will headline CMC Rocks QLD 2015, which will be held on Fri March 13 - Sun March 15, over three days and nights, at Willowbank Raceway, Ipswich.

  7. Lady Antebellum will headline the Jack Daniel’s New Year’s Eve Bash on Broadway. Music City will once again offer one of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the country with a free concert and Nashville’s own midnight “Music Note Drop®.”

  8. Lady Antebellum announced today that their fifth studio album 747 will land in stores on Sept. 30. The album’s sultry lead single “Bartender” is already soaring up the country charts to become one of their fastest rising singles. Read more for the full track listing.