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.
Vevo takes you backstage for an interview with Lady A and the crew! Take a look at the inspiration behind the design of the #WheelsUpTour stage and hear the band talk about all the important people that make their show happen!
COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS
LADY ANTEBELLUM, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, JASON ALDEAN, KEITH URBAN,
KENNY CHESNEY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND LUKE BRYAN
TO HEAT UP THE STAGE AT THE ‘2015 CMT MUSIC AWARDS’
LIVE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH AT 8:00 PM ET/PT FROM NASHVILLE
CMT, CMT Pure, and CMT Radio To Run Nominee Video Blocks and Performer Interviews Throughout The Day
NASHVILLE – May 19, 2015 – CMT today announced Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan are the first set of highly anticipated performers set to take the stage at the 2015 “CMT Music Awards”. The star-studded lineup marks the loudest night in country music and will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
Last week through an ambitious multiplatform rollout, CMT unveiled nominations for the awards, which includes more than 45 nominated artists/groups. This year, each performer scored multiple nods. Country superstar Carrie Underwood is the frontrunner with five awards nominations, including two for “Video of the Year,” two for “Female Video of the Year” and one for “Collaborative Video of the Year” for her duet with Miranda Lambert. Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney followed with an impressive four nominations each. Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean earned a respective three nominations, while Keith Urban and Luke Bryan both scored two nods. Additional performers, presenters and host will be announced at a later date.
To celebrate the upcoming performances, CMT will be airing nominee videos during morning music hours, while CMT Pure, CMT's 24-hour music channel, will feature nomination blocks by category throughout the day. In addition, CMT Radio will feature performer interviews on both “CMT After Midnite” and “CMT Radio Live”.
Fans can vote now via CMT.com through June 7 at 11:59 PM ET to determine the winners. The six finalists for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.
Official sponsors of the 2015 “CMT Music Awards” include American Airlines, Aveeno®, Crown Royal®, Dentastix®, Dove, Garnier Fructis, Kellogg’s® Special K®, KIA Motors, Little Ceasar’s, Mountain Dew®, Nationwide Insurance, Olive Garden and Verizon.
The 2014 “CMT Music Awards” was the second most-watched telecast in franchise history, experiencing growth across all screens, up +10% from the prior year with 3.0 million Total Viewers. Last year’s show also ranked as the #1 original cable telecast for the day and across Prime, CMT was the #1 cable network among P18-49, F18-49 and Total Viewer L+SD impressions. It was also the # 1 most social telecast on Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings for the day, and the # 1 most social show on cable for the week. CMT wrapped its most recent quarter on a high note, posting A18-49 gains in both Primetime (+32%) and Total Day (+8%) over the previous quarter.
Lady A is nominated for 4 CMT Awards this year in the categories of Video and Group Video for “Bartender" and Performance of the Year for “Drink A Beer” w/ Chris Stapleton from the 2014 CMT Awards and “Wake Me Up” w/ Aloe Blacc at the 2015 CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party!