Music and politics will unite at The Recording Academy's 2014 GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards on April 2 at the Hamilton Live in Washington, D.C. Seven-time GRAMMY winners Lady Antebellum will be presented with the Recording Artists' Coalition Award (named for The Academy's artists' rights program founded by Don Henley and Sheryl Crow), while House of Representatives Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) will also be honored for their support and understanding of music creators' unique role in American life. Known as "Washington's most interesting mix of music and politics," the event also feature live performances and one-of-a-kind tributes.
Additionally, Westfield Academy and Central School (Westfield, N.Y.) music teacher Kent Knappenberger, the recipient of The Recording Academy and GRAMMY Foundation's inaugural Music Educator Award, will be acknowledged for his dedication to music education.
"We are proud to honor Lady Antebellum for their artistry and inventiveness in the country arena as well as their philanthropic efforts to make a difference for disadvantaged children here and abroad," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow. "The Academy is also pleased to honor House leaders McCarthy and Pelosi for their tireless support of music, and we look forward to another incredible evening in our nation's capital."
The high-profile celebration, which will feature a cocktail reception, dinner and awards presentation, will be attended by members of the recording and entertainment industries, including GRAMMY
The GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards are sponsored by SESAC, and proceeds from the event will benefit the GRAMMY Foundation's GRAMMY Signature Schools, which provides support for underserved music programs throughout the country. For updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy's Advocacy social networks on Twitter and Facebook.
ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS,” A TWO-HOUR
STAR-STUDDED CONCERT EVENT FEATURING A PERFORMANCE BY LADY ANTEBELLUM TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, MAY 20 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
TWEET: Join @LadyAntebellum & more 4 #ACM salute 2 the troops, 5/20, 9pm on CBS!
The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS, a concert event featuring some of the biggest names in country music paying tribute to our armed forces, will be broadcast Tuesday, May 20 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special will be taped Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Country music superstars Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perryare the first artists to be added to the all-star lineup of performers for the event. The concert will honor the country’s remarkable servicemen and women and include special moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity. Proceeds from ticket sales for ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy. For more information, please log onto www.ACMLiftingLives.org or www.ACMcountry.com or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.
Tickets for ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops are on sale NOW at Ticketmaster, priced at $105, $155 and $205. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy.
Hey Team Lady A'ers! The following shows will have their presales this week:
LADY ANTEBELLUM TAKES FANS ON A “JOY RIDE”AT BOSTON’S SOLD OUT TD GARDEN SHOW THIS WEEKEND
Trio Nabs Four Nominations for Upcoming 49th Annual ACM Awards
GRAMMY winning trio Lady Antebellum’s North American TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR visited Boston's TD Garden this weekend with a sold out crowd. Boston Herald noted "having the time of their lives…the Nashville-based trio delivered a 90-minute, high-energy show that was chockfull of golden moments.”
“And when their voices locked into pristine harmony on such tunes as foot-stomping opener 'Compass,' wistful 'Just a Kiss,' and propulsive 'I Run to You'…a sold-out crowd at the TD Garden Friday night was happy to take the ride.” – Boston Globe
“Compass” is driving through the Top 10 on the country radio charts as the trio recently received news of their four ACM nominations including a nod for “Vocal Group of the Year.” This weekend, the TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR will stop in Minneapolis, MN and Grand Rapids, MI with special guests Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves. For a full list of tour dates and for ticket information, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
LADY ANTEBELLUM HEATS UP SUMMER WITH MORE DATES ADDED TO THE NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF THEIR TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR
Billy Currington, David Nail and Joe Nichols Added to the Lineup On Select Summer Shows
After returning to sold out arenas for the opening of tour last weekend, seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum announced today that they will extend their North American TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR. The now nearly 80-city tour will begin its summer leg on March 22 in Phoenix, AZ at Ak-Chin Pavilion. Fans can continue to purchase tickets for previously announced tour dates at www.ladyantebellum.com and to select cities of the summer leg as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket beginning Jan. 24 at www.Megaticket.com.
“The energy from the crowds on opening weekend was like a drug…it was totally intoxicating," said Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “It felt so unbelievable to be back on stage together, and each night was better than the last. We're going on to North Dakota this weekend and from now through the summer amphitheater shows, we're going to try and raise the bar night after night."
Special guests Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves are currently out with the trio and will continue on to the first newly announced summer shows. Lady A will also welcome a combination of Billy Currington, David Nail and Joe Nichols for the remaining new tour dates.
TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2014 North American Summer Dates:
3/22 Phoenix, AZ
3/23 San Diego, CA
3/27 Omaha, NE
3/28 Tulsa, OK
4/10 Evansville, IN
4/11 Atlanta, GA
4/12 Birmingham, AL
4/25 Raleigh, GA
4/26 Charlotte, NC
4/27 Knoxville, TN
5/9 Dallas, TX
5/10 Houston, TX
5/16 Hollywood, FL
5/17 Tampa, FL
5/30 Cincinnati, OH
5/31 Cuyahoga Falls, OH
6/1 Bethel, NY
6/14 Irvine, CA
6/15 Mountain View, CA
6/20 Grand Junction, CO
6/21 Sheridan, WY
6/27 North Platte, NE
7/4 Cavendish, PEI
7/6 Ottawa, ONT
7/18 Minot, ND
7/19 Cheyenne, WY
7/22 Paso Robles, CA
7/24 Noblesville, IN
7/25 Columbus, OH
7/26 Harrington, DE
7/27 Wantagh, NY
7/30 Davenport, IA
8/22 Clarkston, MI
8/23 Burgettstown, PA
8/30 Bangor, ME
8/31 Gilford, NH
Seven–time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum returned to the stage this weekend on their headlining TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR. Saturday night's show (pictured here) in Toledo, OH at the Huntington Center hosted a capacity crowd of eager fans.
"It's indisputable that Lady A has amazing chemistry that has grown stronger…" noted the Toledo Blade. "The one impression to take away from Lady A's 90-minute set was the enthusiasm that the set was delivered…the unbridled joy on the faces of the three close friends was priceless."
This weekend, the tour continues to Fargo, ND and Rapid City, SD with special guests Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves. For a full list of tour dates and for ticket information, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
Photo Credit: Adam Boatman
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