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LadyAid to the Rescue

Lady Antebellum’s video “Heart Break” was recently filmed in Puerto Rico – BEFORE the hurricanes arrived.  Now the band wants to give back.

That’s where LadyAID comes in. It’s Lady Antebellum’s way of supporting the victims of Hurricane Maria. They are donating $200,000 of LadyAID relief efforts via MusiCares and United for Puerto Rico.

Heart Break (Official Video) by Lady Antebellum on VEVO.

The band said that after spending time in Puerto Rico, they all fell in love and now feel personally connected to helping support everyone there who was affected.

This isn’t the only time that LadyAID has helped. Since 2012, the band’s philanthropic efforts have helped people in need on local, national and international levels. And it’s funded by donations and by tickets sales. So anytime you go see Lady Antebellum in concert, you’re helping the cause.

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Country Stars Take Over New York

Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Dan+Shay, Lori McKenna and songwriter Shane McAnally hit the red carpet in New York on February 28th for the world premiere of “The Shack.”

The movie, based on the New York Times best-selling book, stars Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer and Tim McGraw and will open in theaters nationwide on Friday, March 3.

If you’re a country fan, you’ll really love the soundtrack (which was released February 24th).  It features songs by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who co-penned “Keep Your Eyes On Me,” with Lori McKenna and Shane McAnally, Dierks Bentley (“Days of Dark”), Lady Antebellum (“Lay Our Flowers Down”), Brett Eldredge (“Phone Call to God”), Dan + Shay (“When I Pray for You”) and more.

Check out the trailer for The Shack below.

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Pistol Annie’s Reunite Briefly

Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams (out May 26) will feature a Pistol Annies reunion (Pistol Annies includes Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley).

A portion of the proceeds from the tribute compilation will benefit the Recording Academy’s charitable foundation MusiCares, which offers assistance to music professionals in times of need.

Here is a full track listing for Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams:

1. “Tulsa Time,” Pistol Annies
2. “I Believe in You,” Brandy Clark
3. “We’ve Got a Good Fire Goin’,” Lady Antebellum
4. “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend,” Dierks Bentley
5. “Amanda,” Chris Stapleton featuring Morgane Stapleton
6. “Till the Rivers All Run Dry,” Alison Krauss
7. “Love Is on a Roll,” John Prine featuring Roger Cook
8. “If I Needed You,” Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires
9. “Maggie’s Dream,” Trisha Yearwood
10. “Lord I Hope This Day Is Good,” Keb’ Mo’
11. “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” Garth Brooks

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Charles Kelley Is Now a Father!

womanistaCongratulations to Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and his wife, Cassie, on the birth of their first child this morning.

Baby boy Ward Charles Kelley arrived at 9:20 a.m. on Feb. 11, weighed in at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and measured 20 inches long. The couple shared the big news and a photo of their handsome offspring on Cassie’s popular Womanista blog.


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2016 People’s Choice Awards

Who doesn’t like awards shows? Seeing all of your’ favorite musicians, actors, and celebrities all in one place. On Wednesday night (Jan 6), awards season 2016 officially kicked off with the People’s Choice Awards. Country music was not very well represented, but there were a few winners worth noting.

Blake Shelton won Favorite Male Country Artist, his third nomination for the award. The Voice on which Shelton is a coach — picked up Favorite Competition TV show for the third year in a row. Carrie Underwood walked away with the award for Favorite Female Country Artist. Lady Antebellum were named Favorite Country Group.

Let’s hope for more awards for your’ favorite country stars throughout the rest of the awards season.