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Lady A readies TV drive

Friday, January 22, 2010 – After almost a year of writing and recording the 11 songs, Lady Antebellum will hit television next week to celebrate the release of "Need You Now" on Tuesday.

Their schedule is highlighted by a Jan. 27 performance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a performance slot on both the MusiCares Tribute to Neil Young on Jan. 29 and CBS's telecast of the Grammy Awards on Jan. 31, as well as a two song outdoor concert on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Feb. 2. The band will wrap up three weeks on the road with a trip to Vancouver for a performance on Today live from the 2010 Olympic games on Feb. 16. "I've never felt more excited about anything in our career," said Charles Kelley of Lady A. "We put our heart and soul into the songs on this album. Our schedule is crazy, but I can't think of anything in the world I'd rather be doing than getting this album out to the fans."

Lady Antebellum is offering fans who purchase either the physical or digital album, through any retailer, added bonus content through ladyantebellum.com. One track will be given away each month in 2010 with the first track available on Jan. 26. Additionally, the band is world-premiering the album online through MySpace Music, and they will also participate in AOL's "Sessions" program and Yahoo's "Maximum Performance" series. Yesterday, Lala started offering the uptempo fan-inspired track "Stars Tonight" through the Facebook gift store, a first time promotion for a country artist.

Lady Antebellum is nominated for two Grammys including "Best Country Performance by A Duo Or Group With Vocals" and "Best Country Song." "Need You Now" has already spawned the five week number one title track that has also been the most downloaded digital country single on iTunes for 11 consecutive weeks now. The second single from the upcoming album is American Honey.

Lady A is also currently prepping to join Tim McGraw's "Southern Voice" tour kicking off on Feb. 11 in Omaha, Neb.

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