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Lady A sells 500K tickets

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 – Lady Antebellum has sold more than half a million tickets for their upcoming Own the Night 2012 World Tour starting Friday in Tulsa, Okla. with Darius Rucker and special guest Thompson Square.

Advance sell-outs at include the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Allstate Arena in Chicago, American Airlines Center in Dallas and the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass.

"We have been really involved in the planning of our tour every step of the way...I remember drawing out an idea for our set design on a paper plate, so to now see it come to life is just crazy," said Lady A's Hillary Scott. "We are just so invested in every moment and making it a great experience for the fans, and we're really excited for everything 2012 has in store."

"It has only been four years since we were driving around in Charles' Jeep Cherokee and sharing a hotel room," added Dave Haywood. "This tour is what we've always dreamed of!"

Fresh off celebrating their number one hits We Owned The Night and Just A Kiss in Nashville this week, the trio's third single Dancin' Away With My Heart off "Own the Night" cracked the Top 20 on the country radio charts in 3 weeks.

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747 CD review - 747
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Golden CD review - Golden
Lady Antebellum probably needed a change in direction after "Own the Night" dropped in 2011. The material was overly geared towards taking dead aim at the radio jugular and not the best material. That isn't the case this time out on the trio's fifth release because most of the songs veer away from being obviously radio fodder (except for the current singleDowntown with its soulful beginning and strong vocals from Hillary Scott), but that also doesn't man that this was the right change. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Womack planned a good night – Lee Ann Womack pretty much summed up where she's at these days in concluding her show with Don Williams "Lord I Hope This Day Is Good." The ever-strong voiced country traditionalist sang, "I don't need fortune and I don't need fame" with the concluding line of the stanza asking the Man upstairs to "plan a good day for me.... »»»
Concert Review: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
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