Lady Antebellum takes home "Breakthrough Award” at 2012 Billboard Touring Awards
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GRAMMY winning country trio Lady Antebellum received Billboard’s “Breakthrough Award” at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards for their headlining OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR. Previous winners include Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Jason Aldean.
Toronto - November 9, 2012 - Although winter storms and airport closures kept the group from traveling to New York City to accept in person last night, GRAMMY winning country trio Lady Antebellum received Billboard’s “Breakthrough Award” at the 2012 Billboard Touring Awards for their headlining OWN THE NIGHT 2012 WORLD TOUR. The trophy goes to the highest grossing touring artist who cracks Billboard’s Boxscore recap for the first time in their career based on ticket sales and other touring data. The all-genre category also included Miranda Lambert and The Black Keys, and the group joins previous winners including Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Jason Aldean.
“Mother Nature wasn't our friend this week…we would have loved to have been there to accept this in person,” said Lady A's Dave Haywood. “We count this tour as one of our proudest accomplishments and want to thank our band, crew and all the fans around the world who came out to 'Own The Night' with us. It's a huge honor, and a responsibility to our genre, to travel around the globe representing country music. We don't take that lightly and really appreciate the recognition.”
The “Breakthrough Award” recognizes the band's first world tour that wrapped last month in Australia with three sold out nights at Sydney’s Opera House. More than one million fans attended the tour that kicked off in January and visited eleven countries on three continents.
In celebration of the tour, the trio also recently announced that they will release a live concert film titled OWN THE NIGHT WORLD TOUR on December 04 in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan with additional worldwide release plans in 2013. Fans will be able to purchase the film in multiple formats including DVD, Blu-ray and will be available at all digital retailers. Distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment, the live film includes 90 minutes of performance from the Little Rock, AR stop of the World Tour this past June, tour documentary footage and seven additional bonus cuts.
Today Lady Antebellum is preparing for the upcoming holiday season with the premiere of their playful holiday music video for their new single “A Holly Jolly Christmas”. Directed by TK McKamy and shot in Nashville, the video follows a little boy at a holiday party on a mission to get his Christmas wish.
“‘A Holly Jolly Christmas’ just has something kind of flirty about it,” said Hillary Scott. “So, when it came time to make the video, we really wanted it to feel light-hearted and fun with a sense of humor…something that just makes you smile.”
Fans can watch the video here
“A Holly Jolly Christmas” is on Lady A’s new holiday collection ON THIS WINTER’S NIGHT, available now. For the festive release, the trio once again co-produced alongside veteran Paul Worley, penned the album’s title track and created their own arrangements for two of the disc’s additional eleven holiday classics. Lady A will also perform a special concert, SunTrust Bank Presents Lady Antebellum “On This Winter’s Night,” at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Dec. 3. For more information on the holiday album and concert, visit ladyantebellum.com/
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