Thanks to the fact that a member of Lady Antebellum is a native of the Peach State, the hit-making lineup is now set to be honored among the newest inductees of the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley can thank Georgia-born bandmate Dave Haywood for qualifying Lady A for the honor, which is set to take place Oct. 11 at at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. Other 2014 inductees include Danny Beard, comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Francine Reed, Ed Roland and Wet Willie, to name a sampling.
First established as an honor roll in 1979 to recognize Georgians who have made significant achievements in the field of music, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame currently lists more than 100 individuals and groups from multiple categories, such as Performer, Non-Performer, Group, Pioneer, Posthumous, Songwriter and Classical, among its inductees.
“We’ve never been a part of something like this before,” said Lady A's Haywood in an Aug. 7 correspondence shared with Examiner. “It’s pretty special hearing the words 'Lady Antebellum' and 'hall of fame' in the same sentence. We really feel honored to be included.”
Seven-time Grammy winners, Lady A’s new single, "Bartender,” is quickly climbing the top-five on the country charts. The track serves as the lead single from the act's forthcoming album, "747," which is set for release Sept. 30. The disc will be the group's fifth CD.
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