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Lady A Step Out For CMT Artist of The Year Honors With Walker Hayes & More

Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley hit the red carpet at the 2021 CMT Artist of the Year held on Wednesday night (October 13) in Nashville, Tenn.

The trio of entertainers, who perform as Lady A, were joined by other country stars including “Fancy Like” singer Walker Hayes and wife Laney Beville, Cody Alan, Cassadee Pope and Lindsay Ell.

Morgan Evans, singer and husband of honoree Kelsea Ballerini, was also spotted on the red carpet for the show.

The event will also honor Chris Stapleton, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, and Luke Combs.

Mickey Guyton and Randy Travis will also be honored at the event with the Breakout Artist of the Year, and Artist of a Lifetime honors, respectively.

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Lady A Brightens Up the Red Carpet at CMT Music Awards 2021

Lady A is taking over the red carpet!

The group – featuring David Haywood, Hillary Scott, and Charles Kelley – posed together on the red carpet while arriving at the 2021 CMT Awards held at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night (June 9) in Nashville, Tenn.

For their arrival, the members of Lady A all sported fun, colorful outfits on the red carpet.

Lady A is up for the Duo/Group Video of the Year awards for their song “Like a Lady.” You can check out the full list of nominees here.

The 2021 CMT Awards are airing TONIGHT on CMT, as well as on MTV, MTV2, Logo, TV Land and Paramount Network with co-hosts Kane Brown and Kelsea Ballerini.

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Lady A Arrives at ACM Awards 2021 to Perform 'Like a Lady'

Lady A is mixing things up for the 2021 ACM Awards performance!

Instead of performing inside one of the venues for the awards show airing on Sunday (April 18), the country music band decided to take things outside, performing on a waterfront stage at the Bridge Building in Nashville, Tenn.

For their performance, Lady A – consisting of members Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood – performed their latest single “Like a Lady.”

In a recent interview, Lady A, which was formerly known as Lady Antebellum, explained why it took so long for them to change the band’s name.

Lady A was only up for one award this year, Group of the Year. They ended up losing to Old Dominion.

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Lady A Members Talk Name Change, Explain Why It Took So Long

The members of the group Lady A, which was formerly known as Lady Antebellum, are speaking out about the name change and why it took so long to drop “antebellum.”

Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood, and Charles Kelley made an appearance on The Tamron Hall Show on Monday (December 21) and they discussed the name change, six months after they decided to do it.

“The heart of our decision still rings true today as much as it did back in June when we made this announcement,” Hillary said. “I mean, we want our music, and our live shows and, you know, anything that we’re a part of, for everyone to feel welcome and invited. And we realized, you know, over the summer I think not touring and watching just this movement happen that is so needed in this country and around the world, we started to see what our part was, what part of our first steps and making a difference could be. And so our name changing was the first step…but you never know how things are going to happen and we never saw that coming.”

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Lady A Drops Out of CMA Awards 2020 One Hour Before Show After COVID-19 Exposure

Lady A, the country music band formerly known as Lady Antebellum, dropped out of the 2020 CMA Awards just one hour before the show was set to begin.

The group was scheduled to perform the song “Beers and Sunshine” with Darius Rucker during the event and they’re also nominated for Vocal Group of the Year. Group member Hillary Scott was going to perform alongside Thomas Rhett and others.

“Taking a look back at last year’s CMA Awards and all the fun that we have every year getting to hang out with our country music family! Sadly, one of our immediate family members has just tested positive for COVID-19 this week. So far, the three of us continue to test negative, and out of caution and love for everyone involved with the CMAs, we’ve decided to stay home from the awards tonight,” the group said on Twitter.

They added, “We’re bummed that we won’t be able to perform with Darius Rucker and Thomas Rhett, but luckily Charles already taped his performance with Carly Pearce so you will still be seeing him take the stage! We’ll be cheering on our friends at home like the rest of y’all! Stay safe out there.”

Lee Brice tested positive for coronavirus this weekend and he had to drop our of his performance with Carly Pearce. Group member Charles is replacing him and he already taped the performance.

Lady Antebellum Changes Name to Lady A

Lady Antebellum – the country group from Charles Kelly, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood – have announced they are changing their name to Lady A.

“As a band, we have strived for our music to be a refuge…inclusive of all. We’ve watched and listened more than ever these last few weeks, and our hearts have been stirred with conviction, our eyes opened wide to the injustices, inequality and biases Black women and men have always faced and continue to face everyday. Now, blindspots we didn’t even know existed have been revealed,” the band wrote in a statement.⁣⁣⁣ “After much personal reflection, band discussion, prayer and many honest conversations with some of our closest Black friends and colleagues, we have decided to drop the word ‘antebellum’ from our name and move forward as Lady A, the nickname our fans gave us almost from the start.⁣⁣⁣”
“When we set out together almost 14 years ago, we named our band after the southern ‘antebellum’ style home where we took our first photos. As musicians, it reminded us of all the music born in the south that influenced us…Southern Rock, Blues, R&B, Gospel and of course Country. But we are regretful and embarrassed to say that we did not take into account the associations that weigh down this word referring to the period of history before The Civil War, which includes slavery. We are deeply sorry for the hurt this has caused and for anyone who has felt unsafe, unseen or unvalued. Causing pain was never our hearts’ intention, but it doesn’t change the fact that indeed, it did just that. So today, we speak up and make a change. We hope you will dig in and join us,” they added.

Last month, Lady Antebellum opened up about the decision to cancel their tour.

Lady Antebellum Sadly Announces They've Cancelled Their Ocean Tour

Lady Antebellum will unfortunately not be hitting the road for their Ocean 2020 tour this year.

Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley made the difficult decision to cancel their upcoming tour, with supporting acts Maddie and Tae and Jake Owen, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Out of respect and love for our fans, crews and families, we’ve made the very difficult decision to not move forward with the #Ocean2020Tour this summer with @JakeOwenOfficial and @MaddieAndTae,” the band revealed on their social media this morning. “This decision breaks our hearts but the health and well-being of those we love is our first priority.”

Hillary, Dave and Charles continued, “We dream about the day we can step back on stage, see all your faces and hear all of your voices singing back to us. Y’all are the reason we do what we do and we find peace knowing that it will be even more special once we get through this together – and we will.”

“While we don’t have future plans to share just yet, we are working with our team around the clock to figure out when and how we can safely get on the road to see all of you.”

Those who had purchased tickets for Lady Antebellum‘s Ocean tour will be emailed about refund options.

Lady Antebellum isn’t the only musical group to have cancelled their tours. This other major country band did, too.