For Immediate Release
Sarah Haertl | Regional Director of Marketing | 918.894.4250 | SHaertl@SMGTulsa.com
(Tulsa, Okla.) February 10, 2014 – Seven-time GRAMMY award-winning trio Lady Antebellum is bringing their TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR 2014 to the BOK Center on Friday, March 28. Tickets are on sale now and start at just $32.50. Joining the band on their arena tour are special guests Kip Moore and newly crowned GRAMMY winner Kacey Musgraves.
Last year, Lady A hosted over one million fans across the globe in 11 countries on their first headlining world tour, which earned them Billboard Touring’s “Breakthrough Award,” CMA’s “International Artists Achievement Award” and will accept the “Jim Reeves International Award” at this fall’s ACM Honors. The shows were inspirational and critics praised the band’s “youthful exuberance and unending energy.”
The harmony-based trio Lady Antebellum continues to reaffirm the very beginnings of Lady Antebellum by focusing on deft songwriting and fresh uses of their talents, which was at the heart of what drew them together in the first place. Since its 2006 inception, Lady A has won the “Vocal Group of the Year” honor from both the CMA and from the ACM’s three times in a row and sold over 11 million albums worldwide. The trio has taken seven trips to No. one on the country radio charts, earned five Platinum singles including their recent “Downtown” and has been awarded with seven GRAMMY awards including the all-genre “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” In the end, the mix of their road experiences, songwriting and creative partnership have allowed the magic to remain – because they have kept the focus on the music.
Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Kacey Musgraves released her debut album Same Trailer Different Park this past spring to massive critical acclaim and recognition. The album debuted at No. one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart making her the first solo female in five years to open at No. one with a rookie release. Musgraves most recently won 2 GRAMMY awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards. “Merry Go Round” won the Best County Song GRAMMY and Same Trailer Different Park won for Best Country Album. She was also nominated for Best New Artist and Best Country Song for “Mama’s Broken Heart.” Her total of four GRAMMY nominations tied her with Taylor Swift for the most nominations received by a woman this year.
After winning big at the GRAMMY’s, Musgraves returned to work on tour with Lady Antebellum without taking time off to celebrate. The trio surprised Musgraves with a gift backstage, helping to celebrate the up and coming country superstar and her big wins. Lady Antebellum, no stranger to winning GRAMMY’s, presented Musgraves with a cake to honor the fact that she took home not one, but two awards.
Platinum-selling artist Kip Moore’s recent No. one hit “Hey Pretty Girl” follows two consecutive No. one songs off his debut album UP ALL NIGHT, which was the best selling debut album from any country artist released last year. His first No. one single, “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,” held the top spot on both charts for two weeks making him the first solo artist in four years to have a debut album’s first single go No. one for multiple weeks. Moore has already sold out dozens of headlining shows this year, often in just minutes and recently played his first stadium show as part of CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock.
For a full list of tour dates and ticket info, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
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