Lady A’s Fans Will Want To “Own” Band’s New Live Release

Courtesy:  Eagle Rock Entertainment

Courtesy: Eagle Rock Entertainment

Lady Antebellum is one of the biggest bands in both country music and pop music today.  The band has seen huge success among both mainstream pop audiences and purist country fans, too.  That crossing of genres has also led the band to be one of the biggest live draws out there today, too.  Now thanks to Eagle Rock Entertainment, Lady Antebellum’s fans have the chance to see this pop country band live any time they want thanks to the brand new release of the trio’s live DVD and Blu-ray, Own The Night World Tour

While the name of the new release is Own The Night World Tour, the show presented here was taken from the final performance of the American leg of the band’s tour last year in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The band proves with this show that it truly does “own the night” with its mix of country and mainstream pop.  All three of the band’s main members—Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood—show to be very laid back and humble, unlike so many other major acts out there today.  And that humility resonated with the audience in attendance at the show.  It translates just as well to audiences at home watching the show for themselves.  The show, which comes in at a little more than ninety minutes, features many of the band’s number one hits and more.  Among some of the favorites included in this performance are:  ‘Need You Now’, ‘American Honey’, and ‘Just a Kiss’ just to name a few.  The audience in attendance shows its appreciation for the band’s humble, down to Earth presence as every person there sang happily to every song with the band.  There’s even a sweet, emotional moment in which a young lady from the audience is brought up on stage to sing ‘American Honey’ with the band.  This is one piece that will leave a smile on anyone’s face.

The songs included in this set are just one part of what makes it an impressive piece for any Lady A fans.  Along with the songs are intermezzos featuring the band’s work in the community and its upbringing.  The segments featuring the band’s community involvement include the band holding a charity concert for the citizens of Henryville, Indiana after it had been destroyed by tornadoes earlier this year.  The concert in question raised over $200,000 for the city’s rebuilding efforts.  On a lighter note, the band also features some behind the scenes bits such as a look at its European tour and a discussion on everything that goes into putting on a live Lady A show.  The trio even offers insight on how it has gone from being a little opening act to being one of the world’s biggest pop country groups.   What audiences get in these and other discussions is more proof of just how humble the group is.  Mixed in with the band’s community efforts and its fully engaging show, Lady Antebellum is sure to solidify its current audience and earn a whole new audience base with the release of this new live DVD and Blu-ray.  It’s available now in stores, and can be ordered direct from Eagle Rock Entertainment’s online store at http://www.eagle-rock.com/product/EVB334369/Own+The+Night+World+Tour.  The band is currently touring across the country.  So fans can not only see the band live on DVD and Blu-ray, but also in person.  Fans in North Carolina will get a double bonus after picking up this new live release from Lady Antebellum.  The band will be performing live at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday, December 27th in Charlotte, North Carolina.

To get a full listing of tour dates, and all the latest news from the band, fans can always go online to the band’s official Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/ladyantebellum or its official website, http://www.ladyantebellum.com for all of that information.

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Delta Rae To Perform at Democratic National Convention

Durham, North Carolina’s own Delta Rae has announced that it has been selected to perform at the Democratic national Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina next Thursday, September 6th.  The convention will be at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium.  Delta Rae will join music icon James Taylor as one of the convention’s performing acts before President Obama’s nomination acceptance speech.  DNC CEO Steve Kerrigan spoke on Delta Rae being added to the convention’s performer roster.  “Highlighting such amazing talent from North Carolina as part of the entertainment at the convention’s closing event is just one way that convention organizers are working to bring the flavor of North Carolina to all Americans,” he said.  He added, “Whether you’re one of the tens of thousands who received community credentials to attend this historic event in person, or tuning in remotely, you will have a taste of the wonderful region that is home to this year’s convention.”

Courtesy: Warner Brothers Records

Delta Rae member Ian Holljes shared his thoughts on being selected as part of the convention and on President Obama’s accomplishments during his first term in office.  He said, “Watching Barack Obama win election to the presidency in 2008 was one of the most affirming and exciting moments of my life as an American.  I am so thrilled to think what he can accomplish in a second term and I couldn’t be more humbled that Delta Rae’ music will be a part of ushering in that great hope.”  He expressed his support for Obama, saying, “We seem to be at a tipping point for so many important movements.  Marriage equality, women’s rights, and the protection of the middle class among them – and I believe President Obama’s continued leadership is essential to landing on the right side of history on these issues.”

Holljes’ brother–and fellow Delta Rae band member—Eric noted the importance of the youth vote in this year’s election.  He said, “There are currently so many issues being discussed and decisions being made in Washington that are going to drastically affect me and my generation.  I truly hope, as young people, we stand up in this election and let our collective voice be heard.” 

One of the songs on the band’s debut album, “Carry The Fire”, tackles the issue of North Carolina’s gay marriage ban.  ‘Chain on Love’ was a response to Prop 8.  Audiences can check out the video for ‘Chain on Love’ online at http://youtu.be/qnd9ylWsfRA.  Audiences can also check out the video for the album’s lead single, ‘Bottom Of The River’ online at http://youtu.be/bimam2j2gEg.  And to check out a medley of the band’s songs on Warner Sound go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ_JqRcU9YA.

Along with the band’s upcoming performance at the DNC, Delta Rae will also be performing at Mike Dianna’s Grill in Corolla, NC on Saturday, October 13th.  For a full list of the band’s tour dates and all of its latest news, go online to http://deltarae.com, http://www.facebook.com/deltarae, http://twitter.com/deltarae, and on its official YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/deltaraeband

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