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Lady Antebellum to perform at the Q

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Jul 29, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Seven-time Grammy award-winning trio Lady Antebellum announced that their “Take Me Downtown” Tour with special guests Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves is coming to Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Additional information, including ticket prices and the on-sale date, will be announced soon.

“We spent almost every day last year backstage writing for our album Golden, so we were really focused on writing songs that would connect with the fans in these arenas.  We definitely learned a lot about ourselves as live performers and the type of catalog we wanted to have so that we could go out and try to give the fans the best show they've ever experienced," said Lady A's Charles Kelley.  "All of that was the jumping off point for this tour, and now it's time to take it to the next level."

Last year, Lady A hosted more than 1 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 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.

As Lady Antebellum began its rise to stardom, the band performed as the featured act one year at the Huron County Fair in Norwalk.

Platinum-selling artist Kip Moore’s current Top Five 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 number 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 number 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.

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 number one on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart making her the first solo female in five years to open at number one with a rookie release. She’s received ACM, CMT and Teen Choice Award nominations and her Top 10 single "Merry Go 'Round" was recently certified Gold and follow-up single "Blowin' Smoke" is currently climbing the charts.

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