LADY ANTEBELLUM SCORES TWO CMA NOMINATIONS FOR "GROUP OF THE YEAR" AND "SINGLE OF THE YEAR"

Urgent Lead Single "Need You Now" Builds Momentum For Sophomore Album

NASHVILLE, TN - Sept. 9, 2009 - CMA's reigning "New Artist of the Year" and critically acclaimed Capitol Nashville trio Lady Antebellum snagged two CMA nominations this morning for "Group of the Year" and "Single of the Year" for their GOLD-certified and recent No. one hit "I Run To You."

"Being halfway around the world and hearing that we got two CMA nominations is totally surreal...we're so far from home, but we're also really connected to Nashville because there are so many fans over here who absolutely love country music," said a jet-lagged Charles Kelley after landing in Gstaad, Switzerland. "Being in the 'Group of the Year' category is just unbelievable because we feel like we're only getting started...we still have so much to write about and say and do as artists. We honestly will never get used to seeing our name in the same category as The Eagles or Rascal Flatts."

"Yeah, we work so hard at songwriting and trying to find subjects and sounds that resonate with people, so getting our first No. one hit and now a CMA nomination for 'I Run To You' totally blows my mind. It definitely helps us validate quitting our old day jobs to start a band," laughs Dave Haywood.

Adding fuel to their already white-hot career, the lead single "Need You Now" off Lady A's forthcoming sophomore album is burning up the charts and has quickly become the fastest rising single of their career to date, cracking Billboard's Top 25 in only four weeks. The passionate track also staked its claim on iTunes' Top 10 country songs chart the day it was released and has since sold over 100,000 digital downloads.

Billboard Magazine says that "Lady Antebellum - the trio of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood - has lived up to its promise and then some," and that the lead single "packs a powerful punch."

To stream "Need You Now," visit http://thegreenroompr.com/ladyantebellum.html

Fans can catch Lady Antebellum opening for superstar Keith Urban on their first full tour of Canada this month beginning in Vancouver on Sept. 16. For a complete list of tour dates and appearances, as well as behind-the-scenes video blogs from the studio, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

Contact:
Mary Hilliard Harrington
THE GREENROOM
(615) 242-7444
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Dxie Owen
Capitol Nashville
(615) 269-2000
dixie.owen@emimusic.com