Lady Antebellum Score A Big Grammy Night
Lady Gaga may have arrived in an egg (?!), but country was very well represented at this years Grammy's thanks in large part to a dominating night for Lady Antebellum.
Lady Antebellum accepted five Grammy awards during the prestigious music ceremony held Sunday night (Feb. 13) in Los Angeles. Lady Antebellum grabbed the all-genre record of the year and song of the year for "Need You Now" and best country album for Need You Now. Prior to the telecast, "Need You Now" also won for best country song and best country performance by a duo or group.
In addition, Miranda Lambert claimed her first-ever Grammy, winning the best female country vocal performance honor for "The House That Built Me."
Lady Antebellum received nominations in six categories, including all-genre album of the year. Arcade Fire, a Canadian band, won in that field for The Suburbs.
The multi-platinum country trio edged out "The House That Built Me" as well as songs by Cee Lo Green, Eminem and Rihanna and Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs to win in the overall song of the year category. Accepting the award, Dave Haywood said, "We are so blown away. We want to thank our families back in Nashville and Augusta, Ga." He also thanked manager Gary Borman, noting, "You've been the flagship behind this song that has completely flipped our world upside down."
Charles Kelley then shouted out a "Happy Valentine's Day!" message to his wife, while Hillary Scott tearfully followed that by saying, "Thank you so much to the fans. Thank you to radio. This past year has completely changed our lives and we love you so much. Thank you!"
While accepting their award for best country album earlier in the telecast, the group joined producer Paul Worley at the podium. Kelley began the speech by thanking their record label, while Scott noted, "We would also love to thank God and our family and friends back home who support us and keep us going while we're on the road." Worley then thanked the engineer and musicians on the album while Haywood gave a quick shout-out to country radio.