The Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, kicked off tonight as country music stars rocked the red carpet prior to its ceremonial show. Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum was victorious in their win this evening, find out more details and see photos and a video here.
Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood had a reason to celebrate tonight as they took home five amazing awards!
As a biography, Charles Kelley was born in Augusta, Georgia on September 11, 1981 so his age is 28. He is a country music singer/songwriter from the country music group Lady Antebellum. He started singing at 11 years old. Charles and his brother Josh started a band named “Inside Blue”. Together, they created a record with 5 songs that received attention from a major label. In his early teens, Kelley met Dave Haywood in high school. Together, Charles, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood formed Lady Antebellum in 2006 with Capitol Records. In July of 2009, Kelley married publicist Cassie McConnell-Kelley in Nashville, Tennessee. Lady Antebellum’s first album singles includes: Love Don’t Live Here, Lookin’ for a Good Time, and I Run to You. Their second album includes their phenomenal hit that they co-wrote, “Need You Now”.
Tonight was a night to honor our favorite country stars. With awesome vocals and entertaining performances, the ACMA’s began with country’s sweethearts, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert, in their amazing duet which was later joined by singer Brad Paisley, Charlie Daniels, and John Fogherty with singing their arrangement of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Travelin’ Band.
Lady Antebellum performed their latest single, “American Honey”. As always, they looked fabulous and sang beautifully. Not only did they wow the audience but their fans too, when they took home five awards including: Song of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Best Vocal Group. Because they produced the record, they received two trophies for “Song of the Year” and two trophies for “Single Record of the Year”.
Following, yet another “Need You Now” award win, Hillary Scott said, “I don’t think this can compare to a gold medal.”
Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley proudly shared, “We’re living our dreams right now. They also thanked the Lord, their families, and their wonderful fans!
What a proud moment! Congrats to Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood, of Lady Antebellum! So well-deserved! Leave your thoughts about the ACMA’s in the comment box. Also, see pictures and a film below.
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