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The band formerly known as Lady Antebellum — and, recently, renamed "Lady A" in the name of social awareness — is making amends to the original Lady A, a blues singer who has been and was not happy with the band's overstepping on her brand. Her name is Anita White.
The former Lady Antebellum had a fruitful discussion with the original Lady A yesterday.
The post was accompanied by a four-way Zoom-type conversation photo, with everyone involved having wide smiles on their faces. The singer Lady A posted the same photo and caption to her own social media shortly after the band posted theirs.
Hopefully, all’s good now.
Each summer, the Country Music Association and ABC put together a television special featuring the best performances and big moments from that year's CMA Fest. With the annual mega-festival canceled for 2020, we’ll be able to catch two nights of programming featuring all the country stars.
The date of this show has been changed to July 13th, at 8 p.m. That's when Luke Bryan will host the CMA Best of Fest TV special, which will share more than 25 performances from CMA Fests past. The show will also include a brand-new performance from Bryan and fellow country star Darius Rucker.
More than two dozen country stars, plus a few rockers, pop stars and other celebrities, will be featured.
On July 1, Jimmie Allen and Lindsay Ell will host a multi-hour livestream event, CMA Summer Stay-Cay. The variety show-style stream, will feature more than 50 country artists performing, engaging in Q&A sessions, and more. A full lineup of participants is coming.
CMA Fest, the world's longest-running country music festival, has taken place in Nashville annually since 1972; previously, it was known as Fan Fair. Its cancellation due to COVID-19 marks the first time ever that the event has been canceled.
After postponing his entire 2020 Chillaxification Tour, Kenny Chesney has announced the rescheduled dates for his stadium shows.
18 stadiums in 2021; . Chesney's planned lineup of special guests will stay the same: Florida Georgia Line, Old Dominion and Michael Franti & Spearhead will join him at each of the shows. The tour wraps up at Gillette Stadium, Aug. 27 and 28 – 2021