Lady Antebellum Cancel Gig Over Floods

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Country music group Lady Antebellum had to call off their concert on Saturday, April 12, due to flooding in Birmingham, Alabama.

They were set to play at the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre, the venue severely damaged after storms. The band’s singer took to Twitter.com to announce the cancellation and express regrets, saying, “Hate to not be playing Birmingham today but pray y’all stay safe and hope the flood recovery goes smoothly.”

The last week’s storm, April 6-7, left over four inches (10.16cm) of rain flooding the area.
It also left many residents in need of rescuing.

Their concert has been rescheduled for May 3, and the trio are planning to go on with their tour on April 25 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Lady Antebellum was awarded Top New Duo or Group by the Academy of Country Music and New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association in 2008. They were also nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 51st Grammy Awards and two more at the 52nd Grammy Awards.

Of these nominations, they took home the award for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals for “I Run to You.” In 2010, the group was awarded Top Vocal Group, Song of the Year (Need You Now), and Single of the Year (Need You Now) at the 44th ACM Awards. The group won five awards at the 53rd Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for Need You Now.

Lady Antebellum was also awarded the “Best Country Album” award at the 54th Grammy Awards. By August 2013, the group has sold more than 12.5 million digital singles and 10 million albums in the United States.

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