Lady Antebellum React to Huge Grammy Nods
First time Grammy nominees Lady Antebellum are celebrating their two huge nods this morning -- Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group for 'Love Don't Live Here' and the coveted Best New Artist award. The latter is one of Grammy's top five honors, as it spans all genres. Lady A will be up against British songstresses Duffy and Adele, R& B singer/songwriter Jazmine Sullivan and pop princes the Jonas Brothers.
Lady Antebellum already have impressive awards show success. They have both ACM and CMA trophies for Best New Artist.
"I never thought after the ACM win that anything better could happen," guitarist Dave Haywood said Wednesday night after the nominations were announced. "Then when we won at the CMAs, I told everyone I could die a happy man. This is the coolest thing that will ever happen in my lifetime."
"The list of people who have been nominated in the Best New Artist category over the years is stacked with all of our idols," said vocalist Charles Kelley. "We are really grateful to the music community for welcoming us into the circle."
For Lady A's only lady, the nomination means she'll likely meet some of those musical idols.
"Oh my gosh! I might get to meet Beyonce!" shrieked Hillary Scott. "I am seriously in shock and can't even think right now! This is just beyond my wildest dreams!"
Read the full list of country's Grammy nominations here.