The members of Lady Antebellum are celebrating their five nominations for the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards. Lady A's Dave Haywood says the announcement, which took place Tuesday and Wednesday, made a great year for the group even better. He notes he and band mates Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, quote, "are so thankful for our families and also the family we've made in Nashville within the music industry who continue to support us on this crazy ride." Scott shares her appreciation to country radio stations and the group's fans, noting, quote, "They've given us the most incredible life...we definitely wouldn't be here without them." Kelley adds that he's also happy to be sharing this experience with their peers, saying, quote, "I also want to give a shout-out to our all of our buddies who are having their moment right now too. Going on this ride with other artists who you can call your friends is just awesome!" The 44th annual CMA Awards will be presented in a ceremony in Nashville, and air on ABC on November 10th.
Lady Antebellum is in the running for Entertainer of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year at the upcoming event. They also have a bid for Album of the Year with "Need You Now," as well as Single of the Year and Music Video of the Year with the CD's title track. Scott, Kelley, and Haywood are also nominated individually with Josh Kear for Song of the Year as the writers of "Need You Now."