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Dave Haywood Of Lady Antebellum Talks To Pat And Tom About What Makes A “True Artist”

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What is the mark of a true music artist?

Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum has an opinion on that. Dave was talking to KNCI’s Pat and Tom about their upcoming project with Stevie Nicks (for CMT’s Crossroads) and admitted that there are some nerves attached to impending session. “We know all of her music, from Rumors, to some of her solo stuff…she is such an icon, so I will definitely be nervous”. He continued, “Her music has withstood the test of time, and to me, that’s the sign of a true artist: somebody that can make music 30 years ago and it’s stuff people are still doing today”. Dave said it’s even a little more nerve wracking to know that the idea to pair the legendary artist with his band wasn’t their’s, or CMT’s. “We had a chance to talk to Stevie on the phone and apparently she’s been listening to our stuff for a long time and loves (it) and, this is kind of an idea that came from her”. He called that “surreal”.

Dave also talked with Pat and Tom about their new album and their new single, “Downtown” (it’s not a cover of the Petula Clark classic, by the way), Hillary’s pregnancy (if her water breaks onstage Dave explains why it might be during “American Honey”) and, for serious fans of Lady A, he offers up a hilarious explanation as to the recent “demise” of Charles Kelley’s beloved “Auntie B”…a, wacked-out, martini-sipping, house-coat wearing character Charles created for their online “Webisode Wednesday” series.


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