Lady Antebellum ‘Humbled’ by 2011 CMT Artist of the Year Award
After watching a package of Lady Antebellum year-end highlights, it's hard to believe the CMT 'Artist of the Year 2011' recipients could be anything but proud and confident. It seems they've accomplished a career's worth of achievements in just 12 months, but the trio made it clear they're still searching for more.
"I just want to strive to write a song that's bigger and better than 'Need You Now," Charles Kelley said during the package that proceeded their acceptance speech. Five Grammy Awards, the highest selling debut week in country music this year, 'Saturday Night Live' and honoring America on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 were just a few of their highlights.
"I don't think we've ever felt more American than we did on that day," Hillary Scott said of their performance before an NFL game. Once on stage, the female member of the trio admitted she was humbled by all they had accomplished. "We do it all for the fans," Dave Haywood reminded everyone.
Sara Evans presented the Artist of the Year award to Lady Antebellum on Tuesday night. Earlier the trio performed an acoustic version of their new single 'Dancin' Away With My Heart.' Haywood strummed his acoustic and Kelley and Scott traded lyrics.