Lady Antebellum Help ASCAP Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary with ‘More Than the Stars’ – Song Premiere
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Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum join over a dozen top songwriters and composers in a 100th birthday song and video for ASCAP, the professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers.
Kelley begins this clip for ‘More Than the Stars, an anthem for music creators premiering exclusively on Taste of Country and three of our sister sites.
Ne-Yo, Dan Wilson, Bill Withers, Josh Kear, Amy Grant and Grammy-winning producer Stargate are also part of a project that came about unexpectedly during filming of ‘Why We Create Music,’ a documentary commissioned by ASCAP to celebrate 100 years. Kelley begins the song’s vocals, while Haywood is seen playing banjo later in the video.
Filmmaker Michael Marantz directed the film and this music video. It’s featured at the ASCAP website alongside an interactive timeline that revels 100 years of the organization’s history. The organization’s official 100th birthday is Feb. 13, 2014.
List of ‘More Than Stars’ Artists:
Aloe Blacc: Acclaimed soul singer-songwriter behind ‘I Need a Dollar’ and Avicii’s international hit ‘Wake Me Up.’
Claudia Brant: Latin Grammy-winning songwriter for Song of the Year.
Carter Burwell: Oscar-nominated film composer renowned for scoring the Coen Brothers’ films.
Amy Grant: Grammy and Dove Award-winning and best-selling contemporary Christian singer-songwriter ever.
Josh Kear: Four-time Grammy-winning country pop songwriter, including Song of the Year and 2013 ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year.
Savan Kotecha: Hit pop songwriter for Britney Spears, Usher, One Direction and Maroon 5, as well as vocal producer on the X Factor.
David Lang: Pulitzer Prize-winning concert music composer and Bang on a Can co-founder.
Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood: Seven-time Grammy-winning country pop singer-songwriters and Song and Record of the Year winners.
Bear McCreary: Emmy-winning composer known for his work on ‘The Walking Dead’
Ne-Yo, three-time Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter.
Stargate: Grammy-winning record producing and songwriting duo behind pop hits for Ne-Yo, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Rihanna and others.
Dan Wilson: Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-producer of Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’ and ‘Closing Time’ with his band Semisonic.
Bill Withers: Legendary and Grammy-winning R&B singer-songwriter of ‘Lean on Me,’ ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ and ‘Just the Two of Us.’