Lady Antebellum Deliver Impressive, Unaffected 2011 Grammy Performance
Lady Antebellum proved remarkably capable of standing among music's biggest stars with a no tricks, unaccompanied three-song mini-set at the 2011 Grammy Awards telecast.
The seated trio continued the evening's theme of tributes to soul legends by honoring the late Teddy Pendergass with a few bars of 'If You Don't Know Me By Now,' which Teddy P. sang lead on as a member of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes long before Simply Red ever got a hold of it.
Lady Antebellum then rose to their feet for a medley of two of their biggest hits, 'American Honey' and 'Need You Now.' They had no swings, no neon signs, no plastic eggs and participated in zero awkward cross-genre pairings, and seemed to do just fine without them.
Based on the number of times Lady Antebellum and 'Need You Now' have had their named called so far tonight, it's a good thing they didn't fill their van with props, 'cause they're going to need room to get all those trophies back home.