Lady Antebellum to Play 2011 NFL Kickoff Show
Lady Antebellum will join Kid Rock and pop-rock band Maroon 5 to play the NFL Kickoff 2011 concert in Green Bay, Wisc. on September 8. The Associated Press reports that the show will take place on a stage just outside of Lambeau Field, home of the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers. The Thursday night game is the official start of the 2011 NFL season.
Last year, Taylor Swift represented country music at the concert in New Orleans. Swift was joined by the Dave Matthews Band and Harry Connick Jr. before the then champion New Orleans Saints went on to defeat the Minnesota Vikings 14-9. This year's concert begins at 7:30PM ET and will be shown on NBC as well as the NFL Network.
The high profile gig is a great chance for the country trio to promote their upcoming album 'Own the Night,' album which will be in stores on September 13. They've already scored one No. 1 hit from the project with 'Just a Kiss,' and the follow-up single, 'We Owned the Night,' is already in the Top 30 after just one week. On Monday, Lady Antebellum shared two new songs with fans, one of which is available at iTunes.