Lady Antebellum Asked to Perform on ‘Saturday Night Live’
There isn’t a much larger stamp of approval than an invite from Lorne Michaels to appear on NBC’s ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Consider Lady Antebellum stamped. The country trio will perform on the sketch comedy show’s second episode this season.
Appearing on the iconic television show has long been a goal of the group’s. In 2010, Hillary Scott told Mix 104.1 in Boston that ‘SNL’ was on the trio’s bucket list. “I think being backstage and hopefully having conversations with a couple of those actors that are just hysterical, their timing is just so great, would be a lot of fun,” she says. “And not to mention everybody watches it, you know.”
“If a Golden Girl can do it, Lady A can do it,” she adds referring to Betty White’s episode last year. Actress Melissa McCarthy will host the early October episode, which is a dream come true for her as well. McCarthy tells ‘Access Hollywood‘ that the phone call pushed her to tears. “I literally can barely talk about it. It’s so overwhelming to me and so, I mean, just such a huge dream that I don’t quite have the spot in my head yet for it.”
Season 37 of ‘Saturday Night Live’ begins September 24, with host Alec Baldwin back for a record 16th time. Lady Antebellum are just coming off a No. 1 record with ‘Just a Kiss,’ as they prepare to release their new album ‘Own the Night’ on September 13. We’re hoping they will decide to perform ‘Country Club Anthem‘ as one of their two songs on ‘SNL.’