Lady A Deliver Sassy ‘Like a Lady’ at 2021 ACM Awards
Lady A were among the country stars who took the stage to perform during the 2021 ACM Awards on Sunday (April 18) in Nashville. The hitmaking country trio offered up a fun, playful performance of their newest single, "Like a Lady."
Lady A performed from the Nashville waterfront, near Nissan Stadium. As the sun set, the Music City skyline lit up behind them -- and so did their stage, decorated with poles of shifting and color-changing light.
Lady A released "Like a Lady" as their latest single in March, giving fans their first taste of an upcoming new project. The song is a female empowerment anthem with no apologies, in which the narrator hits the town by herself to do exactly as she pleases.
"'Cause I feel like a lady / Sippin' on tequila with my Levi's on / A lady / Singin' to the music playin' all night long / Yeah, I'm feelin' right, I'm livin' my life, I do what I like / 'Cause I feel like a lady," Hillary Scott sings in the chorus, with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood adding vocal and guitar embellishments.
Lady A were a last-minute addition to the performers list at the 2021 ACM Awards after Luke Bryan was forced to bow out due to testing positive for COVID-19, but they weren't scared to step up. “We’re not afraid to just pivot at any moment,” Scott said in an interview prior to the ceremony. “What we do is a gift. It’s not a job. It’s a gift, and so we’re just grateful to do it and look forward to doing it again.”
Lady A were also nominated for Group of the Year at the 2021 ACM Awards. Old Dominion won that honor early in the show.
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