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Lady Antebellum to Play at Prom?

As if country superstar band Lady Antebellum isn’t busy enough, what with collecting all their awards and touring almost every major city on the planet and all—they’re going to do a live 45-minute set at the prom of some lucky high school this spring.

On March 8, Lady A announced the “Own the Night With Lady A” contest on their website, inviting students to upload YouTube videos creatively explaining why their school prom should be the lucky winners. The winning school will be chosen based on the videos, and for that school’s prom, Lady A will perform a 45-minute live set at the event, with free admission provided for all prom guests. The student who submits the winning YouTube vid will also receive two meet-and-greet passes to hob-nob with the band before the show.

Oh, and by the way—this isn’t just for a particular kind of prom. The contest states that junior proms, senior proms, AND reunion proms will be considered—so, um, “older” high school students can also submit videos for Lady A to play at their class reunion event, as well.

Lady Antebellum rose to become one of country’s top bands a couple of years ago with their breakout hit “Need You Now,” which received not only airplay on country stations, but found plenty of crossover success, as well. They are continuing their upward streak with their recent release Own the Night (after which the prom contest theme is named), and their single “Just a Kiss” has seen just about as much crossover success as “Need You Now.”

For contest submissions, take a look at the video embedded below, and for complete contest information, go to Lady A’s website. If you want to catch the band on tour, latest tour dates can be found below.

LADY ANTEBELLUM TOUR DATES (spring 2012)

  • March 13 – Winnepeg, MB
  • March 14 – Saskatoon, SK
  • March 16 – Calgary, AB
  • March 17 – Edmonton, AB
  • March 19 – Vancouver, BC
  • March 20 – Seattle, WA
  • March 21 – Eugene, OR
  • March 23 – San Jose, CA
  • March 24 – San Diego, CA
  • March 27 – Los Angeles, CA
  • March 28 – Fresno, CA
  • March 29 – Sacramento, CA
  • April 5 – Moline, IL
  • April 6 – Kansas City, MO
  • April 7 – Norman, OK
  • April 10 – Nashville, TN
  • May 3, 4 – New York NY
  • May 5 – Worchester, MA
  • May 6 – Hershey, PA
  • May 10 – Jacksonville, FL
  • May 11 – Tampa, FL
  • May 12 – West Palm Beach, FL
  • May 18 – Hartford, CT
  • May 19 – Philadelphia, PA
  • May 20 – Columbia, MD
  • May 22, 23 – Augusta, GA
  • May 31 – Cincinnati, OH

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Music blogger Rob Burkhardt has been a fan of country music since he was a child, cutting his teeth on the sounds of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Reba McIntyre and George Jones. In the words of the now-legendary Barbara Mandrell song, he was "country when country wasn't cool." Nowadays, Rob is both intrigued and excited about the mainstream crossover appeal of modern country, as seen in the success of artists like Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Lady Antebellum. Even so, Rob's personal tastes in country music remain "old school," tied to the great legends of country. When he's not blogging about country music, Rob Burkhardt holds a day job as a middle school teacher, and is an avid sports fan. He lives with his wife and two teenage girls in southern Ohio.

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