CBS RADIO, home to some of the most listened to and celebrated country radio stations in the nation, has joined forces with one of the genres most influential and winning bands, Capitol Records Nashville’s Lady Antebellum.  Together, they will promote and celebrate the band’s newest album, Golden, which features the multi-week #1 single “Downtown,” and hits stores on Tuesday, May 7.  Local Chicago radio station US 99.5 (WUSN-FM) today announced a private event with the group at  Chicago’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park on May 31, and CBS RADIO is the exclusive radio outlet to win VIP tickets for this once in a lifetime opportunity to join Lady A on stage, for part of their show.

 

From May 4-7, Lady Antebellum will be heard on-air and online promoting their new album on CBS RADIO’s country stations and giving listeners a behind the scenes glimpse of Golden through an exclusive online video available on station sites and at Radio.com.  Stations are also giving away a grand prize trip to Chicago, from May 6-10, which includes a digital download of Golden, a meet and greet with the band, and VIP access stageside during Lady A’s Chicago show:

WUSN-FM – Chicago, IL

KILT-FM – Houston, TX

WYCD-FM – Detroit, MI

KMPS-FM – Seattle, WA

KMLE-FM – Phoenix, AZ

KMNB-FM – Minneapolis, MN

WQYK-FM – Tampa, FL

WSOC-FM – Charlotte, NC

WDSY- FM – Pittsburgh, PA

KFRG-FM – Riverside, CA

KNCI-FM – Sacramento, CA.

 

Lady Antebellum is the latest band to take part in CBS RADIO’s Amplify program, a multi-platform initiative that presents and promotes musicians.  Launched in March, the initiative has already showcased superstar and up-and-coming country artists such as Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry and Thompson Square, in addition to musicians from across the musical spectrum.

 

For more information about this unique artist hook up, please visit www.us99.com.

 

About CBS RADIO

CBS RADIO, a division of CBS Corporation, is one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States, with stations covering news, sports, talk, rock, country, Top 40, classic hits, and urban formats, among others. The division operates 126 radio stations across 27 markets, including all of the Top 10.  Operating within CBS RADIO is CBS Local Digital Media, a unique brand responsible for the convergence of the division's new and traditional media platforms through creative original content and advanced delivery methods.

 

About Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum’s upcoming album GOLDEN is out May 7 and was figuratively and literally born on the move. During the band’s 2012 Own The Night World Tour, Lady Antebellum made a point of experimenting with its road band as the miles of travel piled up. That behind-the-scenes interaction inspired much of the music on GOLDEN, an instantly infectious project in which Lady Antebellum discovered new edge for its already-successful foundation. “Downtown,” the album’s funky lead single, shows a new direction as it quickly became the fastest chart-topping single in the band’s career. Since their 2006 inception, the group had risen quickly to become country music’s most influential group. Lady Antebellum won the Vocal Group of the Year honor from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music three times in a row. Nine of the band’s singles went Gold, with four surpassing the Platinum mark. “Need You Now” went on to sell over seven million downloads, according to the RIAA. Additionally, “Need You Now” claimed five of the trio’s seven career Grammy wins in 2011, including the all-genre “Record of the Year” and “Song of the Year.” For more information, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.