Lady A brings their country music twang to the College Football Championship game

Maybe it was Dave Haywood?s simple strumming of the guitar or Charles Kelley?s understated vocals or Hillary Scott?s effortless harmonies. Or maybe it was simply because Lady Antebellum can do no wrong.

Whatever it was, country music trio Lady Antebellum amazed the thousands in the stadium and the millions watching at home with their rendition of ?The Star-Spangled Banner? earlier this week at the first ever College Football Playoff Championship.

The game between Oregon and Ohio State was one of historic proportions, with the telecast turning in the highest ratings in the history of both ESPN and cable television overall, averaging just over 33.4 million viewers.

“That was a 21 percent increase over the ratings for last year’s BCS National Championship between Florida State and Auburn, which was a far closer game,” NPR’s Nathan Rott reported.

But let us get back to the music.

The three members of Lady Antebellum not only sounded stunning, but looked stunning?content in their abilities and the year they have ahead of them. Just last week, it was announced that the trio of Scott, Haywood and Kelley would join fellow country hotties Hunter Hayes and red-hot newcomer Sam Hunt on Lady A?s upcoming ?Wheels Up 2015 Tour? beginning May 1st.

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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