Lady Antebellum has been on hiatus for a while now with Charles Kelley releasing his solo project, “The Driver.” Now, they’re coming back with a big splash.
The trio has signed on to sing the national anthem at the Kentucky Derby in Louisville coming up May 7 at Churchill Downs. The performance will be televised on NBC just after 5 p.m. ET that day.
As you can see from this clip of Lady A singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Sugar Bowl in 2010, they clearly know their way around that notoriously difficult song.
Lady A’s Dave Haywood tells “USA Today,” “It’s one of those songs that holds so much meaning and has already been performed by the best singers in history, so there’s a lot of pressure. We will definitely put our own Lady A spin on it. Being part of a trio gives us a lot of room to play around with harmonies, which is one of the things we are really drawn to when we perform.”
Lady A’s Kentucky Derby performance comes just weeks before they kick off their 2016 summer tour on May 27 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.