PHOTOS: Lady Antebellum Goes Home To Augusta, GA

Written by SLN Staff Writer
PHOTOS: Lady Antebellum Goes Home To Augusta, GA

As we previously reported, Lady Antebellum played their first hometown headlining show in Augusta, Ga on Monday (11/15). The trio, including Nashville’s Hillary Scott and Augusta natives Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, performed two sold-out shows and received multiple honors from the community of Augusta, including a newly designed amphitheatre to be named in their honor.

The group was surprised to learn of a 6-7,000 capacity amphitheatre, to be named the Lady Antebellum Pavilion, located in the new Evans Towne Center Park. The park broke ground on Oct. 22 and is slated to open in the Summer of 2011. Pictured above: Kelley; Ron Cross, Chairman of the Columbia County Board of Commissioners; Haywood; Scott; Matt Schlachter, Director of Columbia County Construction and Maintenance.

The sold-out acoustic midday show at the Bell Auditorium raised nearly $15,000 for the MCGHealth Children's Medical Center. Pictured above: Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood with patients from MCGHealth.

Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver presented Lady Antebellum with keys to the city and named a nearby street “Lady Antebellum Way” for the day.

The trio also had a surprise of their own as they presented three teachers from Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood's former high school with $1,000 each in school supplies from OfficeMax on behalf of the national “A Day Made Better” school advocacy campaign founded to erase teacher-funded classrooms.

Later that night, the group performed to a sold-out crowd at the James Brown Arena. They wrap their headlining Need You Now 2010 Tour on Nov. 20 in Kansas City, Mo. and then will head to the 2010 American Music Awards where they lead with five nominations for Country Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Country Favorite Album for Need You Now, Pop/Rock Favorite Band, Duo or Group, Adult Contemporary Favorite Artist and the T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist.