The 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards yielded some fantastic performances on Sunday from esteemed country artists such as Blake Shelton, Sheryl Crow, and Rascal Flatts. However, it was the duet between country music group Lady Antebellum and legendary vocalist Stevie Nicks that rocked the show.
The three-time ACM Vocal Group of the Year and “The Reigning Queen of Rock and Roll” performed Lady Antebellum’s current hit song, Golden, followed by the classic Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac.
The two artists have performed together in the past; they appeared on the television show CMT Crossroads on Country Music Television or CMT, in which Lady Antebellum and Nicks joined forces on such Fleetwood Mac hits as Landslide, Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around, as well as Lady A’s Love Don’t Live Here Anymore and Need You Now.
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The 65-year-old legend sang Lady Antebellum’s praises earlier this week, saying that Golden is the group’s Landslide because it’s just that spectacular”. Lady A singer Charles Kelley had nothing but good things to say about Nicks as well. In an interview with Yahoo! Music, Kelley said that Nicks is “incredibly humble” and that she patiently rehearsed with them for hours until they “got it just right”.
Nicks is due to go on a North American tour with Fleetwood Mac that will feature keyboardist Christine McVie, who joined the band in 1970 and retired in 1998. She rejoined the group early this year and also performed on stage with Fleetwood Mac in London’s O2 Arena in September of last year.
Lady Antebellum is currently on tour around the United States, and has already performed at various cities including San Diego, California, and Phoenix, Arizona. They are scheduled to appear in Evansville, Indiana on April 10 and Atlanta, Georgia on April 11. A complete list of their tour dates can be seen on the official Lady Antebellum website.
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