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Lady Antebellum 'Downtown' video 'smashing' success, says Hillary

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Lady Antebellum 'Downtown' video 'smashing' success, says Hillary

By Stephen L. Betts. CREATED Nov 1, 2013

Lady Antebellum (Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley) will perform their new single, "Compass," on Wednesday night's CMA Awards, but they also look back fondly on the experience of making the raucous video for their hit, "Downtown." Calling it "hands down, I think, the most fun video we've ever done," Hillary also has special praise for the clip's co-star, "Two Broke Girls" Beth Behrs.

"'Downtown' was, hands down the most fun video we’ve ever done, and the boys were hysterical in the video," says Hillary. "I got to bash in a cop car windshield. It was awesome. And then our co-star, obviously, Beth Behrs ... was amazing. She’s hysterical, so it’s a great one to be nominated for."

The group is getting ready to crank up their 2014 tour and sent a special message to fans today saying, "We wanted to check back with everyone and give you the latest details on the 1st leg of the TAKE ME DOWNTOWN TOUR! We're really excited for the tour and can't wait to perform together starting Jan. 10th! We'll be touring a LOT in 2014 and more dates will continue to be added over the next several weeks. We can't wait to hit the road again! Check out the full schedule HERE!" 

Pre-sales for the trio's upcoming shows in Boise, Idaho, and Philadelphia, Pa., begin Monday, Nov. 4. Lady A team members with an account can access a pre-sale code here.

In addition to Music Video of the Year, Lady A is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year. Check out all of our Nashville CMA Awards coverage here.

Stephen L. Betts

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Stephen L. Betts ("Steve") is a Nashville-based journalist who started his career as a tour guide, karaoke operator and library assistant at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.