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Singer Carrie Underwood struggled to contain her tears as she accepted her award at the 2014 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Honors on Tuesday (09Sep14).
The Before He Cheats hitmaker received the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award at the music prizegiving ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee and she battled through tears as she tried to thank her husband Mike Fisher onstage.
Underwood, who is expecting her first child, later poked fun at her emotions on Instagram.com, writing, "Had such a great night at the ACM Honors! Now everyone can go back to making fun of me for crying during my speech!"
Other honourees included Kris Kristofferson and Dean Dillon, who shared the Poet's Award, and Ronnie Milsap and Toby Keith, who won the Career Achievement Award. Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves and Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott also performed a medley of hits by Shane McAnally, who won the ACM's songwriter of the year award.
Lady Antebellum star Dave Haywood is preparing to become a first-time father. The Need You Now hitmaker and his wife Kelli are expecting their first child this autumn (14).
The parents-to-be took to Facebook.com on Monday (21Apr14) to make the announcement, writing, "So excited for a new Baby A on the way in Sept! And it's a boy!!! -Dave & Kelli".
The news comes just a week after the couple celebrated its two-year wedding anniversary last Monday (14Apr14).
The Haywoods' bundle of joy will be the latest member of the country trio's extended family - last July (13), singer Hillary Scott welcomed her first child, daughter Eisele, with drummer husband Chris Tyrrell.
Country music stars Lady Antebellum will be honoured at the 2014 Grammys on the Hill Awards for their excellence in both music and philanthropic efforts. The trio, made of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, will be given the Recording Artists' Coalition Award during the annual ceremony next month (02Apr14) in Washington, D.C.
The event mixes power players in both music and politics, and the award Lady Antebellum is set to receive is named for a program founded by singers Don Henley and Sheryl Crow.
Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow lauds the Grammy Award winners for their work in and out of the studio, including with their organisation called Ladyaid Fund, which supports children's hospitals in North America.
Portnow says in a statement that reads: "We are proud to honor Lady Antebellum for their artistry and inventiveness in the country arena as well as their philanthropic efforts to make a difference for disadvantaged children here and abroad."
Along with Lady Antebellum, House of Representatives Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will also be honoured for recognising the role music plays in American life.
Country stars Carrie Underwood and Kix Brooks have offered well wishes to Lady Antebellum star Hillary Scott, who became a first-time mum on Monday (22Jul13). Just hours before news of the royal baby's birth made headlines around the world, the Need You Now singer welcomed little Eisele Kaye Tyrrell to the world in Nashville, Tennessee.
And several stars have taken to Twitter.com to congratulate Scott and her husband, Lady Antebellum drummer Chris Tyrrell.
Her bandmates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood posted a message on the group's Twitter.com account, writing, "Congratulations to @HillaryScottLA and Chris, parents of the beautiful Eisele Kaye! Happy birthday and we love you!!"
And pal Underwood added, "@HillaryScottLA Congratulations, sweet Hillary! So many blessings to your family and its new gift from God! May she be just like you!"
Former Brooks & Dunn star Kix Brooks was also thrilled by the 'other baby news', tweeting, "Congrats to @HillaryScottLA of @ladyantebellum - sweet lil thing finally showed up! This is where the party starts!"
Scott took to her own Twitter page on Tuesday (23Jul13) to declare, "Thanks to EVERYONE for the congratulations, prayers, support, and love for our precious Eisele Kaye! She has completely stolen our hearts!"
Lady Antebellum star Hillary Scott has beaten the Duchess Of Cambridge to motherhood. Both women went into labour on Monday (22Jul13), and the singer's little lady popped out before Britain's new prince or princess.
Scott gave birth to daughter Eisele Kaye Tyrrell in Nashville, Tennessee.
The newborn's name is a combination of her grandmothers' maiden and middle names.
Proud dad Chris Tyrrell tells People.com his baby daughter is "incredibly gorgeous".
The drummer wed Scott in January, 2012, and she announced the pregnancy in December (12).
"Got to see baby girl this morning on an ultrasound. She stuck her tongue out at me...we may be in for a wild, fun, ride with her!! uh oh!" Pregnant country singer Hillary Scott meets her unborn child during a check-up.
Just goes to show you: even a poor, lowdown greaser from the North Zone can go on to become our nation's leader. Rob Lowe, whose Brat Pack beginnings have launched him to a career of playing criminals (and criminal attorneys) in Lifetime movies, is taking on a National Geographic film based on Bill O'Reilly's best seller Killing Kennedy. In the film, Lowe will embody the charmer that was our 35th president, John F. Kennedy.
Deadline reports that Lowe is joining the two-hour picture, which will focus on Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of JFK. Playing beside the Commander-in-Chief will be Ginnifer Goodwin (as Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy) and Michelle Trachtenberg (as Oswald's wife, Marina Prusakova Oswald). No word yet on who will take the role of the assassin in question.
With Scott Peterson, a lawyer in the Casey Anthony trial, and Parks and recreation's vehemently cheerful city manager making up his recent small screen résumé, we're wondering if the actor can, indeed, take on the thick-haired, strong-jawed, Cuba-invading world leader? We can't say for certain, but we have an inkling: Problowebly.
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Lady Antebellum stars Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood took time out of their busy schedules last week (ends12May13) to perform for sick youngsters at a New York hospital. The pair headed to Kravis Children's Hospital at Mount Sinai without their pregnant frontwoman Hillary Scott to meet patients in the paediatric unit.
Kelley and Haywood also staged an acoustic set of the band's hits, as well as kids' songs, during the visit, which was made in conjunction with the Musicians On Call organisation. The initiative brings live and recorded music to youngsters' bedsides.
"My liquor of choice is tequila and I will say I have missed it. The other day Charles had a margarita and I was, like, smelling it (saying), 'Just one, just one...' But then can I stop at one?" Pregnant Lady Antebellum star Hillary Scott is missing out on her booze of choice.