Since forming in 2006, Lady Antebellum has enjoyed one string of chart-topping country hits after another. Radio-friendly songs, such as “Need You Now” and “I Run to You,” helped propel Lady A into the top tier of country acts. Their career peaked in 2011, when the band garnered five Grammy Awards, including song and record of the year trophies for “Need You Now.” Lady A’s fifth album, “747,” is more up-tempo than previous releases, as indicated by the jet-propelled title which suggests the band is going places –fast. Any faster, its fans may argue, and they’ll travel at the speed of light.
On Saturday, Lady Antebellum soars into the Triangle to perform songs from “747” and earlier favorites at Walnut Creek Amphitheatre. Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt will also appear. Get more info at livenation.com.
- The seemingly immortal, perpetual motion bluegrass band known as Bluegrass Experience will play songs from Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs and others Friday night at Cary Theater in downtown Cary. Info at thecarytheater.com.
- On Sunday, Garrison Keillor brings “A Prairie Home Companion” to Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary.
- Chris Staples plays Local 506 in Chapel Hill on Monday, and Florida Georgia Line hits Walnut Creek on Thursday.