Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum rock ‘Golden’ performance

(Photo: CBS)
(Photo: CBS)

Stevie Nicks teamed with three-time ACM vocal group of the year Lady Antebellum to pair up their latest hit “Golden” and the Fleetwood Mac classic “Rhiannon” on Sunday at the ACM Awards.

“I love Lady Antebellum, and to me, this song is their ‘Landslide’ because it’s just that spectacular,” Nicks said earlier in the week in an announcement for a special release of their joint version of “Golden.”

Nicks’ appearance at the ceremony precedes a North American tour with Fleetwood Mac that, for the first time in 16 years, features singer-keyboardist Christine McVie as part of the lineup, after rejoining the group in January.

Lady Antebellum’s star has continued to rise on the country charts, returning to No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart last month with “Compass,” which received songwriting credits from the likes of production duo Stargate (Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable,” Katy Perry’s “Firework”). “Compass” is off “Golden,” the trio’s May 2013 release, which also hit No. 1 — including a top spot on the Billboard 200, Lady Antebellum’s third such album.

The Nicks-Antebellum collab came about after both parties performed together on “CMT Crossroads” last September. They tore through country chart-toppers “Need You Now” and “Just a Kiss,” as well as rock standards “Landslide” and “Rhiannon” — the latter with Scott singing the song’s higher melody.

Billboard / Tuesday, April 8, 2014

VIDEOS: Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum perform ‘Golden,’ ‘Rhiannon’ at ACM Awards

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Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum rocked the Las Vegas Grand Garden Arena on Sunday night, performing new renditions of Lady Antebellum’s “Golden” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Rhiannon.”

‘Golden/Rhiannon’ Medley

Photos from the Red Carpet & The ACM Awards

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Red Carpet Interview

All photos courtesy of CBS, Ethan Miller/Getty, Steve Burton, and Joshua Morrow.

Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum to perform ‘Golden’ at ACM Awards

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Stevie will perform “Golden” with Lady Antebellum at Sunday night’s ACM Awards (CBS, 8/7c). Stevie added new vocals to the reissued track from Lady Antebellum’s fifth album of the same name. “Golden featuring Stevie Nicks” is available digitally in U.S. on iTunes. It can also be downloaded from this site.

Stevie Nicks scheduled to perform at ACM Awards on April 6

Clockwise from top left: Eric Church, Toby Keith, Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum (AP Images)
Clockwise from top left: Eric Church, Toby Keith, Stevie Nicks and Lady Antebellum (AP Images)

Stevie Nicks is scheduled to perform at the 49th annual ACM Awards, according to an exclusive report from the Hollywood Reporter. CBS will broadcast the show from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 6 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).

Country stars Eric Church, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, and Lady Antebellum, among many others, will also perform at the event.


Eric Church, Lady Antebellum and Stevie Nicks to Perform at ACM Awards (Exclusive)

Country stars Eric Church, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum with special guest Stevie Nicks have been added to the performers lineup at the 49th annual Academy of Country Music, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively. The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions made the joint announcement Friday.

They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry. Bryan and Shelton co-host this year’s event, broadcast from the MGM Grant Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.

Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

Lambert and Tim McGraw lead this year’s crop with seven nominations apiece, while Urban is close behind with six. Shelton, Lee Brice, Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves follow with five nominations.

The Academy of Country Music Awards honors and showcases the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman serve as executive producers, with Bob Romeo for the Academy of Country Music.

Dick Clark Productions was purchased in 2012 by Guggenheim Partners, parent company of THR and Billboard.

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Philiana Ng / Hollywood Reporter / Friday, March 14, 2014