One band has climbed the ranks to become one of the biggest acts in the nation, complete with No. 1 singles, multi-platinum albums, and massive crossover success.
The other, a steady climb on the pop charts, a spot in this year’s Lollapalooza, and on top of that, they’re from Provo.
When talking about Lady Antelbellum, a sarcastic line that David Letterman once used to talk about Tom Hanks when he won back to back Oscars comes to mind, “What’s wrong with that guy’s career?”
The same could apply to Lady A, “What’s wrong with their career?”
Coming off the heals of 2008’s self-titled debut which produced the hit “I Run To You,” the trio of Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott at the beginning of 2010 released “Need You Now,” an album that has now sold 3 million copies and the title track shot to #1 on the Billboard country chart, #1 Billboard adult contemporary chart and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The band has had to make significant space on their trophy mantel for numerous Grammys, CMT, CMA and ACA awards. Need You Now has produced three country chat toppers including the title track, “American Honey” and “Our Kind of Love.”
Tonight is Lady A’s third trip to Utah this year. They started off the year at a private party in Park City with the Sundance Film Festival and returned in the summer opening for Tim McGraw at the USANA Amphitheatre.
Tonight’s show is at The Rail Events Center, 235 North 500 West.
Across town, at Salt Lake Community College’s Rock the Vote Party, 4600 South Redwood Road, the Neon Trees from Provo will be performing. The pop act, named after the way a light hit a group of palm trees outside an In-and-Out Burger in California, has had a big hit off their debut album in “Animal.”
Recently, I talked with Trees lead singer, Tyler Glenn in an interview you can find here.
And if both of these bands are a little too soft for your liking, longtime hard rockers Sevendust are playing In The Venue.