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Lady Antebellum Comes Home

They get by with a little help from their friends.

As if having Darius Rucker and Thompson Square on tour wasn't enough, Lady Antebellum brought out a few more guests at Wednesday's (Feb. 22) tour stop at Nashville's Municipal Auditorium.

During the concert, lead singer Charles Kelley broke into a rendition of Luke Bryan's "Do I" (which Charles and bandmate Dave Haywood helped Luke write), only to have Luke join the trio onstage for the second verse. The crowd response was beyond passionate, so much so that Lady A convinced Luke to perform a verse of his hit "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)," to the delight of the female fans in the crowd.

Luke wasn't the only surprise guest of the evening. Sara Evans, who recorded the ballad "A Little Bit Stronger" (co-written by Lady A's Hillary Scott), made an appearance to perform an elegant rendition of the hit single.

Meanwhile, Darius and husband-and-wife duo Thompson Square returned to the stage to join Charles, Dave and Hillary for a rendition of the Doobie Brothers' "Black Water."

These days, artists strive to make concerts as personal as possible for their fans, and Lady Antebellum is no exception. The trio's stage production featured an "inner circle" where more than 100 fans got an up-close look at the show. Meanwhile, a catwalk brought Charles, Dave and Hillary within arm's length of their faithful—giving fans the perfect opportunity to receive several rounds of high-fives throughout the evening.

The trio closed out their set with their pop crossover hit "Need You Now." The crowd had no trouble taking over for the group and singing the tune's final chorus. "Nashville tonight was amazing," the trio said via Twitter after the show.


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