Lady Antebellum is quite busy these days.  They have a new cd coming out soon.  They say it's going to be less strings, more Southern rock.  It's Allman Brothers meet Sheryl Crow.  They will be headlining the Taste of Country Music Festival in June.  They've created a new children's charity called "LadyAID."  Dave and Charles are also masters in the world of Ping Pong.

In fact, Lady A’s Dave Haywood says he and bandmate Charles Kelley are known as the ‘the Dynasty’… when it comes to ping pong. Apparently, the trio’s favorite backstage hobby involves table tennis, and they’ve found a way to combine the ping pong table with music and  philanthropy.

 The band has set the date for their first-ever Ping Pong & Songs event, which will include a ping pong tournament and an in-the-round-style songwriter’s night. At this event, Lady A will play music and raise money for LadyAID, which generates support for children in need on a every level. Haywood explains, “This is really a dream day for us … getting friends and fans together to play ping pong, play music, and raise money for LadyAID.” Tickets for this event, which will be held in Music City, are on sale now through Lady AID’s website. Players will receive a commemorative player kit, as well as two tickets to the finals and concert portion of the event.

I know I'm brushing up on my ping pong, because as Haywood says, “‘The Dynasty’ … will challenge anyone who wants to try and take us at the table. It’s going to be a total blast.” Traci and I will have to practice so we can challenge ‘the Dynasty’ to a little pinging and ponging this summer at the Taste of Country Music Festival.  I was the best in my class in ping pong....granted that was in 9th grade but they don't know that.

 It'll be the last show before they go off the road for a while so that Hillary can give birth. The event runs June 13-15 at Hunter Mountain. Buy tickets here.  We'll see you on the Mountain.