Lady Antebellum Earns Tony Awards Nomination for “SpongeBob SquarePants Musical”

Lady Antebellum Earns Tony Awards Nomination for “SpongeBob SquarePants Musical”

Thanks to a cartoon sponge with buck teeth, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley can add a Tony Awards nomination for Best Original Score to their list of accolades.

SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and the rest of the motley crew from Bikini Bottom hit the Broadway stage in November 2017 for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical. Directed by Tina Landau, the musical featured original songs from a bevy of artists, including Lady Antebellum, whose offering, “Chop to the Top,” was performed as SpongeBob and Sandy climb a mountain.

Other artists who penned original songs include David Bowie, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I.

Check out Lady A’s competition.

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

  • Angels in America, Adrian Sutton
  • The Band’s Visit, David Yazbek
  • Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • Mean Girls, Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, Music & Lyrics: Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., and Domani & Lil’C

The 72nd annual Tony Awards will take place on June 10 at Radio City Music Hall.

photo by Jason Simanek

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Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

Scotty McCreery is Looking Forward to Getting His Same Truck Tour Going

What is Scotty McCreery looking forward to the most in 2022?

Touring!

Scotty shares, “Yeah, starting off January 20th in Raleigh, we are starting the Same Truck tour. Excited about that, play the whole album top to bottom, try it out on the fans, see what their thinking. So I’m excited to hit the road and kick of the year in a great way.”

Fans will be looking to hear his number-one song “You Time” and his current single “Damn Strait” on the Same Truck tour.

Photo Credit: Jeff Ray