First up on the iTunes Countdown is “Hard Hat and a Hammer.” Each track downloaded ahead of March 30 will count toward the purchase of the full album through iTunes’ Complete My Album feature. The subsequent tracks are “Every Now and Then” (available March 16) and “Where I Belong” (available March 23).
For each new track every week, fans will be able to visit Billboard.com for a 48-hour exclusive preview of the song immediately prior to its Tuesday release on iTunes, with each posting remaining on Billboard.com for a week from its debut.
“It’s Just That Way,” the first hit single from Freight Train, is currently available as a digital single through the iTunes Store.
Capitol Records Nashville band Lady Antebellum has invited rising UMG Nashville artists Josh Kelley and Randy Montana to open their sold-out concerts at the Ryman Auditorium on March 10 and 11. Kelley is brother to Lady A’s Charles Kelley. Josh Kelley and Nashville native Montana, son of Billy Montana, will perform short acoustic sets prior to Lady A’s headlining debut on the Ryman’s historic stage.