Lady Antebellum made up of from left, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, will perform at NBC's "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on July 4 (Publicity photo).
NEW YORK – NBC’s annual “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Spectacular” celebrates Independence Day in style with epic performances by Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Hailee Steinfeld and additional acts to be announced. Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman and Kristine Leahy from NBC’s Emmy-nominated “American Ninja Warrior” join as hosts of the broadcast airing Tuesday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with an hour-long encore presentation at 10 p.m.
The 41st annual Macy’s 4th of July firework display over the East River will feature an incredible pyrotechnic spectacle, igniting the skyline with more than 60,000 shells launched from five barges positioned in midtown Manhattan. It will be the country’s largest firework display in over a decade and promises to be a must-see show from coast to coast. The awe-inspiring light show will be accompanied by the West Point Band and Glee Club and their awe-inspiring musical tribute, “ANTHEM,” featuring vocalists Heather Headley, Craig Campbell, Jamie Barton & the USO Troupe of Metropolitan New York.
“Our lineup of amazing musical acts and personalities will be the perfect lead-in to the incredible fireworks display the nation waits for all year,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Specials & Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “NBC is proud to partner with Macy’s and these talented artists to create the ultimate destination to celebrate Independence Day.”
With a new sense of history and possibilities, Lady Antebellum's sixth studio album, “Heart Break,” had the group on a new mission — setting aside time to put themselves in new surroundings and concentrate on writing and exploring musical endeavors with no distractions. With busbee in the producer’s chair, the trio had a hand in writing 11 songs on “Heart Break,” resulting in their most intimate and heartfelt work to date. “Heart Break” follows the group’s 2014 release, “747.” Lady Antebellum has sold more than 18 million units, has nine #1 hits, won the ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year trophies three years in a row, and has countless other honors, including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. The seven-time Grammy Award-winning trio is in the midst of their “You Look Good World Tour,” featuring special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young. For more information about new music and upcoming tour dates, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
Brad Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year, among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001 and has written 21 of his 24 #1 hits, including his most recent smash, “Today.” “Last Time for Everything” is his current single from his 11th studio album, “Love and War,” which was released April 21. It is his ninth consecutive studio album to debut #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. On April 28 “Love and War” was released as country music’s first ever visual album. Paisley has contributed two instrumental tracks to the highly anticipated film “Cars 3,” which opens June 16. His 2017 “Weekend Warrior World Tour” kicked off on May 18 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and will continue across the country as well as shows in Sweden and Norway this summer.
Republic Records artist and Academy Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld made her music debut in 2015 with the release of her RIAA platinum-certified single “Love Myself” from her debut EP, “Haiz.” Cementing this multi-talented performer as a vital new force in pop music, the song became the highest solo female artist debut on Top 40 radio since 1998. Steinfeld’s success continued in 2016 as she teamed with Grey for “Starving” [feat. Zedd], her second single to be certified platinum by the RIAA. To date, the multi-platinum selling artist has amassed a total of 1.5 billion streams globally. Steinfeld closed out the year by starring in one of 2016’s best reviewed films, “The Edge of Seventeen" for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe. With more music to come and a role in the film “Pitch Perfect 3,” 2017 is shaping up as a big year for Steinfeld. She is currently featured on Machine Gun Kelly’s new single, “At My Best,” and recently released her new hit single, “Most Girls.”