Lady Antebellum pulling out of Cavendish Beach Music Festival

Wayne Thibodeau wthibodeau@theguardian.pe.ca
Published on December 12, 2012
FILE - In this April 3, 2011 file photo, members of the group Lady Antebellum, from left, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley arrive at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Lady Antebellum will perform at the CMT Awards on June 8, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

Lady Antebellum is pulling out of its plans to attend the Cavendish Beach Music Festival.

The reason? Band member Hillary Scott is expecting her first baby and will not be able to travel and perform through the summer.

Kevin Meyer, president of Meridian Entertainment Group, the entertainment buyer and promoter for the  Cavendish Beach Music Festival, wished Scott the best.

“What a wonderful surprise," he said in a statement issued late tonight.

"I can only be excited for the soon to be parents.  We will continue to work closely with Lady Antebellum’s management to include the LOTTO MAX presents Cavendish Beach Music Festival in their 2014 summer touring plans.  As we continue the festival in our 5th season, we will have over 30 world-class artists over the three days, who will join the recently announced superstar, Kenny Chesney on Saturday, July 6.  We continue to work towards announcing the complete line-up in the very near future.”