Re-Live Lady A’s Powerful ‘What A Song Can Do’ Performance from the ACM Awards

GRAMMY winning trio Lady A took the stage at the 2022 ACM Awards for a moving performance of their newest…

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 9, 2022

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Lady A; Photo by Getty Images for ACM

GRAMMY winning trio Lady A took the stage at the 2022 ACM Awards for a moving performance of their newest single, “What A Song Can Do.” 

The performance was in honor of St. Jude and ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, which is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. 

“We’re on the big main stage, so we’ve got a lot of ground to cover in our performance, but we’re performing our brand-new single, ‘What A Song Can Do’ and it’s tying into ACM Lifting Lives and St. Jude,” Lady A’s Hillary Scott told Audacy’s Katie & Company ahead of their performance. ”So, you’ll hear a lot about what they’re doing and their philanthropic efforts. But, ACM Lifting Lives and St. Jude and learning about what they do there and ‘What A Song Can Do’ will come out of that.” 

“So, it feels like a pretty appropriate message, because when we’re singing these songs it’s not about our songs, it’s about the other artists and the other songs that have become the soundtrack of our lives,” she went on to say. “That’s really what this is highlighting and how powerful those songs are.”

“What A Song Can Do” was written by Lady A’s Charles Kelley, Laura Veltz, Ryan Hurd, and Sam Ellis. The song appears on Lady A’s latest album, What A Song Can Do (Chapter One).

Lady A; Photo by Getty Images for ACM
Lady A; Photo by Getty Images for ACM

“We have been overfilled with gratitude after releasing this album and we don’t take it lightly that after eight albums our music still resonates with so many people,” Kelley recently shared. “This song is the summation of where our hearts are right now and how much music can really pull us through in times of need. We love writing songs about lost love and things like that, but I feel like our favorite material comes with a strong positive message.”

Lady A is scheduled to play at various fairs and festivals throughout the summer. Click HERE to see if they’re coming to a city near you. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.