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.