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May 11

Lady Antebellum Gets Marooned in Pop

Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Between the three members of Lady Antebellum and the five members of Maroon 5, it’s quite the gang that will show up in the fall.

Lady A joined the pop band on a song called “Out Of Goodbyes” that appears on the Maroon 5 album Hands All Over, due Sept. 21. It’s just the latest development outside of country for Lady A, which spent five weeks at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart this year with Need You Now. The title track is currently at the top of the adult contemporary singles chart.

One other pop collaboration is sitting in the can at the moment. Lady A worked with R&B singer John Legend at the end of last year. What happens with that particular song is a bit unclear.

“We actually had the opportunity to write with John Legend in December, and I’m a huge R&B fan,” group member Hillary Scott says. “I mean, one of the first concerts I went to growing up that wasn’t a country concert was Gladys Knight, so that’s been in me my whole life.  I’m a huge fan of John’s and we wrote a song that we’re really proud of. We don’t know what the future holds with it yet — if he’s gonna cut it, or we’re gonna cut it or somebody else is — but we’re really proud of it. And just to have a demo with his vocal on it that I can turn my iPod on and listen to… I am so happy.”

Look for Lady A Sunday on GAC’s Music City Keep On Playin’ — A Benefit For Flood Relief. Airing from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium at 8 p.m. ET, the fundraiser also features Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler, Americana artist Will Hoge, gospel singer CeCe Winans and contemporary Christian performer Jaci Velasquez.

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