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May 13

GAC Album Review: Lady Antebellum’s Golden

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Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

On their fourth studio album, Nashville harmony trio Lady Antebellum takes a sly step forward with a more polished sound and a few subtle changes in their songwriting style. Golden, which is available now, propels the seven-time Grammy winners with twelve new songs willing to change things up while making sure not to take away from the group’s famous chemistry.

Co-producing the project with long-term collaborator Paul Worley (The Band Perry, Sara Evans), the members of Lady A – Hillary Scott (vocals), Charles Kelley (vocals) and Dave Haywood (guitar, vocals) – found inspiration for the new project through the moments they shared onstage during their recent Own The Night World Tour. And from an energy standpoint, Golden rides high on finely executed dramatics and an upbeat tempo.

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Mar 26

Lady Antebellum’s ACM-Nominated Album About Life’s Big Moments

Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of The Green Room PR.

Lady Antebellum is up for five awards at Sunday’s ACM Awards, including Vocal Group of the Year, a trophy they’ve picked up the last two years. They are also nominated as both artists and producers in the Album of the Year category for Own the Night and are nominated for Song of the Year and Video of the Year for their hit “Just A Kiss.”

Hillary Scott says the songs on  Own The Night, which picked up a GRAMMY award earlier this year, carry a common thread throughout. “The theme that I’ve seen throughout it is a lot of these songs are about very specific moments in time,” she said. “It’s not just an overall emotion or an overall feeling that’s portrayed in a song. It’s just very specific to moments that, throughout your life, end up defining who you are.”

Their twice-nominated “Just A Kiss” was inspired by big moments in their own personal lives. Charles Kelley drew his inspiration for the track from the night he met his now-wife while Hillary, who was married in January, related to it as a then newly-engaged woman. They were already recording Own The Night when they wrote “Just A Kiss.”

“The guys were over at Dallas Davidson’s in his writing room, and I was in the vocal booth actually singing a vocal on another one of the songs on the album,” Hillary said. “Charles called and said, ‘Hillary, I know you’re singing, but you’ve got to get over here. We started something that we really think is special.’ And so I drove down Music Row and hopped in the writing room with the boys, and we wrote it and loved it, and unanimously felt that it was something really special and could most likely be our first single.” Continue Reading


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Nov 9

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Anthony Smith Big Winners at SESAC Awards

Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott and songwriter Anthony Smith were the top winners at last night’s SESAC Awards in Nashville, held at The Pinnacle at Symphony Place. The Tennessean reports the royalties-collecting organization SESAC gave Hillary its songwriter of the year award for the third time in the last four years.

Hillary won the award for co-writing three Lady A hits: “Just a Kiss,” “Need You Now” and “Our Kind of Love.” But according to her friend and mentor (and co-producer of Lady A’s first album) Victoria Shaw, Hillary’s award for writing “A Little Bit Stronger,” recorded by Sara Evans, most likely held a special place in her heart.

“That song was her,” Victoria told the paper. “That wasn’t the boys (Lady A’s Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood) and her. Not that she doesn’t adore that,” she said. “But this really let her be her own entity.

“That separation and that recognition is probably one of her most proud moments. I know how proud I am when someone else records one of my songs. They’re not doing it to be nice. They’re not doing it as a favor. They’re doing it because they think that’s going to help their career. And when it does, it’s the ultimate compliment to the songwriter.”

SESAC awarded Anthony Smith with its Song of the Year trophy. Anthony won for the song he co-wrote with Chris Young, “Tomorrow.” Chris even surprised Anthony by Continue Reading


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Sep 8

GAC Album Review: Lady Antebellum’s Own The Night

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Lady Antebellum's 2011 CD, Own The Night. Photo courtesy of The Greenroom PR.

In the roughly year-and-a-half since Lady Antebellum released their breakout album Need You Now, the young Nashville trio has quickly turned into one of the most recognizable and promising acts in any genre. Need You Now, with worldwide sales in excess of five million copies and five Grammy awards to its credit, introduced fans to the group’s dynamic harmonies and powerful delivery. Now, on their third album, Own The Night, Lady A shows their continued growth with a set of 12 songs wrapped in emotion and displaying a vibrant presence.

Working again with Producer Paul Worley, Own The Night focuses much of its attention on individual moments in time. “Dancin’ Away With My Heart,” with wistful open chords and a dreamy guitar melody, captures the interaction between older versions of two young first loves. I brush the curls back so I can see your eyes, Charles Kelley sings with a comfortable familiarity before Hillary Scott adds, And the way you move me was like you’re reading my mind. On the ballad “As You Turn Away,” Hillary takes the lead to explore the exact moment a heart breaks at the end of a relationship. Over deep, dramatic piano tones and stirring strings, Hillary sings with touching sadness through the bridge, One step my heart is breaking, one more my hands are shaking/ The door is closing and I just can’t change it. Charles adds backing harmonies in a poignant display of what makes Lady A so special. Continue Reading


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Aug 9

Lady Antebellum Scores Fifth No. 1 With “Just A Kiss”

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Lady Antebellum is celebrating their fifth No. 1 single this week as “Just A Kiss” tops the Billboard Country Singles chart. The lead single from their upcoming album, Own The Night, due out September 13, also earned platinum certification for selling over a million digital downloads and is in its third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Canada Country chart.

“Seeing country radio and the fans embrace the first single off our new album like this has been amazing and also a little relieving,” Charles Kelley said. “There are definitely some nerves and anxiousness involved when you are introducing new music, and this reaction has been beyond what we hoped for. It just makes us even more excited for Sept. 13 to get here.”

LISTEN: Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott explains the band’s personal connection to their new number-one hit, “Just a Kiss.”

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WATCH: Lady Antebellum tells GAC’s Suzanne Alexander how they applied the romantic message of “Just A Kiss” to their own lives — and apparently, it worked!

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Jul 19

Lady Antebellum Reveals Cover Art, Track Listing for New Album

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Lady Antebellum has revealed the album cover and track listing for their highly anticipated third studio album, Own the Night, due out September 13. The 12-song album includes their current Top 10 hit “Just A Kiss.” Along with veteran producer Paul Worley, the members of Lady Antebellum once again served as co-producers on the project.

“We’re definitely more in tune with each other musically and personally than ever,” Dave Haywood said. “It’s an exciting place to be. This album was created from the ground up—we are writing these songs, playing these instruments and creating these arrangements. With Own the Night, more than ever before, I think we share a real feeling of accomplishment both as a band and as friends.” Continue Reading


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Jul 6

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Announces Engagement

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott and fiance Chris Tyrell. Photo courtesy of Hillary Scott/The Green Room PR.

Congratulations to Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, 25, who became engaged to boyfriend Chris Tyrell, 24, over the Fourth of July weekend.

People magazine reports that Chris popped the question as the sun was setting over a lake in east Tennessee. Hillary met her love, a drummer, while Lady A was on tour with Tim McGraw in early 2010.

“Chris proposed exactly the way I’ve always dreamed,” Hillary told People. “Our families were close by, but it was just us out on a beautiful deck Continue Reading


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Jun 27

Watch the World Premiere of Lady Antebellum’s New Video “Just A Kiss”

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Lady Antebellum on the set of their video for "Just A Kiss." Photo courtesy of The GreenRoom PR.

The music video for Lady Antebellum‘s fastest rising single to date “Just A Kiss” premiered today simultaneously on the band’s official website and on VEVO.  “Just a Kiss” is the lead single off Lady Antebellum’s third Capitol Nashville studio album OWN THE NIGHT which will be released on September 13.  Fans can pre-order OWN THE NIGHT beginning today.

Lady Antebellum joined up with award-winning director Shaun Silva to shoot the video, it was their first time working together.  For their scenes in the video Lady Antebellum stayed closed to home, filming here in Nashville.  Meanwhile, director Shaun Silva actually took the two lead actors on a trip to London to shoot several of their scenes on location.

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Jun 21

Lady Antebellum on Kissing & Curfews

Lady Antebellum photo by David Johnson, courtesy of The Greenroom PR.

Lady Antebellum recently visited our studio and talked about their new song, “Just A Kiss,” the first single from their upcoming album, Own The Night, out September 13. It’s quite a different message from one of their previous hits, “Need You Now,” with the lyrics “It’s a quarter after one, I’m a little drunk and I need you now.

“We’re redeeming ourselves,” jokes Lady A’s Hillary Scott. Watch this clip to see Lady A and GAC’s Suzanne Alexander discussing honesty in songwriting, curfews — and incorrect lyrics (courtesy of Suzanne)! And don’t forget to catch them on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown, airing Friday, June 24 at 8/7 c!


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May 3

Lady Antebellum Releases New Single from Upcoming Album

Lady Antebellum photo by David Johnson, courtesy of The Greenroom PR.

Lady Antebellum released the first single, “Just A Kiss,” from their highly-anticipated third studio album to radio yesterday. The trio will also debut  the song live on FOX’s American Idol on Thursday May 5 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

“We love writing songs from personal experience, and this is definitely one of those songs,” said Hillary Scott. “There is so much excitement at the beginning of a new relationship… all the butterflies and that optimistic feeling that this person could be ‘the one.’  This song is about one of those times when your brain kicks in and tells your heart ‘good things are worth waiting for.’”

“One of the best things about writing for us is that we have the option to speak from both the man and woman’s perspective because Charles and Hill can share lead vocals,” said Dave Haywood. “This is actually the very last song we wrote for the album.  We were about six songs into recording and someone had this idea, so we sat down to write it. Then we took it to our producer Paul Worley, and a few days later we were recording it.” Continue Reading


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