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Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
is an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
in 2006. The group is composed of Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals), Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley
(lead and background vocals, guitar), and Dave Haywood
Dave Haywood
(background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin). Scott is the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis, and Kelley is the brother of pop singer Josh Kelley. The group made its debut in 2007 as guest vocalists on Jim Brickman's single "Never Alone", before signing to Capitol Nashville. Lady Antebellum has released six albums for Capitol: Lady Antebellum, Need You Now, Own the Night, Golden, 747, and Heart Break, plus one Christmas album (On This Winter's Night). Their first three albums are certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The albums have produced sixteen singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, of which nine have reached number one. Their longest-lasting number one single is "Need You Now", which spent five weeks at that position in 2009; both that song and 2011's "Just a Kiss" reached number one on the Adult Contemporary charts. Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
was awarded Top New Duo or Group by the Academy of Country Music and New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association in 2008. They were nominated for two Grammy Awards
Grammy Awards
at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards
51st Annual Grammy Awards
and two more at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. Of these nominations, they took home the award for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals for "I Run to You". They were awarded Top Vocal Group, Song of the Year ("Need You Now"), and Single of the Year ("Need You Now") at the 44th ACM Awards
ACM Awards
on April 18, 2010. They won five awards at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Need You Now".[1] Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
also scored "Best Country Album" at the 54th Grammy Awards. By August 2013, the group had sold more than 12.5 million digital singles and 10 million albums in the United States.[2][3]


1 History

1.1 2006–2007: Formation and early career 1.2 2007–2009: Lady Antebellum 1.3 2009–2011: Need You Now 1.4 2011–2012: Own the Night
Own the Night
and On This Winter's Night 1.5 2013–2016: Golden, 747, and hiatus 1.6 2017–present: Heart Break

2 Charity 3 Awards and nominations 4 Discography 5 Tours 6 References 7 External links

History[edit] 2006–2007: Formation and early career[edit]

Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
performs in concert in April 2011

Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
was formed in 2006,[4] in Nashville, Tennessee, by Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, and Hillary Scott. Scott is the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis, best known for her duet vocals on Reba McEntire's 1993 hit "Does He Love You",[5] and Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley
is the brother of pop and country artist Josh Kelley.[6] Hillary Scott attended Donelson Christian Academy
Donelson Christian Academy
in Donelson, Tennessee. Kelley moved to Nashville in mid-2005 from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he had been working construction with his brother John. Trying to become a successful solo country artist, Kelley convinced his old middle-school classmate, Haywood, to move to Nashville from Georgia in 2006 so they could write music together. Shortly thereafter, Scott recognized Kelley from Myspace, and they started to talk at a Nashville music club. Kelley invited Scott to join him and Haywood in the new group, which assumed the name Lady Antebellum.[7] On the BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 2
Drivetime Show August 9, 2010, the band explained that the name comes from when the group did a photo shoot in historical costumes at antebellum houses. In American history, the Antebellum era commonly refers to the period before the Civil War in the Southern United States. The trio then began performing at local venues in Nashville before being signed in July 2007 to a recording contract with Capitol Records
Capitol Records
Nashville. In an interview with Sirius Satellite Radio, Scott said she was rejected from auditions for American Idol
American Idol
twice, not even making it past the first round.[5] The name "Lady Antebellum" has been criticized for glorifying an era of the American South in which society revolved around the institutionalized slavery of black people. [8] 2007–2009: Lady Antebellum[edit]

Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
performs in concert in 2008, showing Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott

Shortly after the trio signed to the label, recording artist Jim Brickman chose Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
to sing on his 2007 single "Never Alone," which reached No. 14 on the Billboard adult contemporary charts. In mid-2007, Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
also wrote a song for the MTV reality television series The Hills.[9] Their solo debut single "Love Don't Live Here" was released in September 2007, with a music video for the song following in December.[10][11] This song was the lead-off single to the band's self-titled debut album. Released on April 15, 2008, Lady Antebellum was produced by Paul Worley along with Victoria Shaw, a Nashville songwriter and former solo artist.[4] "Love Don't Live Here" reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. The album itself was the first album by a new duo or group to debut at Number One on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts.[12] A second single, "Lookin' for a Good Time", was released in June 2008 and peaked at No. 11 in December. In addition, Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
was signed as an opening act on Martina McBride's Waking Up Laughing Tour in 2008.[13] Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
also contributed the song "I Was Here" to the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack, a song which peaked at No. 24 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 based on downloads. In December 2008, their rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" peaked at No. 3 on the same chart. Their third official single, "I Run to You", was released in January 2009. It eventually became the trio's first Number One in July 2009. On October 7, 2009, their debut album was certified platinum by the RIAA for shipments of one million copies in the United States. Haywood and Kelley co-wrote labelmate Luke Bryan's 2009 single "Do I", on which Scott also sings backing vocals.[14] This song is the first single from Bryan's second studio album "Doin' My Thing", which was released on October 6, 2009. 2009–2011: Need You Now[edit] In August 2009, the group released their fourth single, "Need You Now", the lead-off single and title track to their second studio album, which was also produced by Worley. It debuted at No. 50 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and became their second Number One hit on the charts for the week of November 28, 2009. The song also reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100
Billboard Hot 100
and topped the Hot Adult Contemporary chart, making it a crossover hit. A second single, "American Honey", was released to radio on January 11, 2010 and would become their third No. 1 hit. The third single from the album, "Our Kind of Love", was released on May 31, 2010 and went No. 1 in September 2010. The song was notable for being written in collaboration with a non-Nashville songwriter in busbee, who at that point had previously written for Katy Perry, Timbaland
and Katharine McPhee.[15] Their fourth single from this album, "Hello World", was officially released on October 4, 2010. The album was released on January 26, 2010 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200
Billboard 200
and Top Country Albums charts for the week of February 2, 2010, selling 480,922 copies.[16] Four weeks after the album's release, it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[17] On April 28, 2010, they performed on the results show of American Idol, performing "Need You Now". On September 20, 2010, they launched their first headlining tour, "Need You Now 2010" in Orlando, Florida. On October 28, 2010, they performed the National Anthem before Game 2 at the 2010 World Series. Lady Antebellum appeared on the 44th Annual Country Music Awards on November 10, 2010.[18] 2011–2012: Own the Night
Own the Night
and On This Winter's Night[edit] The week of January 9, 2011, the group ventured into the studio to begin recording for their third studio album. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley
said, "We actually just went ahead and decided we’re gonna take two, two and a half months straight in the studio to create this thing and not have all this distraction. Hopefully that will be a good thing".[19] On May 2, 2011, the group released the first single from their upcoming album, titled "Just a Kiss". The group performed the single on stage on American Idol's result show on May 5, 2011. It was a commercial and critical success, debuting and peaking at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it their highest debut on the chart. It also topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs, making it their fifth number-one single on the chart. On June 7, 2011, they announced the title of third album; called Own the Night, it was released on September 13, 2011.[20] The album cover and track listing was released on July 18, 2011.[21] All together four singles were released from Own the Night. Follow up singles were "We Owned the Night", "Dancin' Away with My Heart" and "Wanted You More" which charted moderally in the Hot Country Songs. Lady A released a "Lady Hazed" version of Jason Aldean's song "Dirt Road Anthem" entitled "Country Club Anthem" on their installment of Webisode Wednesdays on August 10, 2011.[22] On October 1, 2011, the group performed as the musical guests on Saturday Night Live.[23] Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
released their first Christmas album On This Winter's Night on October 22, 2012.[24] 2013–2016: Golden, 747, and hiatus[edit] On January 22, 2013, "Downtown," the first single from a new album, was released to country radio. It was made available on iTunes starting February 5, 2013, and reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in April 2013. The new album, Golden, was released on May 7, 2013.[25] The album's second single, "Goodbye Town", was released to country radio on May 13, 2013, and peaked at number 11 on the Country Airplay chart. The third single from the Golden era, "Compass", was released to the iTunes Store on October 1, 2013 and reached number one on the Country Airplay chart in March 2014. It is one of the new recordings featured on the deluxe edition re-issue of Golden, which was released on November 12, 2013. Unlike all of their previous releases, it was produced by Nathan Chapman.[26] They also sang backing vocals on Darius Rucker's 2013 single "Wagon Wheel".[27] "Bartender" was released to country radio on May 12, 2014, as the lead single for the group's sixth studio album, and was made available to digital retailers on May 19.[28] In July 2014, the album's title was confirmed as 747, and the track listing was confirmed. Chapman produced this album as well.[29] "Bartender" became the group's ninth number 1 hit on the Country Airplay charts in 2014, with "Freestyle" as the second single. The third single " Long Stretch of Love
Long Stretch of Love
was released on February 7, 2015, in the UK and on March 23, to country radio in the US. They sang two songs, "I Did With You" and "Falling For You", for the 2014 film The Best of Me. In October 2015, while appearing on Good Morning America, the group announced that they would be taking some down time once they finish with their Wheels Up Tour. During their break Kelley will be working on his solo career. Kelley stated that Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
is his priority but wanted to try working alone out. On September 28, 2015, he released his debut solo single titled "The Driver" which features Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley
and Eric Paslay.[30] On October 12, 2015, Charles Kelley announced his tour dates for his solo tour. He is excited to get out of his comfort zone and having fans not know every word to all of his songs. He will be playing some Lady A songs, but his tour will showcase only his soon-to-be-released solo material.[31] Also during the break, Hillary Scott
Hillary Scott
announced that she and her family (her mother, father and sister) would be working a gospel album titled Love Remains which was released on 29 July. In 2016, Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
were selected as one of 30 artists to perform on "Forever Country", a mash-up track of Take Me Home, Country Roads, On the Road Again and I Will Always Love You
I Will Always Love You
which celebrates 50 years of the CMA Awards.[32] 2017–present: Heart Break[edit] On January 19, 2017, they released "You Look Good" as the lead single off their upcoming seventh studio album Heart Break. It released on June 9, 2017, and is further promoted with the You Look Good
You Look Good
World Tour, which began on May 26 and ended on October 15, 2017.[33] The titular track was released as the second single on September 25, 2017. Heart Break is nominated for Best Country Album, and "You Look Good" is nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. The band will co-headline the Summer Plays On Tour with Darius Rucker
Darius Rucker
starting in summer 2018. Charity[edit] Since January 2012, Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
has been partnered with the charity myLIFEspeaks, to raise awareness of and provide facilities for disabled orphans in Haiti. At the start of the year 2013, the members of the group also created the organization called LadyAID, which was created in hopes of bringing awareness to children who suffer and cannot help themselves locally, nationally and around the world. The main focus of Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
are the children in hospitals, mainly in the United States and Canada.[34][35] Awards and nominations[edit]

Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
in April 2010

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Lady Antebellum Since Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
won the Country Music Association
Country Music Association
Awards New Artist of the Year award in 2008, they have accumulated seven more awards, including their first Grammy in 2010 for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals. At the 2009 CMA's, the group ended Rascal Flatts' six-year reign as Vocal Group of the Year. At the 2010 CMA's, the group became the first artist in CMA Award history to receive the Single of the Year honor for two consecutive years.[36] At the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, the trio won the Song of the Year.[37] They won Top Vocal Group at the 2012 ACM Awards
ACM Awards
April 1, 2012.[38] In addition to being honored, Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
has made efforts to recognize veterans who have returned from service and contributed to their communities. In 2013, Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
recognized 8 deserving military families for their service by inviting them to up close and personal concerts, and acknowledging them from the stage. Deserving members like Randy Burchett, who was a Viet Nam veteran who went on to serve at the Easter Seals for 33 years, playing Santa for disabled children.[39] Discography[edit] Main article: Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
(2008) Need You Now (2010) Own the Night
Own the Night
(2011) On This Winter's Night
On This Winter's Night
(2012) Golden (2013) 747 (2014) Heart Break (2017)



Need You Now Tour (2010) Own The Night Tour
Own The Night Tour
(2011–12) Take Me Downtown Tour
Take Me Downtown Tour
(2014) Wheels Up Tour
Wheels Up Tour
(2015) You Look Good
You Look Good
Tour (2017)[33]


Summer Plays On Tour (2018) with Darius Rucker


The Waking Up Laughing Tour
The Waking Up Laughing Tour
with Martina McBride
Martina McBride
(2008) CMT ON TOUR: Relentless with Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean
(2008) Sun City Carnival Tour with Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney
(2009) Southern Voice Tour with Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw
(2010) Get Closer 2011 World Tour
Get Closer 2011 World Tour
with Keith Urban
Keith Urban
(Australian leg) (2011)


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External links[edit]

Official website Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
at allmusic.com Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
at Billboard.com

v t e

Lady Antebellum

Hillary Scott Charles Kelley Dave Haywood

Studio albums and singles

Lady Antebellum

"Love Don't Live Here" "Lookin' for a Good Time" "I Run to You"

Need You Now

"Need You Now" "American Honey" "Our Kind of Love" "Hello World"

Own the Night

"Just a Kiss" "We Owned the Night" "Dancin' Away with My Heart" "Wanted You More"


"Downtown" "Goodbye Town" "Compass"


"Bartender" "Freestyle" "Long Stretch of Love"

Heart Break

"You Look Good" "Heart Break"


iTunes Session

Christmas recordings

A Merry Little Christmas On This Winter's Night

Other songs

"Baby, It's Cold Outside" "Friday Night" "Golden" (w/ Stevie Nicks) "A Holly Jolly Christmas" "Never Alone" (w/ Jim Brickman) "Slow Rollin'" "Something Better" (w/ Audien)

Concert tours

Need You Now Tour (2010) Own the Night
Own the Night
Tour (2011-12) Take Me Downtown Tour
Take Me Downtown Tour
(2013-14) Wheels Up Tour
Wheels Up Tour
(2015) You Look Good
You Look Good
World Tour (2017)

Related articles


Charles Kelley's solo releases

The Driver

Hillary Scott's solo releases

Love Remains ("Thy Will")

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