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Lady Antebellum is an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The group is composed of Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals), Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals, guitar), and Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano). Lady Antebellum has released six studio albums for Capitol: Lady Antebellum (2008), Need You Now (2010), Own the Night (2011), Golden (2013), 747 (2014), and Heart Break (2017). 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 the number one position. Their longest-lasting number one single is “Need You Now”, which spent five weeks at that position in 2011.

History

Lady Antebellum was formed in 2006, in Nashville, Tennessee. The group consists of Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals), Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals, guitar), and Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano). Scott is the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis, and Kelley is the brother of pop singer Josh Kelley. The three joined forces in Nashville after Scott and Kelley met at a music festival in 2006, and Haywood called them the next day with an offer to join.

The group’s first single, “Love Don’t Live Here”, was released in October 2007 and peaked at number three on the Hot Country Songs chart. Their self-titled debut album followed in April 2008 and has been certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album includes the singles “Love Don’t Live Here”, “Lookin’ for a Good Time”, and “I Run to You”.

The trio’s second album, Need You Now, was released on January 26, 2010. It debuted at number one on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and has been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA. The first single from the album, “Need You Now”, peaked at number one on both the Hot Country Songs and number two Hot 100 charts. “American Honey” and “Our Kind of Love” were also released as singles, with the latter becoming their fourth number one hit on the Hot Country Songs chart. A deluxe edition of the album was released on August 2, 2011, and features acoustic versions of four songs.

The trio’s third album, Own the Night, was released on September 13, 2011. It debuted at number one on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The first single from the album, “Just a Kiss”, peaked at number one on both the Hot Country Songs and № seven Hot 100 charts. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Country Album at the 54th Grammy Awards and has been certified platinum by the RIAA.

The fourth studio album, On This Winter’s Night, was released on October 22, 2012, produced by Paul Worley. This album was the first Christmas album by the group. It debuted at No. 1 on the Top Holiday Albums chart and No. 8 on the Billboard 200, selling 25,000 copies in its first week of release. Has been certified gold by the RIAA.

The trio’s fifth studio album, Golden, was released on May 6, 2013, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 167,000 copies in its first week. The album’s first single, “Downtown”, was released on January 22, 2013, and peaked at number one on the Country Airplay chart in February 2013. The album’s second single, “Goodbye Town”, was released on radio on May 13, 2013. The album’s third single, “Compass”, was released to radio on October 1, 2013, and peaked at number one on the Country Airplay chart from 2013-2014. Golden has been certified gold by the RIAA.

On September 30, 2014, the trio released their sixth studio album, 747. The album’s first single, “Bartender”, was released to radio on May 19, 2014, and peaked at number one on the Country Airplay chart in June 2014. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 upon its release on 30 сентября 2014, selling 74,000 copies in the US during its first week of release. 747 received mixed reviews from critics. The album’s second single, “Freestyle”, was released on October 20, 2014, and peaked at number 16 on the Country Airplay chart. It has sold 285,900 copies in the US as of September 2015. On March 23, 2015, the group released the lead single, “Long Stretch of Love”. The song peaked at number 16 on the Country Airplay chart.

On January 19, 2017, Lady A released the lead single “You Look Good” from their seventh studio album, Heart Break. The album was released on June 9, 2017, and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 with 53,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week. The album also debuted at number one on the Top Country Albums chart, making it their sixth consecutive album to do so. The album nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Country Album at the 60th Grammy Awards

In August 2018, Lady A announced that they had signed with Big Machine Records, leaving Capitol Nashville after 10 years. In October 2018, Lady A will begin their first headlining residency at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas. The engagement included 12 concerts and concluded on April 27. In June 2020, it was announced that Lady Antebellum would be changing its name to “Lady A” due to the association of the word “antebellum” with slavery.

Their latest album What a Song Can Do was released on October 22, 2021. The album’s lead single “Like a Lady” was released to country radio on March 15, 2021, and peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

Awards and Nominations

The group has won seven Grammy Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, five CMT Music Awards, six Country Music Association Awards, nine American Country Awards, four American Music Awards, and two Billboard Music Awards.

Discography

  • Lady Antebellum (2008)
  • Need You Now (2010)
  • Own the Night (2011)
  • On This Winter’s Night (2012)
  • Golden (2013)
  • 747 (2014)
  • Heart Break (2017)
  • Ocean (2019)
  • What a Song Can Do (2021)