A Golden Year For Lady Antebellum
By Roger Crow
The biggest problem with chatting to Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood is that their song Need You Now rattles around in your head… all day.
And of course writing about the band does little to diminish its power.
Formed in Nashville in 2006, the band, consisting of Dave, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, caused rumblings in the US music scene in 2008 with their eponymous debut album. That spawned hits Love Don't Live Here, Lookin' for a Good Time, and I Run to You.
It went double platinum, reaching Number One on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.
The summer of 2009 saw aforementioned smash Need You Now boost their fan base, and test the strength of their collective mantelpieces, with four Grammys, including Record of the Year, among its many plaudits.
That may be the song that most helped them raise their profile in the UK, as well as the rest of the world, but there must have been a lot of pressure to come up with something as equally appealing.
On Golden, for example, their most recent album, the band pulled out all the stops to please the fans.
They have been touring hard for the past seven summers, so with Hillary working on her most personal production, an imminent baby daughter, I imagine it’s good for them to have a bit of a breather this year.
However, it's business as usual next year; Dave promises Uk fans the band will be touring in 2014.
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