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Lady Antebellum

Lady Antebellum performs in concert,
showing Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott
Background information
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres Country, Pop
Years active 2006–present
Labels Capitol Nashville
Associated acts Jim Brickman, Linda Davis, Josh Kelley, Paul Worley
Website Official website
Dave Haywood
Charles Kelley
Hillary Scott

Lady Antebellum is an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. It is composed of Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals), Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin) and Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals). The group made its debut in 2007 as guest vocalists on Jim Brickman's single "Never Alone", before signing to Capitol Records Nashville and releasing "Love Don't Live Here". The song, which peaked at #3 on the Hot Country Songs chart in May 2008, served as the first single to the group's self-titled debut album. Certified platinum in the US, the album also includes the singles "Lookin' for a Good Time" and "I Run to You", the latter of which became the group's first Number One in July 2009. "Need You Now," was released in mid-2009 and is the first single off the band's new album released in January 2010; it is also the group's second number one single.

Lady Antebellum has been awarded Top New Duo or Group in 2009 by the Academy of Country Music and New Artist of the Year in 2008 by the Country Music Association. They were nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 51st Grammy Awards and two more at the 52nd 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." More recently in November 2009, the band was awarded Single of the Year (“I Run to You”) and Vocal Group of the Year by the Country Music Association.



Lady Antebellum was formed in 2006[1] in Nashville, Tennessee by Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott. Scott is the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis,[2] and Charles Kelley is the brother of pop artist Josh Kelley.[3] It was these family connections and music industry ties that helped launch the band. 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, Kelley recognized Scott from the networking site Myspace, and they started to talk at a Nashville music club and invited Scott to join him and Haywood in the new group, which assumed the name Lady Antebellum.[4] The trio then began performing at local venues in Nashville before being signed in July 2007 to a recording contract with Capitol Records Nashville.[2]


Debut album: Lady Antebellum

Shortly after the trio signed to the label, adult contemporary artist Jim Brickman chose Lady Antebellum to sing on his 2007 single "Never Alone," which reached #14 on the Billboard adult contemporary charts. In mid-2007, Lady Antebellum also wrote a song for the MTV reality television series The Hills.[5]

Their solo debut single "Love Don't Live Here" was released in September of that year, with a music video for the song following in December.[6][7] 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.[1] "Love Don't Live Here" reached #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.[8]

A second single, "Lookin' for a Good Time", was issued in June 2008 and just peaked at #11 in December. In addition, Lady Antebellum was signed as an opening act on Martina McBride's Waking Up Laughing Tour in 2008.[9] Lady Antebellum also contributed the song "I Was Here" to the AT&T Team USA Soundtrack, a song which peaked at #24 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 based on downloads. In December 2008, their rendition of "Baby, It's Cold Outside" peaked at #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.[10] This song is the first single from Bryan's second studio album "Doin' My Thing", which was released on October 6, 2009.

Second album: Need You Now

In August 2009, the group released their fourth single, "Need You Now", which debuted at #50 on the Hot Country Songs chart and became their second Number One hit on the charts for the week of November 28, 2009. It is the lead-off single and title track to their second studio album, which was released on January 26, 2010. A second single, "American Honey", was released to radio on January 11, 2010.

The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts for the week of February 2, 2010, selling 480,922 copies in the first week.[11] Four weeks after the albums release, it was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[12]

Awards and nominations

The trio won the Academy of Country Music's Top New Duo or Group award in 2008, as well as New Artist of the Year from the Country Music Association. They also received a Best New Artist nomination at the 51st Grammy Awards, while "Love Don't Live Here" received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the same ceremony.[13] At the 2009 CMA's, the group ended Rascal Flatts' six-year reign as Vocal Group of the Year.

Year Awards Award Outcome
2008 Academy of Country Music Top New Duo or Group[14] Won
Country Music Association Awards New Artist of the Year[15] Won
2009 CMT Music Awards Video of the Year — "Lookin' for a Good Time" Nominated
Group Video of the Year — "Lookin' for a Good Time" Nominated
USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year — "Lookin' for a Good Time"[16] Nominated
Grammy Awards Best New Artist Nominated
Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals[17] Nominated
Country Music Association Awards Single of the Year — "I Run to You" Won
Vocal Group of the Year[18] Won
2010 Grammy Awards Best Country Song — "I Run to You" Nominated
Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals — "I Run to You" Won[19]
Academy of Country Music Top Vocal Group of the Year Pending
Album of the Year — Lady Antebellum Pending
Single Record of the Year — "Need You Now" Pending
Song of the Year — "Need You Now" Pending
Video of the Year — "Need You Now" Pending


Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country US CAN Country CAN AUS Country
2008 Lady Antebellum 1 4 3 30
2010 Need You Now
  • Release date: January 26, 2010
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
1 1 1 1 7
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country US US
2007 "Love Don't Live Here" 3 53 5 69 Lady Antebellum
2008 "Lookin' for a Good Time" 11 67 18
2009 "I Run to You" 1 27 1 54
"Need You Now"[A] 1 2 8 4 1 1 2 1
  • US: 2× Platinum[21]
Need You Now
2010 "American Honey"[A] 8 33 2 57
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • A^ Current singles.

Guest singles

Year Single Artist Peak positions Album
2007 "Never Alone" Jim Brickman 14 Escape

Other singles

Year Single Peak positions Notes
2008 "Last Night Last"
  • Released on March 25, 2008
  • Not available anymore
"I Was Here"[22] 124
"Baby, It's Cold Outside"[23] 103
2010 "Ready to Love Again" 72 76
  • Not available anymore
  • Also featured in Need You Now (2010).
"Our Kind of Love" 80
"Love This Pain" 93 72
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country US
2009 "I Was Here" 54 AT&T TEAM USA (soundtrack)
2010 "When You Got a Good Thing" 121 Need You Now
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
2007 "Never Alone" (with Jim Brickman)
"Love Don't Live Here" (version 1) Charles Mehling
2008 "Love Don't Live Here" (version 2) Chris Hicky
"Lookin' for a Good Time" (version 1) Adam Boatman
"Lookin' for a Good Time" (version 2) Chris Hicky
2009 "I Run to You" Adam Boatman
"Need You Now" David McClister
2010 "American Honey" Trey Fanjoy


  1. ^ a b Monger, James Christopher. "Lady Antebellum biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  2. ^ a b "Capitol signs Lady Antebellum". Country Standard 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  3. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Augusta's Josh Kelley And Lady Antebellum". NBC Augusta. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  4. ^ Price, Mark (2008-04-22). "Nashville dreaming gives singer a chance at country stardom". The Charlotte Observer: p. 1E. 
  5. ^ "Lady Antebellum heads for "The Hills"". Country Standard 2007-07-05. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  6. ^ "Lady Antebellum gets major label deal". Music City TV. 2007-06-25. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  7. ^ Neal, Chris (2008-01-14). "Portrait of a Lady: The members of hot new trio Lady Antebellum kiss heartache goodbye in their new video". Country Weekly 15 (1): 22. 
  8. ^ Lady Antebellum Debuts with Record-Breaking Digital Sales
  9. ^ "Lady Antebellum To Open For Martina McBride's "Waking Up Laughing" Tour!". 2007-10-31. Retrieved 2007-11-06. 
  10. ^ "Charles & Dave Co-Writers On Luke Bryan's New Single, Hillary Sings Background Vocals". Lady Antebellum official website. 2009-04-22. Retrieved 2009-04-28. 
  11. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2010-02-03). "Lady Antebellum storms the charts with Need You Now". Roughstock. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  12. ^ a b c "Lady Antebellum certified albums". Recording Industry Association of America. 2009-02-03. Retrieved 2009-07-01. 
  13. ^ "Alison Krauss, Robert Plant Score at Grammys". Great American Country. 2008-12-04.,3034,GAC_26063_5939527_,00.html. Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  14. ^ "Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Jack Ingram Discuss Their ACM Wins". CMT. 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2008-05-26. 
  15. ^ Caramanica, Jon (2009-01-08). "A Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Soft ’n’ Roll". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-05-23. 
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  20. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association Search Results". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2010-02-20. 
  21. ^ a b c "RIAA - Gold & Platinum - February 12, 2010: Lady Antebellum certified singles". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  22. ^ "I Was Here - Single". itunes. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 
  23. ^ "Baby, It's Cold Outside - Single". itunes. Retrieved 2010-03-05. 

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