Lady Antebellum kinda formed by accident - not that that's a bad thing. Charles Kelley, a construction worker and aspiring singer from North Carolina, moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2006, taking up residence in his brother's (pop singer Josh Kelley) house. He somehow convinced his brother to let his childhood friend and college roommate, Georgia-born guitarist Dave Haywood, move in as well. The pair began frequenting bars and honky tonks in the Nashville area where they soon met Hillary Scott, a blonde bombshell with a voice of gold. She began jamming with the boys in Charles' brother's living room off and on throughout 2006, eventually becoming the third and final member of what is now one of the hottest commodities in country music, Lady Antebellum.The group's talent and potential was undeniable from the start; Charles and Hillary's dueling vocals proved to be the perfect compliment to Dave's rock-solid instrumentation. Lady Antebellum began performing at clubs throughout Nashville, catching their big break within a matter of months when soft rock pianist/crooner Jim Brickman asked the trio to appear on his 2007 hit single "Never Alone". They obliged, and soon found themselves thrust into the national spotlight, penning the song "Miles Away" for the soundtrack of the popular MTV reality show The Hills just a few short weeks later. Before they knew it, Lady Antebellum found record labels and talent scouts practically running over each other in the streets to get ahold of them. The band signed a record deal with Capitol Records Nashville in late 2007 and hit the studio with veteran record producers Victoria Shaw and Paul Worley (Emerson Drive, Big & Rich), churning out their self-titled debut album Lady Antebellum in April 2008. Lady Antebellum proved to be a runaway success, spawning the hit singles "Love Don't Live Here" and "Lookin' for a Good Time" and skyrocketing to the #1 spot on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, beating out country veteran George Strait's most recent album Troubador. Lady Antebellum's powerful debut solidified the band as one of the hottest new outfits in country music, nabbing the band two Grammy nominations as well as the County Music Association's New Artist of the Year award in 2008. Lady Antebellum continues to tour aggressively in support of their first album (lighting up stages with the likes of Carrie Underwood and Alan Jackson), and recently released a new single "I Run to You" in January 2009.
Lady Antebellum is a country group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The trio is composed of Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals), Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin) and Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals). Scott is the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis, and Charles Kelley is the brother of pop artist Josh Kelley. 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.
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Lady Antebellum is an American country pop music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The trio is composed of Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals), Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals) and Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin).
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 peaked at No. 3 on the Hot Country Songs chart in May 2008, and served as the first single to the group's self-titled debut album.
Certified platinum in the U.S., 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 August 2009 and was the first single from the band's new album released in January 2010; it was also the group's second number one single. "American Honey", the second single from Need You Now, was released in January 2010, and became their 4th Top 10 single, as well as their third No. 1 hit. "Our Kind of Love", the album's third single, was released in May 2010, and became their fourth consecutive Number One on the Hot Country Songs chart. Their third album Own the Night was released in September 2011.