Access Atlanta — While talking to Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood last week about the band’s upcoming induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the easygoing musician also had a few things to say about a couple of impending births – his first child with wife Kell and Lady A’s new album, “747,” both due next month.
The band is touring until two days before Kelli’s due date, so Haywood is a tad apprehensive about the timing.
But otherwise, he said, “I feel like we’re prepared as far as getting ready for the house. I think we know on paper what we’re supposed to know.”
It’s a good thing that bandmate Hillary Scott brought daughter Eisele on the road for Lady A’s current tour because it gave Haywood the opportunity to attempt a very important task: Changing a diaper.
As for the other upcoming delivery — this one with a definite due date of Sept. 30 — Haywood said he loves “747” so much that he’s been wearing it out in his car.
For this sixth studio album, Lady A worked with a new producer, Nathan Chapman, best known for his work with Taylor Swift.
“He’s got an amazing knack for capturing a lot more energy than we’ve had in the past,” Haywood said. “I think we captured that big, infectious energy we have as a band. In the past we might have gone a little more mid-tempo, but this was an all-out record for us.”
Haywood cites recent hit “Bartender” as an example of the “high energy” material on the new record.
“We’ve got stuff that rocks even harder than ‘Bartender,’” he said. “We got back to being really inspired.”
Philly.Com — Country stars Lady Antebellum are set to be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
The “Need You Now” hitmakers will be recognized in the performer category, alongside fellow honorees including rockers Wet Willie, songwriter Ed Roland, blues singer Francine Reed and comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
Gospel star Wally Fowler will be inducted posthumously, 20 years after his death.
Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood, who is a Georgia native, admits he is still coming to terms with the surprise news.
He says, “We’ve never been a part of something like this before. It’s pretty special hearing the words ‘Lady Antebellum’ and ‘hall of fame’ in the same sentence. We really feel honored to be included.”
The 36th annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards ceremony is due to take place in Atlanta on October 11.
Rolling Stone — With their performance of upbeat new single “Bartender” a standout at last week’s CMT Music Awards, Lady Antebellum is focusing on more such up-tempo material for their upcoming fifth album. Singer Charles Kelley revealed backstage at the nightly CMA Music Festival press conferences that he and bandmates Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott are exploring their enthusiastic side.
“We’re definitely leaning heavy into a fun, in your face record this time,” Kelley told reporters, including the blog the Country Vibe. “I think for us, this is by far the most kind of fun, up-tempo record we’ve ever made. I think we always set out to do that and for some reason we’ve always kind of strayed off into the ballad/mid-tempo world, [but] we stuck to it with this album.”
Kelley said the trio is targeting a fall release, but that could shift based on the performance of “Bartender,” a rousing getting-over-an-ex anthem.
“I love this song because there’s something empowering about not going for the rebound or just moping around over a guy,” Scott has said previously. “There are those times in your life when you need to feel sorry for yourself and be sad, but this song is all about hitting the dance floor with your girlfriends and just forgetting him.”
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Yesterday (May 21) Lady Antebellum performed their new single Bartender on the season finale of American Idol. They looked and sounded amazing! Check out 42 high quality photos in the gallery!
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