Now that “Need You Now” has changed their lives, the members of Lady Antebellum are ready to change the subject.
The country trio will release their follow-up to that Grammy-winning album on Sept. 13. “Own the Night” turns the page on a notable chapter in the story of Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley’s rise from promising country up-and-comers to one of the most successful crossover acts in music history. It is time to move on.
“We don’t want anyone to think we’re a one-trick pony,” Kelley said in a phone interview with The Associated Press from Los Angeles. “That’s our goal, to say, `Hey, guys, we’ve got more coming.’”
“Need You Now” was the top-selling country album of 2010 with 3 million copies sold, and the title track was the top-selling digital download. Fans downloaded the song about an ill-advised and drunken late-night call to an old flame more than 3.1 million times last year. It was the rare country song that resonated across the spectrum of listeners, rising to No. 2 on Billboard’s pop music chart.
The song netted most of the major country awards, and Lady A won a leading five Grammys, including song of the year. The album produced three multiweek No. 1s on the country chart and pushed the trio into headliner territory on the road, where they spent much of 2010 after the January release of the album turned everything upside down.
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