Lady Antebellum is an American country 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, guitar), and Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin). Scott is the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis, and Kelley is the brother of pop singer Josh Kelley.
The group made its debut in 2007 as guest vocalists on Jim Brickman's single "Never Alone", before signing to Capitol Records Nashville. Lady Antebellum has released four albums for Capitol: Lady Antebellum (2008), Need You Now (2010), Own the Night (2011), and Golden (2013), plus one Christmas album (2012's On This Winter's Night) and two extended plays. Their sixth album, 747, is slated for release in September 2014. Their first three albums are certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). They have charted 15 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, of which 9 have reached #1; all of their singles have charted on the Billboard Hot 100 as well. Their most successful single is 2009's "Need You Now", which spent five weeks at #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart, in addition to topping the Adult Contemporary chart and reaching #2 on the Hot 100.
Lady Antebellum was awarded Top New Duo or Group by the Academy of Country Music and New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association in 2008. They were nominated for two Grammys 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". They were awarded Top Vocal Group, Song of the Year ("Need You Now"), and Single of the Year ("Need You Now") at the 44th ACM Awards on April 18, 2010. They won five awards at the 53rd Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Need You Now". Lady Antebellum also scored "Best Country Album" at the 54th Grammy Awards. By August 2013, the group had sold more than 12.5 million digital singles and 10 million albums in the United States.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license