Lady Antebellum's sophomore album, Need You Now, has returned to the top ofBillboard's Top 200 Albums chart for a fourth non-consecutive week. For many fans, Lady A's appeal comes from having both a male and female lead singer, with band members Charles Kelly and Hillary Scott. This dynamic allows the band to offer a lot of variety on their albums. Hillary says, "I can sing about things and talk about things that Charles can't, and he can sing and talk about things that I never could." Deciding who sings what song comes pretty easy for the band. Says Hillary, "Whenever we're sitting down to write a song, it kind of shows itself pretty quickly."
Before they started Lady Antebellum, both Charles and Hillary were pursuing solo projects. Once they teamed up, along with fellow band member Dave Hayword, Hillary says, "What we realized we had together as a band was just so much more special, I think than what I could've ever offered as a solo artist."
Having her two pals on the road with her also helps Hillary beat the loneliness of the road. "It's healthier for me," she admits. "I would be a depressed individual if I was out here by myself."
I adore Lady A and have since I first put their CD single "Love Don't Live Here" into the CD player on my desk at work over two years ago. I clearly remember being blown away by Charles voice and the different sound the group brought. I immediately emailed their label and told them I was in love with their sound and we were adding the single right away. Have you been a fan since day one like me?