Country crossover artists Lady Antebellum (aka singer Hillary Scott, singer Charles Kelley (brother of singer Josh Kelley), and instrumentalist-of-all-trades Dave Haywood) have had a quick rise to the top. Formed in 2006, the group debuted on the single “Never Alone” by Jim Brickman in 2007, and released their own single, “Love Don’t Live Here” in 2008. It quickly climbed to #3 on the Hot Country Songs chart, and the wick was lit – Lady A was a hit.
The group’s self-titled first album when platinum in the U.S. with the help of singles “Lookin’ for a Good Time” and “I Run To You”. Continuing the momentum of their first release, Lady Antebellum released “Need You Now” in Summer 2009 – it became the group’s second number one hit (“I Run To You” was the first) and was a radio smash success (seriously, could you go anywhere in 2009 without hearing that song?). With all these album sales, you’d think they start scooping up awards, and well, you’d be right. The group took has taken home six Grammys, including Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals for “I Run to You”, Song of the Year and Record of the Year for “Need You Now”, and Best Country Album. Not too bad for only seven years as a band! Lady Antebellum will be on tour all summer to promote the release of their newest album, Golden, to be released in May 2013.