LADY A SCORES TWO CMA AWARDS FOR “GROUP OF THE YEAR” AND “SINGLE OF THE YEAR” Trio To Release Sophomore Album NEED YOU NOW On Jan. 26, 2010
NASHVILLE, TN – Nov 16, 2009 – Still riding a wave of shock and excitement from their wins at last week’s CMA Awards, Capitol Nashville trio Lady Antebellum has scored their second No. one hit as the lead single and title track “Need You Now” from their forthcoming sophomore album strides into the top spot today on both the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts. It is their second consecutive No. one hit, and it is also now spending its sixth week at No. one on the Billboard Canada Country chart.
The trio was awarded “Group of the Year” and “Single of the Year” at last week’s CMA Awards, where they also performed the passionate lead single. Following that dramatic performance, the song shot straight to the top of the iTunes all-genre digital singles chart and has held its place there since.
>”We have been on clouds 9, 10, 11 and 12 all week,” says Hillary Scott. “As songwriters, we really couldn’t be more proud…we are just putting our stories and emotions in these songs and to know that other people have these same feelings is so amazing and wonderful and validating…not just on an artistic level, but also on a human level…We feel so much love from the country music community and other artists and country radio and the fans. I get emotional even talking about it now.”
Lady Antebellum is gearing up for the release of their sophomore album NEED YOU NOW on Jan. 26, 2010. They will finish up a few remaining tour dates through the end of the year and then join megastar Tim McGraw on his “Southern Voice” tour at the beginning of next year. For behind-the-scenes videos from the studio, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
Mary Hilliard Harrington
Capitol Records Nashville