LADY ANTEBELLUM’S ARENA-SIZED ROAD TRIP

GRAMMY WINNING TRIO LADY ANTEBELLUM’S
ARENA-SIZED ROAD TRIP INSPIRES
FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM GOLDEN

GOLDEN
Lady A Shares Details of 12-Track Disc
Available in Stores on May 7
Nashville,
TN – March 25, 2013 – For Seven-time GRAMMY winning trio Lady
Antebellum, their upcoming fourth Capitol Records Nashville release GOLDEN out May 7 was figuratively – and literally – borne on the move.
 
The
harmony-based trio and its sizeable fan base bonded heavily during the
band’s headlining Own The Night World Tour– an over-sized road trip, if
there ever was one. The shows themselves were inspirational. But so was
the time offstage. Lady A made a point of experimenting and creating
with its road band as the one-nighters and the miles of travel piled up.
That behind-the-scenes interaction inspired much of the music on
GOLDEN, an instantly infectious project in which Lady A discovered new
edges for its already-successful foundation.
 
“We
were just kind of in that live show mindset for this album,” said Lady
A’s Dave Haywood. “We had that perspective of being on a tour and having
seen what translates in an arena. We have a better idea what kind of
songs are so relatable where it shakes everybody like, ‘Oh, my God, I’ve
totally been there.’”
 
“Every
band I love that’s been here for a long time has reinvented itself in
some way,” added Charles Kelley. “There’s a balance to it. I get a
little annoyed when people reinvent themselves too much because there’s a
reason people fell in love with you in the first place, but I think
it’s important not to regurgitate the same stuff over and over again.”
 
Lady
Antebellum’s familiar, established blend remains firmly intact, but
there’s a sense of renewal about it, too.  Lady A and veteran producer
Paul Worley return as co-producers on GOLDEN, a reinvented version of
Lady A that’s familiar but simultaneously unlike any of its
predecessors. It’s an achievement that comes from the band’s journey,
and from its willingness to risk. “Downtown,” GOLDEN’s funky lead
single, first announced the new direction in January. The band gave it
an energetic, playful performance with a noticeably cleaner production
than the previous album. The recording uses fewer instruments – each of
them framed distinctly in the sound – and Scott delivers the lead vocal
with a full-on attitude that’s never been completely realized in
previous recordings.
 
“We
embraced risk,” noted Hillary Scott. “When you are pushing yourself to
not go back to the same well, you’re gonna come up with something
different, or you’ll find songs that are different. And that’s what
happened on this album.”
 
In
some ways, GOLDEN also reaffirms the very beginnings of Lady
Antebellum. The project focuses on deft songwriting and fresh uses of
their talents, which was at the heart of what drew them together in the
first place. In the end, the mix of their road experiences, songwriting
and challenging outside songs adds a brightness to the album that’s
reflected in the GOLDEN title.
 
GOLDEN Track List:

1. Get To Me
2. Goodbye Town
3. Nothin’ Like The First Time
4. Downtown
5. Better Off Now (That You’re Gone)
6. It Ain’t Pretty
7. Can’t Stand The Rain
8. Golden
9. Long Teenage Goodbye
10. All For Love
11. Better Man
12. Generation Away
 

Since
its 2006 inception, the group had risen quickly to become Country
Music’s most influential current group. Lady A won the “Vocal Group of
the Year” honor from both the CMA and from the ACM’s three times in a
row and sold 11 million albums worldwide. Eight of the band’s singles
went Gold, with four surpassing the Platinum mark. “Need You Now” went
on to sell over seven million downloads and claimed five of the trio’s
seven career GRAMMY wins, including the all-genre “Record and Song of
the Year.” For more information on new music, visit
www.ladyantebellum.com.

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