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Lady Antebellum is undoubtedly one of the most successful country-pop crossover acts of the last decade. The group formed in 2006 in the country music capital, Nashville, TN, consists of three members: Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott. The trio was well connected in the music industry. Scott is the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis and Kelley's brother Josh Kelley is a successful country and pop artist, and it was these connections that helped launch the group's career.
The group's first single, "Love Don't Live Here," was released in September of 2007. The song peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and helped generate buzz for the group's self-titled debut album. Lady Antebellum was released in the spring of 2008 and immediately shot up the Billboard charts for both country and pop music.
At the end of its first week, the album reached #4 on the Top 200 Albums chart and #1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums, setting a record as the first album by a new group to debut at #1 in its first week of release on the country charts. The success of the album helped Lady Antebellum earn a spot as the opening act for Martina McBride in the summer of 2008. Two more singles were released from the album, "Lookin' for a Good Time" and "Run to You," the latter being the first #1 for Lady Antebellum.
Lady Antebellum released "Need You Now" in the summer of 2009. "Need You Now" was the first release off of the group's sophomore album. The single went on to become their second #1 hit on the Billboard Country charts, peak at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and top the Hot Adult Contemporary chart, making the song an official crossover hit. The success of the single proved to be foreshadowing for the album.
Need You Now was released on January 26, 2010 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Album charts, selling an impressive 480,922 copies. Four weeks later, the album went platinum and the group sold out arenas on their first head lining tour. And if success couldn't get any sweeter, at the 2011 Grammy Awards, Lady Antebellum took home five of the six awards they were nominated for including the coveted Record of the Year and Song of the Year awards.
Lady Antebellum has continued to build off their success with the release of their newest album We Own the Night and supporting single "Just a Kiss." Both the album and the single have performed to the group's high standards on the country and pop charts, and the group as a whole continues to gain new fans outside the country music realm. In October of 2011, the group appeared as the music guests on Saturday Night Live and announced plans for a 2012 World Tour.