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Lady A signs with Big Machine

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 – Lady Antebellum has signed a deal with Big Machine Label Group, the record label announced Tuesday.

Lady A had spent its entire career with Capitol Records and most recently released "Heartbreak" in 2017. The trio has put out 7 albums since its self-titled 2008 debut.

The group - Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood - is writing and recording new music.

"We have been truly blessed throughout our career to work with some of the brightest people in music," said Hillary Scott. "We've watched BMLG become the powerhouse they are from the sidelines and couldn't be more excited to become part of their family. We hope to honor all the people who have been part of our story over the last 10 years - can't wait to work with some old friends again and are excited for where it takes us all together."

"Lady Antebellum is the consummate vocal group," said label head Scott Borchetta. "Hillary, Charles and Dave have a special chemistry that only the greatest bands of all time have and what you see is what they sing - and it's the sort of thing no label can create, only magnify. I am delighted that we get to assist them in writing the next chapter in their extraordinary career."

Big Machine President Jimmy Harnen said, "It is also the grand reuniting of a large musical family. Scott Borchetta and I worked with Linda Davis, Hillary's mom (as well as her father Lang Scott) when we were both at DreamWorks. Michelle Tigard Kammerer worked closely with Lady A when they signed to CAA, and Matthew Hargis and I helped break the band at radio on their debut album. The long associations, close ties and the group's always incredible music is literally why we do this."

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Heart Break CD review - Heart Break
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747 CD review - 747
Six albums into its career, Lady Antebellum pretty much has the formula down pat. Either Hillary Scott or long and lanky Charles Kelley assumes lead vocals with Dave Haywood also providing vocals plus guitars and mandolin in a bunch of songs easy on the ears with a story often involving a lust for love. The typical song ("Lie With Me," for example) starts with Kelly or Scott taking a stanza, followed by the other with both then tackling the chorus together. This has worked quite well »»»
Golden CD review - Golden
Lady Antebellum probably needed a change in direction after "Own the Night" dropped in 2011. The material was overly geared towards taking dead aim at the radio jugular and not the best material. That isn't the case this time out on the trio's fifth release because most of the songs veer away from being obviously radio fodder (except for the current singleDowntown with its soulful beginning and strong vocals from Hillary Scott), but that also doesn't man that this was the right change. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Live, Shelley proves she's the real deal – After the concert, Joan Shelley was greeted by a fan at the near sold-out club who had never seen her before. The first timer told the Louisville, Ky.-based folk-oriented singer that she wanted to see for herself if Shelley's vocals were the real deal live. The fan walked away mighty impressed -based on her comments - and it was easy to see why.... »»»
Concert Review: There's a lot to be said about The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers have soldiered on, occupying the fringes of the musical world with ups and downs. After not knowing whether the group would even continue following the departure of half of the band a few years ago, The Felice Brothers continued with a new rhythm section and a new album, "Undressed," that is heavily political.... »»»
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