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Lady Antebellum films first video

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 – "Love Don't Live Here," the first video from Lady Antebellum's forthcoming self-titled debut, is out.

Shot in Nashville at multiple locations by director Chris Hicky, the "Love Don't Live Here" video had all three members of Lady Antebellum - Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley - showing up on set at 5:30 a.m., with the final shot occurring at the main performance location, Springwater Lounge, later that night. "The video shoot was the longest day of my life - very fun but very tiring!" said Kelley.

"I've never been a part of anything like this," said Haywood of the day spent filming the video for the band's debut single, "Love Don't Live Here." "I figured it'd be like 3 people holding a camera, but it was a crew of 30 people doing lights, sound, camera work, setups, etc....craziness!"

"It was pretty high energy," agreed Haywood. "Lots of fun in a similar fashion to touring and studio work. Always something going on, never a dull moment."

The video gave the trio a whole new set of firsts, including lip-synching: "The hardest thing about lip-synching was trying to keep up with the double-time singing - that's when they speed up the track so they can get the slow-motion effect on camera," said Kelley.

"It was very weird to hear our song twice as fast." "We probably sang 'Love Don't Live Here' 75-100 times . . . crazy!" said Scott.

For Scott, the clothing aspect of the shoot proved fun. Outfitted by cutting-edge stylist Lee Moore, Moore described the look he had in mind for the young singer as "being inspired by 60s French new wave cinema, London flea markets, and 60's New York style rebel Edie Sedgwick. . .I was able to incorporate pieces like a Marc Jacobs's flannel pea-coat, purple aviator shades, a mod-era striped minidress and boots - all very vintage-inspired." The self-described "fashion-loving girl," was delighted with the results: "Lee is unbelievable. . .he is so talented - able to find pieces that are me, but still push my style boundaries a little too....and he always puts me in a mini." Scott adds with a grin.

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