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Lady A sets 2010 CD release date

Wednesday, October 7, 2009 – Lady Antebellum said it would release its sophomore album, "Need You Now," on Jan. 26, 2010. The lead single and title track is the fastest rising of the trio's career to date pushing its way into Billboard's Top 10 in 9 weeks.

"This song, and what we've finished of the new album so far, is all about passion," said guitarist/vocalist Dave Haywood. "There's a real sense of urgency and fire...almost like a spark has reignited us creatively in the studio...so when we started talking about album titles, 'Need You Now' felt like it summarized our vibe right now perfectly."

News of the release date comes on the same day their self-titled debut album was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of more than one million in sales. The album has also now been certified gold in Canada.

"This is just beyond anything we ever could have imagined when we sat down to write our first song together in 2006," said Hillary Scott upon learning about their platinum status. "I wish we could thank every one of the fans personally...that would be the coolest thing in the world for us. Everybody always says they have the best fans in the world, but 'everybody' hasn't met Lady A's fans...they are truly the best."

Lady Antebellum's debut album spawned the hits Love Don't Live Here, Lookin' for a Good Time and the recent number one hit I Run to You. The trio took home Best New Artist trophies from both the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music in 2008.

The band will travel to Los Angeles on Fri, Oct. 9 to debut Need You Now on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

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