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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 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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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: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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