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Lady Antebellum releases new single

Monday, May 2, 2011 – Lady Antebellum released the lead single off their forthcoming third Capitol Nashville studio album to radio today. Lady A will also host a live web chat through Facebook and ladyantebellum.com/live to talk about their new music on Tuesday, May 3 at 12:30 p.m. central.

The new song will be debuted live on "American Idol" on Thursday, May 5 at 8 p.m. eastern.

"We love writing songs from personal experience, and this is definitely one of those songs," said Hillary Scott. "There is so much excitement at the beginning of a new relationship...all the butterflies and that optimistic feeling that this person could be 'the one.' This song is about one of those times when your brain kicks in and tells your heart 'good things are worth waiting for.'"

"One of the best things about writing for us is that we have the option to speak from both the man and woman's perspective because Charles (Kelley) and Hill can share lead vocals," said Dave Haywood. "This is actually the very last song we wrote for the album. We were about six songs into recording, and someone had this idea, so we sat down to write it. Then we took it to our producer Paul Worley, and a few days later, we were recording it."

"The day we wrote this song was one of those days that renewed my faith in the bond the three of us have as songwriters," adds Kelley. "It came so easily, and it reminded me of the early days when we first started out, and we'd spend hours in my brother Josh's house writing songs. Everyone keeps asking if we feel pressure after the success of Need You Now, and we are trying to not even think about the new album or these songs in those terms. We are just writing about what we are going through in our lives, and we hope that country music fans continue to connect with them."

The new album, slated for release later this year, follows the band's second disc "Need You Now." Since its release in January 2010, the album has sold more than 5 million copies world-wide and spawned three multi-week number 1 hits (Need You Now, American Honey, Our Kind of Love) and 5 Grammy awards.

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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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
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