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Lady A once again owns chart

Monday, November 28, 2011 – Lady Antebellum's anthemic We Owned the Night takes the top spot on the Billboard Country Singles chart this week, marking the trio's sixth career number one hit.

Brantley Gilbert had his first number one hit this past week with Country Must Be Country Wide.

Lady Antebellum already scored big internationally, having spent three weeks at the top on the Billboard Canada Country chart.

"This is our tour opener, and every night when we start into it, you can definitely feel the support that country radio has given this song. Everyone is ready for it, and the energy really helps get the night kicked off right and sets the tone," said Charles Kelley. "It's crazy to think we've had six number one hits...we want to send out a big thank you to all of our friends at country radio, our record label and our fans. We know these don't come easy...it's a big group effort."

The song is the second chart topper off the group's Platinum certified new album "Own the Night," which became country music's biggest first week debut this year. The trio will be honored as one of CMT's five Artists of the Year in December.

Lady A is on the fall leg of their headlining tour, which was recently extended into next year as the Own the Night 2012 World Tour with Darius Rucker and special guest Thompson Square.

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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: LSD tour provides a lot of highs – This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
Concert Review: Alvin, Gilmore fortunately get together – Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore had known each other for decades, but it wasn't until last year that they toured together in a guitar pull setting. What started as a small Texas tour mushroomed into points east and west and eventually the release earlier this month of their blues-based disc, "Downey to Lubbock." And now we have the... »»»
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