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Lady A releases cover, songs

Thursday, March 30, 2017 – Lady Antebellum revealed the cover art and track listing of the trio's sixth studio album, "Heart Break," today.

The disc is out June 9 with the band having had a hand in writing 11 of the 13 songs.

Lady A members Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott rented a house in Florida, living and working under the same roof. They later set up a second retreat in southern California.

"When we started working on this record, the goal was to give ourselves some space from the day to day," said Scott. "Surrounding ourselves in a new environment with sunny beaches and warm weather really helped free our minds to focus solely on our art. We took some of our favorite writers and other writers we hadn't worked with before to a new inspiring backdrop, where we were able to just write and soak up the journey. And it was on our first trip in Florida when we wrote 'Heart Break' that we felt it all click."

Alongside producer busbee, Lady A explored different sounds, including the current single "You Look Good" with a funky horn arrangement.

"Being together every day, living in a house together, that was the special ingredient this time," continued Haywood, "And then in the studio, busbee added a whole new layer. He's such an integral part of this new chapter for us."

"This record is really our story," said Kelley. "They have a universal feel to them, but there's a lot of our personal stories here."

The track list is:
1. Heart Break (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jesse Frasure, Nicolle Galyon)
2. You Look Good (busbee, Ryan Hurd, Hillary Lindsey)
3. Somebody Else's Heart (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Shane McAnally)
4. This City (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sara Haze, Will Weatherly)
5. Hurt (Jon Green, Melissa Peirce, Ben West)
6. Army (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Nicolle Galyon)
7. Think About You (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sara Haze, Will Weatherly)
8. Good Time To Be Alive (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Will Weatherly, Emily Weisband)
9. Big Love in a Small Town (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds)
10. Stars (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee)
11. Teenage Heart (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jon Green)
12. Home (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee)
13. Famous (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Eric Paslay)

Lady A will perform the new single at the ACM Awards on Sunday. Lady A will launch a to8ur later this year.

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