The members of Lady Antebellum are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the release of their self-titled debut album. Today, we take a look back at their second No. 1 song, the international smash “Need You Now.” The band co-wrote the song with Josh Kear and produced it with Paul Worley. It was the lead-off single and title track for their second album, Need You Now, and was first released in the States in August 2009.
“Need You Now” spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, won four Grammy Awards in 2011, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year. The song has been certified sextuple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).
The trio is currently making their way up the country charts with their latest, “Heart Break,” which they performed on Sunday night’s ACM Awards.
Lady A (Need You Now) OC: …proud of it. :32
“I mean, I don’t think you could ever expect something like that. I mean, the response from the get-go was so big, and I remember even having some conversations with the label and people were like, ‘I hope they don’t get offended by ‘I’m a little drunk and I need you now.’ And I was like, ‘But that’s honest. We’re talking about country radio, right?’ It’s story-telling, and I tell you, though, it’s been a career song for us for sure. We thought ‘Run to You’ was our career song, but honestly, after ‘Need You Now’ came out and to see what it’s done for us, it’s been really, really huge for our career and we’re just really proud of it.”