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The 47th Annual Academy Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1st, beginning at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS. Watch for performances by Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Little Big Town and many more. We will continue to roll out soundbites with our nominees and performers leading up to the ACM Awards.

Lady Antebellum reeled in five nominations, including Vocal Group of the Year, an honor they’ve won the past two years. Band members Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood are also nominated for album of the year as artists and producers of Own the Night. They also received double nominations in the song and video of the year categories for “Just a Kiss.” 

AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott discusses how Own The Night documents specific moments in life that shape the person you become. 

Lady A (theme of OTN) OC: …who you are, you know? :20 

HS: “The theme that I’ve kind of seen throughout it is a lot of these songs are about very specific moments in time. It’s not just an overall emotion or an overall feeling that’s portrayed in a song, It’s just very specific to moments that throughout your life end up defining who you are.” 

AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott explains the band’s personal connection to their recent No. 1 hit, “Just a Kiss.” 

Lady A (Just a Kiss) OC: …personal experience. :25

“The song, we pulled from our own personal experience with Charles [Kelley] meeting his wife and the first night he met his now-wife and the magic that was there and how the restraint he knew to have because she was something special. And that’s a lot like where I’m in my life too with recently engaged and really in love and blissfully happy. So, it’s all from personal experience.” 

AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott talks about writing their recent No. 1 hit, “Just a Kiss.” 

Lady Antebellum (writing JAK) OC: …first single. :38

“I’ll never forget the day we wrote our single, ‘Just a Kiss,’ because we were actually already in the recording process of this third album. The guys were over at Dallas Davidson’s in his writing room, and I was in the vocal booth actually singing a vocal on another one of the songs on the album. And so, Charles called and said, ‘Hillary, I know you’re singing, but you’ve got to get over here. We started something that we really think is special.’ And so I drove down Music Row and hopped in the writing room with the boys, and we wrote it and loved it, and unanimously felt that it was something really special and could most likely be our first single.”