Nashville, TN – March 9, 2015 – From the European leg of their headlining WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR, ACM “Vocal Group of the Year” nominee Lady Antebellum is releasing the up-tempo “Long Stretch Of Love” as the new single from their fifth studio album 747. With it’s hypnotically driving beat and Celtic-inspired instrumentation, the new track has already hit airwaves and arenas across Europe but is officially available at Country Radio in the US today.
Written by the trio and Josh Kear, “Long Stretch of Love” has already resonated with critics, being hailed a “crisp, pulsating track that highlights Lady A’s knack for memorable song structure” (Billboard) and a “swirling rock opener with a Fleetwood Mac vibe” (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).
“‘Long Stretch Of Love’ sounds like we feel right now…it’s bold, upbeat and fresh,” said Lady A’s Hillary Scott. “It’s the perfect song to go into a new tour with…in fact, we should kick our set off with it every night!”
“What really makes this song special and different to me is how we used an uncommon instrument called a Woodrow, which brings an Appalachian feel into this high energy track,” said 747 producer Nathan Chapman. “That unique sound combined with their vocals— which may be the most powerful Lady A has ever sounded— it just leaves the listener breathless.”
The group’s universal appeal continues to resonate with fans and media overseas, prompting critics to proclaim Lady A is “responsibile for pushing country music around the world” (Entertainment Focus) and raving the trio’s live show is “inspiring” with “whopping singalong anthems” (London Evening Standard). Up next, the band will continue to trek across the globe for the Australian leg before returning to the states for their headlining WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR presented by Quicken Loans in time for the 50th Annual ACM Awards airing live from Dallas, TX on April 19th on CBS where they are currently nominated for “Vocal Group of the Year.” The North American leg of their WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR begins May 1 in Lubbock, TX. For a full list of upcoming tour dates and appearances, visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
Lady A (Long Stretch of Love) 2 OC: …on this road. :41
“Not to sound really cheesy, but I feel like that song is kind of our heart’s cry as a band, too, of just wanting to be here and continue to build a career that’s gonna be here for decades, and have longevity. It’s something we’ve always talked about wanting and dreaming of as artists, is to not just be a flash in the pan. To be sitting here, 7 almost 8 years of the band… our first record came out in April of 2008… we’re just so grateful to be in this place. That song is just a great representation of how dedicated we are to continue on this road.”