Lady Antebellum has released their much-anticipated third album, Own the Night, the follow-up to the multi-platinum album, Need You Now. The trio wrote or co-wrote 10 of the album’s 12 tracks on the collection, which they co-produced with veteran producer Paul Worley. The new collection features their most recent multi-week No. 1 single, “Just a Kiss,” as well as their current single, “We Owned the Night.” “We’ve literally been working towards these next few weeks all year,” says Lady A’s Charles Kelley. “The anticipation of being able to FINALLY share these songs with our fans is killing us. Hopefully, those who have been with Lady A for a long time will see this as the next chapter for us as songwriters and performers; and the people who aren’t as familiar with us will check it out and maybe find something on the album they dig.”
Bandmate Hillary Scott says she hopes the album “makes an honest statement and one of just truly enjoying your life, every moment in it, whether it’s a heartbreaking moment or a moment where you’re about to float off the ground you’re so head-over-heels for someone. It’s really — embrace every single moment and choose to celebrate it.”
- For more information regarding the album, tour dates and Lady Antebellum news, go to their website, ladyantebellum.com.
- Following their appearances at last Thursday’s NFL kickoff in Green Bay and on Sunday performing the National Anthem on NBC prior to the Jets and Cowboys season opener, Lady A will also appear on NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday (September 13th), The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno on Friday (September 16th), CBS Sunday Morning (September 25th) and NBC’s Saturday Night Live (October 1st).
- Lady A will travel to Canada and Europe with more television appearances and fan events lined up over the course of the next month.
- Fans can catch Lady Antebellum on the upcoming first leg of their headlining Own The Night 2011 Tour beginning on November 11th in Knoxville.
AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott discusses how the group’s tight bond shines through in every aspect of their careers.
Lady A (closeness of relationship) OC: …every area. 1:02
“We know each other so well. We’ve spent so much time together that, from a musical standpoint, and a personal standpoint, that it’s getting to the point where it’s almost instinctive. Like we just know each other. And one of the examples I use for that is when I was singing in harmony on ‘Singing Me Home,’ a song on this new album, and that Charles has lead on. And I didn’t even listen to his complete vocal take before I went in, and I didn’t study it at all before I went in to sing harmony on it. And there were points that I literally, instinctively knew where he was going without even hearing it. It’s just whenever you’re onstage, night after night, when you spend almost every single day with each other, you just learn each other inside and out from a creative standpoint and from a personal standpoint. It’s the same thing with I know when not to approach Charles about something if he needs space or if I need space. It’s just the closeness of our relationship. The closeness of our relationship I think shows in every area.”
AUDIO: Own The Night is the title of Lady Antebellum’s third album, and the band’s Hillary Scott explains what kind of statement she hopes the album makes.
Lady Antebellum (Title statement) 091211 OC: …celebrate it. :23
“Oh gosh. I mean, we hope that this album makes an honest statement and one of just truly enjoying your life, every moment in it, whether it’s a heartbreaking moment or a moment where you’re about to float off the ground you’re so head-over-heels for someone. It’s really — embrace every single moment and choose to celebrate it.”
AUDIO: Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood describes Own The Night as a call-to-action.
Lady A (Own the Night) 091211 OC: …enjoy them. :50
“I mean, we wanted to have a call-to-action, sort of speak. I think for us, this on a lot of different levels, Own The Night applies to us — one being that we want to own these experiences that we’re going through right now, and all the exciting things that we get the opportunity to do, and we want to enjoy them. We don’t want these just to pass on by and look back and wonder what happen. We want to live in each and every single moment and enjoy these, and as well, when fans come out to see us, which we hope that they do this fall, we want people to have that experience and hopefully have something that they can look back on, as well, that they enjoy. So, we want, it’s that call- to-action to tell people to get out there. ‘Let’s own this experience, own this evening, own what you’re going through, whatever it is in your life, own it and enjoy it.’ Because life’s too short not to enjoy them.”