NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 30, 2013 – Country superstar group Lady Antebellum is set to bring their Golden harmonies and charm to “The Voice” stage on May 14. Performing their song “Goodbye Town,” off their forthcoming release, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood will set the stage on fire on NBC’s hit TV series. Having formed in 2006, the Grammy award-winning trio have been showered with countless honors, including CMA and ACM trophies for “Vocal Group of the Year.” To-date, Lady A have sold over 11 million albums worldwide.
The new record, out May 7, follows on the heels of 2011’s critically panned Own the Night set, which bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, moving 347,000 copies. The disc went on to spawn three Top 2 hits, “Just a Kiss,” “We Owned the Night” and “Dancin’ Away with My Heart.” The album’s fourth single “Wanted You More” peaked at No. 20 on Billboard.
“We embraced risk,” Scott tells “The Boot” of the new album. “When you are pushing yourself to not go back to the same well, you’re gonna come up with something different, or you’ll find songs that are different. And that’s what happened on this album.”
Haywood adds, “We were just kind of in that live show mindset for this album. We had that perspective of being on a tour and having seen what translates in an arena. We have a better idea what kind of songs are so relatable where it shakes everybody like, ‘Oh, my God, I’ve totally been there.'”
“Every band I love that’s been here for a long time has reinvented itself in some way,” Kelley notes. “There’s a balance to it. I get a little annoyed when people reinvent themselves too much because there’s a reason people fell in love with you in the first place, but I think it’s important not to regurgitate the same stuff over and over again.”
Earlier this season, lead singer Scott served as a mentor on Adam Levine’s team, offering up insightful soundbites and assisting in the song selection process. During the battle rounds, Scott sat down with Levine’s team members to critique and advise them on performance style.