Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lady Antebellum: "Need You Now"

Lady Antebellum burst onto the country music scene in 2008 with the release of their self-titled debut album. With singles like "Love Don't Live Here" and "Lookin' for a Good Time," Lady Antebellum's popularity seemed to grow overnight.

2010 is already proving to be a big year for Lady Antebellum. Two weeks ago they released their second full-length album, "Need You Know," which is currently No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the second week in a row. They won a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals for "I Run to You" off of their debut album. And the title track from their new album is holding strong at No. 3 on iTunes.

"Need You Now" is a great follow-up album for Lady Antebellum. They're branching out beyond country music with this one, which means the only direction this group is headed from here is up. The second single off of "Need You Now" is called "American Honey." It's an interesting choice for their second single, but it highlights Hillary Scott's vocals so well that I imagine they'll have no trouble climbing the charts with this one either. However, I would have gone with a faster song like "Our Kind of Love" or "Stars Tonight" after releasing one ballad already.

Of course ballads are a specialty for many country groups and artists, and Lady Antebellum is no exception to the rule. With tracks like "When You Got a Good Thing," "If I Knew Then," and "Ready to Love Again" you can be sure you'll get your fix of heart-wrenching lyrics filled with both sadness and hope.

1. Need You Now
2. Our Kind of Love
3. American Honey
4. Hello World
5. Perfect Day
6. Love This Pain
7. When You Got a Good Thing
8. Stars Tonight
9. If I Knew Then
10. Something 'Bout a Woman
11. Ready to Love Again
12. Need You Now (Bonus Track Video Version)

Lady A was on Ellen to promote their album release. You can watch them perform their newest single, "American Honey," below.

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