Music Mondays: Lady Antebellum


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When they're not rocking stages from Nashville to New York, the members of country super group, Lady Antebellum (Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood) are grooving on their philanthropic efforts with LadyAID Fund, an organization that helps physically disadvantaged children. This is only one of the reasons that sets Lady Antebellum apart from the typical pop country groups filtering through the airwaves.

Formed in 2006, the trio has ranked up a steady stream of awards and accolades for their alt-country musical style that skillfully blends Scott's soaring, nuanced vocals with her bandmates' raw harmonic pairings. It is a musical and personal collaboration that seemed to click the first time the three performers met together. According to the group's website: "Augusta-born Kelley met Nashvillian Scott at a Music City hot spot. Their creative partnership started with a songwriting appointment with Haywood, though they quickly realized their three voices combined in a way they’d never quite heard before."

This sweet sound has only developed and deepened over the last six years of collaboration, a fact showcased gorgeously on their latest album Golden. About the writing and recording of this album, Lady Antebellum recalls on their website: "The passion for writing spilled over into the Own The Night Tour, and thus into Golden. The band set up a jam room at every venue, giving them some time to get into the right mental framework for the evening’s show. But it also provided more cohesiveness with their backing musicians and kept their inventiveness alive. “All For Love,” a dramatic title on Golden, was written by the entire band in the jam room in sessions at several different shows. The anthemic “Generation Away,” the nostalgic “Long Teenage Goodbye” and the steely “Goodbye Town” similarly emerged from writing sessions on the road."

Enjoy "Goodbye Town" and be sure to check out all the great tunes on I AM THAT GIRL's Music Monday's playlist, updated each week!

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