Lady AntebellumCountry Singer / Songwriter
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
Best known as: The country music trio who did "I Run to You" and "Need You Now"
Country music's Lady Antebellum is a trio made up of singers Hillary Scott (b. 1 April 1984) and Charles Kelley (b. 11 September 1981) and multi-instrumentalist Dave Haywood (b. 1982). Kelley and Haywood grew up near Augusta, Georgia and met in middle school. Both graduated from the University of Georgia in 2004, and by 2006 they were in Nashville, Tennessee, trying to make a go of it in the music business. They joined that year with Scott, a Nashville native whose solo career had led to industry contacts, if not record deals. Lady Antebellum -- or "Lady A" -- released their first album in 2007, and the self-titled debut hit the top of the charts upon its release. With solid hits like "I Run to You" and "Lookin' For a Good Time," the band became Nashville heroes in 2008 and 2009, scooping up Grammys and CMA awards. They toured with Kenny Chesney and Keith Urban, then went back to the studio. Their second release, Need You Now (2009), was equally successful, and Lady Antebellum entered 2010 with a number one hit, "American Honey." The record brought the trio Grammys for Record of the Year, for Best Country Album and for Song of the Year ("Need You Now").
Extra credit: Hillary's mother is country singer Linda Davis (who had a 1993 hit with Reba McEntire, the duet "Does He Love You")... Kelley married Cassie McConnell in 2009... Kelley's brother Josh is a singer who is married to actress Katherine Heigl.
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