After over a decade performing together, country trio Lady Antebellum say milestones and honors such as CMA Awards nominations are still just as meaningful as they were when the band first broke into the industry. In fact, bandmate Hillary Scott explains, the recognition is even more special these days.

"Our goal, really since we started, was longevity," Scott relates. "And also, the need to create music and perform music and have people want to hear it and show up for shows, as well as to continue to enjoy what we're doing."

Staying relevant is tough for any artist, and the fact that the group continues to be included on nomination lists is a testament to their staying power. "To continue to be part of the conversation and continue to be in these categories, it means a lot," Scott goes on to say.

"We feel like we're a part of the best genre in the world, and we love all these artists, and are spurred on by them," she adds. "If anything, it's a huge, humbling thing to experience that, year after year, you're still a part of the conversation."

Lady Antebellum is up for an award in the category of Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 CMA Awards. This year's ceremony is scheduled to air on ABC on Nov. 14, at 8PM ET, and will take place live at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the ceremony for the 11th year in a row.

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