Lady Antebellum Earn Eighth No. 1 Hit
Lady Antebellum are definitely pointed in the right direction. The award-winning trio, made up of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, earned their eighth No. 1 hit for their latest single, ‘Compass.’
“When we got the news that ‘Compass’ was No. 1, we were ironically enough, on a 500 mile detour on the bus in Canada trying to avoid an avalanche,” Scott recalls. “The timing was actually really funny … We’re so thankful for all our friends in radio, our record label but especially to all the fans that are on their feet each night when we start the show with this song. The energy is infectious, and it sets the night off on an unbelievable course!”
The song is from the deluxe edition of their current album, ‘Golden,’ and while it is one of only a handful on the record that the threesome didn’t write, they knew as soon as they heard it that they wanted to make it their own.
“It was love at first listen with ‘Compass,’” Haywood says. “You hear people talk about songs they knew they couldn’t live without, and this is one of them for us. Once we all got in the studio to record our parts and really work with the instrumentation, it took on an energy that felt really fresh and different. We tried some new things vocally, and by adding foot stomps and hand claps to the acoustic sounds of the banjo, fiddle and mandolin, it really turned into something special.”
The trio, who are already hard at work on a new album, are currently crossing the country on their Take Me Downtown Tour, which has been extended into the end of August. They’ll head to Washington, D.C. next month, to receive the Recording Artists’ Coalition Award, and then jet out to Las Vegas, where they are nominated for three ACM Awards, including Vocal Group of the Year.