Before they became the CMA's Vocal Group of the Year and before scoring No. 1 award-winning hits, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley -- better known as two-thirds of Lady Antebellum -- had something a little different in mind, and it involved the group's other third, Hillary Scott.

"I thought Hillary was the hottest thing in the world when I first met her," Dave reveals to CMT.

"[When] I met Hillary, at the time I was single," Charles says. "I definitely thought after we'd written that night that I'd ask her to dinner or something, but it wasn't one of those romantic kind of connections. Honestly, too, I sensed something special there, and I thought, 'I don't want to mess this up!' We don't want to pull the Fleetwood Mac moves here."

Once Dave found out that Charles had backed down, he considered his options. "[I said to Charles], 'You're not going to go out with Hillary, right? So it's fair game, right?'" laughs Dave.

Hillary says all of this came as a big surprise to her when she found out years later. "It's so funny to hear them talk about that [now]," she says. "I was clueless. I had no idea what was going on at the time. It's so weird to think about now, especially because we've been through so much. They are my brothers, so that would be creepy!"

Lady A has just released the highly-anticipated 'Need You Now.' The album has already spawned a multi-week No. 1 hit with the title track. Their latest single is 'American Honey.'