Lady Antebellum Get Their Turn in Producer’s Chair
For their sophomore album, 'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum donned new hats as co-producers, joining veteran producer Paul Worley, who's best known for his work with the Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride and Sara Evans, among others. The trio felt it was time for them to delve into producing their second album, having learned quite a bit from observing Paul and co-producer Victoria Shaw, who helmed their self-titled debut.
"This time around, we came with a lot of ideas," Lady A's Dave Haywood tells The Boot. "Between the three of us, we have a real big rein on what goes on with our music and our songs, especially writing a majority of them. So, we wanted them to come out the way we envisioned them when we wrote them. Naturally, that was the next step for us to be co-producers with Paul."
Dave adds that while they're very proud of their work, he hopes they "came up with a product people will enjoy."
If the title track is any indication, they will. The 11-track album, which features their five-week No. 1 hit 'Need You Now,' as well as their current single, 'American Honey,' is due in stores Jan. 26.