Lady Antebellum Won’t Let Fame Go to Their Heads
They've quickly become one the world's most successful musical trios, but fame and stardom haven't spoiled the members of Lady Antebellum. The group's Dave Haywood says using his newfound star power to help gain entry into elite places or events is something he personally avoids at all costs.
"Literally, I do everything in my power to never do that," Dave tells The Boot. "I hate when people do that. It kills me! Honestly, if I walk up somewhere and if they don't know [who I am], I just don't deal with it and I leave. I would rather not do something than do it because I tell them something like that. If I need to look like a [jerk] doing it, I'm not going to do it [laughs]."
Fame, however, does come with its share of pros and cons. "I think the worst is your time is not so much your time anymore," Lady A's Charles Kelley tells The Boot. "Right now, it's also the stage of the career that we're at. We're at that stage where you have to go, go, go, go, go! There are times where we naturally get a little burned out and just want to have a few days to sit at home, watch TV and just relax and just check out. Your mind never really gets to check out."
"The pro is at the end of the day, getting to wake up and do what you love," Charles continues. "It's a small price to pay. With anything you do in life, there are days where you're worn out and you don't want to do it for a second. Honestly, we've been given the golden ticket here and so we're going to try to run with it and appreciate it and realize that it doesn't happen often."
Lady Antebellum's latest single, 'Hello World,' is currently climbing the country charts. The group finish 2010 as Billboard's Top Country Songs Artist and Top Country Album Artist, with their multi-platinum 'Need You Now,' the year's Top Country Album.