Lady Antebellum Live Like ‘Kings’ Backstage at Grammys
The trio, comprised of Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott, headed to their dressing room during the ceremony, where they found themselves hanging out and having cocktails with renowned musician and producer Wyclef Jean, along with a few of his pals. The group could have resulted in swollen egos, but a comment from one of Wyclef's buddies quickly fixed that.
"Afterward, his friend goes, 'Y'all are Kings of Leon, right?,'" Charles recalls to People magazine (quote via Wisconsin radio station WDEZ). Although both Kings of Leon and Lady A are based in Nashville, Kings of Leon are an all-male, rock act with a very different sound from the country trio. Still, Charles wasted no time in replying, "Close enough!" before continuing the party.
Lady A have a good chance of adding to their Grammy collection this year. Nominated for six trophies, they have nods in both country and all-genre categories -- including for Album of the Year, where they are competing with Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, Eminem and Katy Perry for the award. Charles admits that if they don't get the Grammy, he hopes Katy's 'Teenage Dream' takes the honor.
"It's my guilty pleasure," he admits. "Not every dude would admit that, but I crank it in the car with my wife."
The band's six Grammy nods all stem from their huge hit, 'Need You Now,' which stayed on the top of the charts for an impressive five weeks. It was a success none of them predicted.
"We thought 'Run to You' was our career song," Charles tells The Boot. "But honestly, after 'Need You Now' came out and to see what it's done for us. It's been really, really huge for our career, and we're just really proud of it."
Lady Antebellum were recently announced as performers at the upcoming Grammy Awards, joining an all-star cast including fellow country artist Miranda Lambert, plus Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars. The Grammy Awards will air live from Los Angeles on February 13 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.