Lady Antebellum’s ‘Need You Now’ Wins BMI Pop Award
Lady Antebellum's mega-single, 'Need You Now,' has added another trophy to the trio's extensive collection. The tune recently scored the BMI Award for Pop Song of the Year, bringing the total number of awards the song has amassed to 12.
The hit tune, which also won Song of the Year at this year's Grammy Awards, was penned by the trio -- Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood -- along with hit songwriter, Josh Kear. The success of the single surprised each of them.
"We thought 'Run to You' [the group's Grammy winner] 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, really, really huge for our career, and we're just really proud of it."
The BMI Pop Awards also honored legendary producer, David Foster, with the BMI Icon Award. His lengthy list of credits includes Kenny Rogers, Celine Dion, Josh Groban and Madonna. Taylor Swift, whose song 'You Belong With Me' was also mentioned in the Award-Winning Songs category, took home the Pop Song of the Year trophy last year, for 'Love Story.'
Lady Antebellum's new single, 'Just a Kiss,' is already one for the record books. The song debuted at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the highest debut by a country artist in the chart's 52-year history.
The group, who are working hard on a third album, are also spending most of the next few months on the road, including stops in Maryland, Oklahoma and California. They will also perform at the CMT Music Awards on June 8, where they are nominated for three trophies. Keep track of their schedule here.
Lady A Perform 'Need You Now' Live