Lady Antebellum, a trio made up of Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, have MySpace to thank for their success. Kelley and Scott initially "met" on the social media site, but when they connected in person and added Kelley's childhood friend Haywood into the mix, they instantly realized they had tapped into something extraordinary. The threesome made their recording debut as guest vocalists on Jim Brickman's 2007 single "Never Alone;" their solo debut came later that year with their own single, "Love Don't Live Here." Lady A were successful from the start, but things really took off with their second album, 'Need You Now', and its title single, both of which won many awards, went platinum multiple times and helped earn the band a legion of fans across multiple genres. The disc was the best-selling country album, as well as the third best-selling album overall, of 2010. Music runs in the band's blood: Kelley's other brother Josh is also a successful artist, and Scott is the daughter of country singer Linda Davis.
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It just keeps getting messier.
James Brown Offered Charles Kelley His First Record Deal
Before Kelley was part of Grammy-winning country trio Lady A, he and his older brother Josh were in a country rock group, and their first-ever record deal was offered by none other than the Godfather of Soul.
Every ACM Awards Album of the Year Award Winner Ever
All 50-plus of 'em.
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Charles Kelley Asked Darius Rucker's Advice on Lady A Name Change
Kelley wasn't the only one who reached out to Rucker amid a national conversation about race.
The Chicks Say Lady A's Name Change Was 'the Right Move'
What's happened since is "kind of going against the point of changing their name."
In Lady A Name Dispute, Trio Is Answering for Country Music's Sin
Though Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott have a history of doing good and championing important causes, beyond even the figurative walls of the country music community, they're currently a trio of white men and women perceived as unfairly aggrieving a Black woman.
Lady A, Blues Singer, Speaks Out on Lawsuit From Country's Lady A
"I am not going to be erased," the independent artist says.