And The GRAMMY Went To ... Lady Antebellum

Inside the trio's GRAMMY-winning Best Country Album
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    Lady Antebellum
March 21, 2012 -- 9:40 am PDT
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(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 12 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)

Album: Own The Night

Artist: Lady Antebellum

Won for: Best Country Album

Previous wins: Four previous GRAMMY wins, including Best Country Album for Need You Now and Record Of The Year for its title track in 2010

Did you know?: The members of Lady Antebellum sport impressive musical pedigrees. Hillary Scott is the daughter of country singer Linda Davis, a GRAMMY winner in her own right, and Charles Kelley is the brother of singer/songwriter Josh Kelley. The trio is rounded out by multi-instrumentalist Dave Haywood. Own The Night is their third album, and it made No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums and Billboard 200 charts. It spawned two No. 1 Country Songs, "Just A Kiss" and "We Owned The Night."

"What we usually write about revolves around love, we don't know how to change the world," Kelley said backstage at the GRAMMYs after the group's win. "We write about love lost and love gained, and right now we're all in a really great spot. Hillary just got married and Dave got engaged. …"

Lady A is currently on tour throughout the United States and Europe, with select dates scheduled through July.

 

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