Sunday, September 18, 2011

Lady Antebellum: Own the Night

Lady Antebellum's latest CD, Own the Night, was just released last Tuesday.  The first single, Just a Kiss, is already a can see the video below.  Love is clearly the theme of many of the songs on Own the Night.   My first impression was that the album is lacking in diversity of subject matter.  After the second listen, the songs grew on me.   I'm am not yet sure if I will like Own the Night as much as Need You Now, but it will be in frequent rotation in my CD player.  The overall sound is country enough to appeal to country audiences, but contemporary enough to appeal to non-country listeners.  Lady A has found a balance between the country and pop worlds and developed a harmony that is uniquely their own. Lady Antebellum has solidified its place in the music world, and it is one of my favorite country groups.

Tags: Just a Kiss, Lady Antebellum, Lady Antebellum Videos

For a more in depth look at Lady Antebellum's rise to success, watch GAC's Backstory: Lady Antebellum. Schedule: September 22, 2011 8:00 PM ET, September 23, 2011 12:00 AM ET, September 23, 2011 5:00 PM ET, September 25, 2011 7:00 PM ET.

I always enjoy watching Lady Antebellum's Lady Hazed segments on their website   They have created several humorous parodies of popular country songs, including Easton Corbin's A Little More Country Than That. Blake Shelton's It's All About Tonight, and Jason Aldean's Dirt Road Anthem.  One of my favorites is their spin on Lee Brice's Love Like Crazy:


  1. The song is everything a country tune should be: deep, meaningful lyrics, excellent musicianship, and passionate singing and playing. The song is so familiar I was humming away with it the first time I listened. Another highlight is "As You Turn Away," a song with a catchy hook and incredible vocal melodies and harmonies. If you liked Lady Antebellum's two previous albums, or if you're a fan of country music, you'll love this. Highly recommended!!

  2. The first time I heard of Lady A was when they were announced as an opening act for a concert I was attending. I've NEVER been so blown away by an unknown band before, and they do NOT disappoint on their debut album! The songs have a lyrical style reminiscent of legends like Carole King and James Taylor, and the harmonies of the three singers are flawless. I especially appreciate that H. Scott and C. Kelley share lead vocal responsibilities throughout the album. A MUST HAVE for any country/folk music fan...and I even encourage Top 40 fans to give them a listen!



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