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Lady A

About

Lady A (formerly known as Lady Antebellum) is an American country music group formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2006. The group is composed of Hillary Scott (lead and background vocals), Charles Kelley (lead and background vocals, guitar), and Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin). Scott is the daughter of country music singer Linda Davis, and Kelley is the brother of pop singer Josh Kelley. The band abbreviated the name to "Lady A" in June 2020 during the George Floyd protests in an attempt to blunt the name's associations with slavery and the Antebellum South, inadvertently causing a dispute with black blues and gospel singer Anita White, who had been using the name Lady A for more than 20 years.

The group made its debut in 2007 as guest vocalists on Jim Brickman's single "Never Alone", before signing to Capitol Nashville. Lady A has released six albums for Capitol: Lady Antebellum, Need You Now, Own the Night, Golden, 747, Heart Break, plus one Christmas album (On This Winter's Night), and one for BMLG Records: Ocean. The first three albums are certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The albums have produced sixteen singles on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, of which nine have reached number one. The longest-lasting number one single is "Need You Now", which spent five weeks at that position in 2009; both that song and 2011's "Just a Kiss" reached number one on the Adult Contemporary charts.

Lady A was awarded Top New Duo or Group by the Academy of Country Music and New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association in 2008. The band was nominated for two Grammy Awards at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards and two more at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, winning Best Country Performance by Duo or Group with Vocals for "I Run to You". It was awarded Top Vocal Group, Song of the Year ("Need You Now"), and Single of the Year ("Need You Now") at the 44th ACM Awards on April 18, 2010. It won five awards at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for "Need You Now". At the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Lady A won the award for Best Country Album for Own the Night. By August 2013, the group had sold more than 12.5 million digital singles and 10 million albums in the United States.

Articles

August 4, 2022

Lady A Postpone Tour as Singer Charles Kelley Embarks on ‘Journey to Sobriety’

Trek was set to begin Aug. 13 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

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June 24, 2022

Cheat Codes Announce Star-Studded Country Album and Reveal Surprising Inspirations

The dance trio's upcoming country album includes collaborations with Lady A, Jimmie Allen and more of the genre's biggest names.

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April 14, 2022

Lady A Puts Fans in Driver’s Seat on Upcoming ‘Request Line’ Tour

Singer-songwriter Dave Barnes will open shows on the tour, which begins August 13.

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February 3, 2022

Name dispute between singer Lady A and band formerly known as Lady Antebellum settled out of court

Details of the agreement have not been made public The post Name dispute between singer Lady A and band formerly known as Lady Antebellum settled out of court appeared first on NME.

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February 1, 2022

‘Lady A’ Name Lawsuit: Country Trio and Anita White Settle Dispute

The Seattle blues singer and the Nashville band filed a joint request to dismiss the lawsuit on Monday

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February 1, 2022

Lady A Band and Singer Settle Lawsuit Over Shared Name

Lady A (the band) and Lady A (the singer) have agreed to end their legal battle

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February 1, 2022

Former ‘Lady Antebellum’ Settles Legal Battle Over ‘Lady A’ Name Change

The band dropped 'Antebellum' over racist connotations, but a black singer said she'd already used 'Lady A' for decades.

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January 7, 2022

First Country: New Music From Maren Morris, Morgan Wade, Walker Hayes & More

This week's column also features music from Lady A, Eli Young Band, Maddie & Tae and more.

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December 31, 2021

Sam Hunt, Zac Brown Band & Elle King Bow Out of Nashville’s NYE Celebration

Country trio Lady A will join previously-announced mainstage performer Dierks Bentley.

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November 16, 2021

Top Nashville Hitmaker Natalie Hemby Signs Publishing Deal With CTM Outlander: Exclusive

Natalie Hemby, who has written hits for Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Lady A, has signed an exclusive co-publishing deal with CTM Outlander.

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October 22, 2021

First Country: Lady A, Joy Oladokun, The Cadillac Three & More

This week's column also includes music from Abby Anderson, Kassi Ashton and Jon Langston among others.

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September 8, 2021

Dolly Parton, Chris Stapleton & More Set for ‘Kenny Rogers: All In for the Gambler’ Concert Special

Reba McEntire and Lady A are also among those who will honor the life and legacy of the late music star Kenny Rogers in the upcoming special

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Discs

Summer State Of Mind

June 21, 2022

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What A Song Can Do (Stripped Down)

June 10, 2022

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Home Sweet (feat. Lady A)

November 19, 2021

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What A Song Can Do

October 22, 2021

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Where Would I Be

August 20, 2021

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What A Song Can Do (Chapter One)

June 25, 2021

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Ocean (Deluxe Edition)

November 20, 2020

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On This Winter's Night (Deluxe)

October 30, 2020

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Every Time I Look at You

October 12, 2020

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Champagne Night (From Songland)

June 12, 2020

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What I'm Leaving For (ACM Presents: Our Country)

April 6, 2020

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Live: In The Round

March 4, 2020

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Ocean (Big Machine Radio Release Special)

November 15, 2019

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Ocean

November 15, 2019

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What If I Never Get Over You (Piano Version)

May 20, 2019

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Spotify Live (Live From Austin, TX)

October 11, 2017

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Heart Break

June 9, 2017

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747 (Deluxe)

September 30, 2014

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747

September 30, 2014

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I Did With You (From “The Best Of Me”)

September 9, 2014

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Golden

January 1, 2014

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Bartender

January 1, 2014

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Celebrate Me Home

January 1, 2013

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Golden (Deluxe Edition)

January 1, 2013

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Own The Night

September 13, 2011

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Need You Now (Remix)

January 1, 2010

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Need You Now

January 1, 2010

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I Run To You (Acoustic)

January 1, 2009

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I Was Here

January 1, 2008

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Baby, It's Cold Outside

January 1, 2008

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Lady Antebellum

January 1, 2008

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