Grammy-award winning Country music group Lady A - featuring members Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood - formed in Nashville, in 2006. Kelley knew Haywood from middle school and convinced him to move to Nashville, where they began performing with Scott as Lady Antebellum.
Their country-pop meets country-rock sound and tremendous harmonies landed them a contract and a self-titled debut album in 2008. Lady A began touring with Martina McBride, opening for the famed singer and building their fanbase.
Their first album led to them winning New Artist of the Year at the CMAs in 2008 and later taking home the award for Vocal Group of the Year in 2009.
From that early start, their output remained not just steady but almost non-stop. The group released five albums in five years: Need You Now (2010), Own the Night (2011), On This Winter's Night (2012), Golden (2013) and 747 (2014).
Three years later, they released Heart Break, followed closely by Ocean in 2019 and What a Song Can Do (Chapter One) in 2021. Lady A were also inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2021.
While Lady A had performed as Lady Antebellum for most of their career, they announced, in 2020, that they'd be changing their name to Lady A in response to the George Floyd protests and the racist connotations of "antebellum".
Gabby Barrett won Female Video of the Year while Kane Brown won Male Video of the Year.