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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".

  • Full name: Lady A
  • Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
  • Genre: Country
Lady A
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INTERVIEWLady A: The Pause that Kept the Music Playing

By Alison Bonaguro, October 20, 2021

Alison Bonaguro sits down with Lady A to reflect on their long career in country music, and how a pause they took in 2014 allowed them to gravitate back together for a new chapter of music making

Lady A - What A Song Can Do / Big Machine Label Group (2021)
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ALBUM REVIEWLady A - What A Song Can Do

By Jason Scott, October 20, 2021

With What a Song Can Do, Lady A's eighth career set, the band continue pushing forward with emotionally-driven songwriting while also looping back to their poppier roots.

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PLAYLISTBest New Country Songs

By Holler , October 18, 2021

All the best new Country, Americana and Roots songs we're spinnin' at Holler Headquarters. We've got big tunes aplenty.

Holler Country Music
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Lady A's New Album is Due in October

By Holler , August 20, 2021

What a Song Can Do features Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett and Darius Rucker.

Holler Country Music
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ESSENTIALSThe Best Country Songs of 2011

By Holler , January 7, 2021

A look back at the hottest country no.1's of 2011.

Holler Country Music
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Carrie Underwood and More Win Big at the CMT Music Awards

By Holler , June 10, 2021

Gabby Barrett won Female Video of the Year while Kane Brown won Male Video of the Year.