Lady Antebellum makes contemporary country music that relies on the trio's rich harmonies. Formed in 2006 by Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, the group signed with Capitol Nashville in 2007 and released their first single, "Love Don't Live Here."
A self-titled debut album followed in April 2008, featuring production from Victoria Shaw and Paul Worley and stocked with more country hits, including the chart-topping single "I Run To You," which also enjoyed crossover success as a Top 40 pop hit.
Within a year and a half, Lady Antebellum's debut had gone platinum and earned a Grammy nomination, and the band enjoyed its newfound success while putting the finishing touches on a second album. Need You Now appeared in early 2010, and its leadoff single -- "Need You Now" -- became the group's highest-charting song to date, topping the country charts and peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100.
By early 2011, Need You Now had sold more than 3 million copies in the U.S. alone. The band took a break from recording a third studio album in order to attend the Grammys, where they took home five awards, including the all-genre trophys for record and song of the year. The trio also won the group video honor at the 2011 CMT Music Awards for "Hello World."
In 2011, the trio released its third album, Own the Night, featuring the hits "Just a Kiss," "We Owned the Night" and "Dancin' Away With My Heart."