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The Road To Success Wasn't Always Smooth For Lady Antebellum

Posted by Keri Sanders on 09/20/2011

With hits like  "Need You Now" and "Just A Kiss," it's easy to think Lady Antebellum has it all together, but it certainly hasn't always been that way. In fact, there were times when the chart-topping threesome had to bring in mediators just to get through the hard times. 
"I think it's honestly a really smart way to work through things," says Hillary, Lady A's lead female vocalist. "We figured out how to argue and work through things, but argue respectfully. We agree on a lot of things -- on most things. But on the things we didn't, it was figuring out how to work through those things. Time and a couple of sessions with that mediator and we figured things out."
According to Charles Kelley, getting along was tough for the first two years the band was together, but since then, it has been easy. Winning 11 awards for their smash hit "Need You Now" may have helped.
"I think we're the closest we've ever been as a group right now," says Lady A's Dave Haywood. "And I think that comes through in our songwriting. I feel like I know what Hillary would be comfortable saying and what we can dive into, and vice versa. I think we work great in those scenarios. Hopefully the songs have a genuine feel to them because we feel like we write from a very personal place."
They have just released their third studio album, Own the Night, and will kick off their tour in Knoxville, Tenn. Nov. 11. Opening for the trio is Charles' brother, Josh Kelley, along with Randy Montana and Eden's Edge. 
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