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Music Review: Lady Antebellum – Lady Antebellum

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I begged and begged my parents to let me see them in concert. After seeing Lady Antebellum live last Sunday, I have become completely obsessed with them. Don’t get me wrong: I’ve always liked them. I even owned one of their songs previously. But now … I just can’t stop playing them. So, I bought their album. Like the concert, the CD is just amazing.

Lady Antebellum is a country/rock trio made up of Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, mandolin), Charles Kelley (vocals), and Hillary Scott (vocals). Their talent has already been recognized; They won Top New Duo/Group by the Academy of Country Music Awards and New Artist of the Year by the Country Music Association. They have also been nominated for two Grammys.

The CD has eleven tracks, all of which I love. Some of the more popular songs include “Love Don’t Live Here,” “I Run To You,” and “Lookin’ For A Good Time.”

“Love Don’t Live Here” is the first song I heard by Lady Antebellum. The radio blasted it at seven in the morning. It was a good way to the start day. Out of the 994 songs on my iPod, it’s tied for first on the most played songs with “Here Comes Goodbye” by Rascal Flatts.

My favorite is “Lookin’ For A Good Time.” It’s about a one night stand. It’s fun and catchy. It’s the song I’ve had stuck in my head for the last two days (and the one I got stuck in my friend’s.) It’s the kind of song I can play 10 times in a row and still love. It’s written by the three band members and Keith Follese. I love when artists sing their own lyrics. I have a lot of respect for artists who do that.

Bottom line: Buy this CD. And if you have a chance, see them in concert. They are currently on tour with Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert. Lady Antebellum is the future of country music. I like it that way.

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