Lady A önskar en glad Halloween



Kategori / Bilder /

Baker is ready for Halloween

Hillarys hund har fått på sig en liten halloween kostym och är redo för lite trick or treat.
 


Kategori / Sociala medier /

Webisode wednesday 223

I detta avsnitt är det många inslag från Hillary i Haiti med My Life Speaks.
Dave och Chales kom in och spelade lite och även Hillarys lilla syster uppträdde med en låt.
  


Kategori / Webisode Wednesday /

BMI Country Awards

Igår (30 oktober) besökte Dave, Chales och deras fruar BMI country awards.
De fick även äran för deras låt Just a kiss.
 
 


Kategori / Event /

Charles och Dave på ASCAP awards

Bandet har gått några egna vägar under de senaste dagarna. Först har vi Hillary som vinner female songwriter of the year och nu har vi Charles och Dave på ASCAP awards.
Det finns inga uppgifter om att de har vunnit något award eftersom de inte var nominerade, men enligt mina källor har de delat ut ett pris.
 
 


Kategori / Event /

Hillary Female songwriter of the year SESAC

I söndags hölls den årliga SESAC och Hillary Scott var nominerad till songwriter of the year!
Hon vann 4 awards för Dancin' away with my heart, just a kiss, wanted you more och A little bit stronger.
Grattis till henne!
 
 
   
 
 
    
 
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott - a three-time SESAC songwriter of the year winner - had four of the 14 recognized country songs of the year, including three Lady Antebellum tunes and the Sara Evans No. 1 hit "A Little Bit Stronger." Her publisher, Sony ATV/EMI Foray Music, was named publisher of year.
 

“Dancin’ Away With My Heart”
Written by Hillary Scott
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Published by Sony ATV / EMI Foray Music, Hillary Dawn Songs

“Wanted You More”
Written by Hillary Scott
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Published by Sony ATV / EMI Foray Music, Hillary Dawn Songs

“Just A Kiss”
Written by Hillary Scott
Recorded by Lady Antebellum
Published by Sony ATV / EMI Foray Music, Hillary Dawn Songs

“A Little Big Stronger”
Written by Hillary Scott
Recorded by Sara Evans
Published by Sony ATV / EMI Foray Music, Hillary Dawn Songs

 
 


Kategori / Event / Hillary Scott /

Hillary med sin Mamma

För ett antal år sedan (innan Obama blev president i USA) filmades denna video när Hillary sjunger tillsammans med sin mamma Linda Davis.
Videon lades nyss upp på internet.
 
 


Kategori / Hillary Scott /

Country Headlines

Lady Antebellum pratar om deras Live DVD i Country Headlines.
De nämner även Sverige!
 
 


Kategori / Videos /

Julkonsert

3 December i Nashville kommer Lady A ha en julkonsert och förbandet är Breath of soul som vann A Cappella tävlingen!
Ska bli spännande att se deras jul låtar live!
 
Glöm inte bort CMA 1 november ( 2 november för oss i Sverige )
 


Kategori / Konserter & Uppträdanden /

Country Music Hall of Fame Calender 2013

Nästa års Country music hall of fame kalender kommer Lady A pryda Maj månad i.
Den kommer innehålla massor av country event och andra roligheter.
Om du är intresserad av att beställa en kan du klicka HÄR. Men tänk på att frakten från USA är hyffsat dyr.
 

 
 
 


Kategori / Nyheter & Media /

DVDn på CDON

Nu kan man boka Own the night live DVD på CDON.
Tidigare fanns det bara blueray som låg på 249kr. Nu finns även DVD format för 189kr.
 


Kategori / Own the Night /

My life Speaks

Hillary har länge varit inkluderad i en organisation som heter My Life Spreaks som hjälper barn i Haiti.
Igår lade hon upp en video på sin twitter vad hon och organisationen faktiskt gör och står för.
Den är väldigt berörande.
 
 


Kategori / Övrigt /

Lady A live konsert till CDON

CDON har lagt ut på deras hemsida att 14/1 2013 kommer blueray versionen släppas!
Just nu ligger den på 249 kronor men det brukar alltid sänkas med minst 11% närmate release datumet.
Trodligtvis kommer vvanliga DVD formatet också dyka upp snart!
Planerar ni att köpa den?
 


Kategori / Own the Night /

Webisode Wednesday 222

Nu har det 222dre avsnittet av webisode wednesday kommit ut och här får vi se när de spelade in julalbumet och de berätta lite om låtarna var för sig!
Kika in nedan.
 
 


Kategori / Webisode Wednesday /

Taste of Country review!

Taste of Country har lagt upp deras review av On this winter's night!
De säger mycket bra saker om albumet och hur Lady Antebellum är gjorda för att göra julskivor.
Håller ni med? Jag tycker albumet är riktigt bra och jag älskar The first Noel!
Vilken är eran favoritlåt?
 
 

Lady Antebellum are practically built for Christmas albums. There’s a Captain and Tennille quality to their partnership that’s made hip by youth and intriguing subject matter. The trio’s take on standards like ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’ and ‘Silent Night’ are timeless, in that they could really be transported to any decade of country music. For them, covering yuletide hits is as easy as looking good.

‘On This Winter’s Night’ is the group’s Target-exclusive 2010 EP ‘A Merry Little Christmas’ plus six new traditional holiday hits. It’s like a BOGO EP, really — something that could be a little disappointing for fans who bought the first, but were unaware of the setup of this new “full-length” Christmas album.

Lady A take few risks on any of the 12 songs on ‘On This Winter’s Night.’ Only ‘Blue Christmas’ is a marked deviation from the original — fans of Elvis Presley will not approve of this spicy rendition– while others, like ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),’ are so predictable one can sing along effortlessly on first listen.

Vocally, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood are as strong as ever. Their natural chemistry stoke coals in the fireplace, and they fit into one’s Christmas conversation as easily as a cup of hot chocolate or some spiced eggnog. The holidays are no time for grit, and these three are as smooth as Michael Buble or Burl Ives.

Musically, they fail to add the modern touches that mark the three studio albums they’ve released since 2008. There’s a Casio quality to songs like ‘This Christmas’ and ‘Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.’ One begs for more fiddle.

‘On This Winter’s Night’ is the lone original cut, one co-written by the trio. A more cynical critic would wonder if the album isn’t just a way to make money from this cut, but that would ignore a beautiful collaboration between the band and a children’s choir. The title track is truly the album’s highlight — the star at the top of a tree filled with familiar ornaments.

KÄLLA



Kategori / Nyheter & Media /

On this winter's night finns ute nu!

Nu finns Lady Antebellums första jul album ute! Den finns att köpa på CDON och iTunes (ej svenska än) och ni kommer inte att ångra er! I år kommer du och din familj ha en riktigt bra julskiva att lyssna på när ni pyntar granen, ställer upp adventsstakar och tomtar i fönstren.
Klicka här för att lyssna
 


Kategori / On This Winter's Night /

endast en dag kvar!!

Hur många ser fram emot imorgon?


Kategori / On This Winter's Night /

2 dagar kvar



Kategori / On This Winter's Night /

A Cappella vinnaren är....



Kategori / Nyheter & Media /

3 dagar kvar!

Nu har vi en skön helg framför oss och på måndag när skolorna är öppna igen så kommer det finnas ett nytt härligt jul album att lyssna på!
 


Kategori / On This Winter's Night /

Söker en extrabloggare

Hej på er läsare!
Jag undrar om det är någon Lady Aare där ute som undrar hur det är att driva en fansite!
Det är så att ibland när jag inte har tillgång till att blogga så vill jag gärna ha en reserv.
Det betyder att du inte behöver blogga dagligen (för det är mycket jobb och slit) utan du behöver bara blogga när jag inte är tillgänglig.
Om du är intresserad så skickar du ett mejl till ladya@live.se och fyller i denna mallen.
 
Namn:
Ålder:
Enkel motivation:
Fritids aktiviteter:
 
 
 


Kategori / Övrigt /

4 dagar kvar!



Kategori / On This Winter's Night /

5 dagar kvar

 
Nu är det endast 5 dagar kvar till den 22 oktober så on this winter's night släpps!
 
 
 


Kategori / On This Winter's Night /

Hillary & hundarna

Hillary hade med sig sina otroligt söta hundar till studion idag.
 
BTW: På fredag kommer vinnaren av A Cappella tävlingen dyka upp.
Vilken grupp tror ni vinner?
 
 
 


Kategori / Sociala medier /

Webisode wednesday 221

I dett avsnitt berättar Dave och Charles om deras favorit jul minnen.
De båda friade till sina fruar under jul! Jag gillar verkligen hur Dave friade.
Kika in under.
 
 


Kategori / Webisode Wednesday /

En av mina favoriter

Jag tänkte att jag skulle lägga upp en av mina favorit covers!
Detta är Need You now. Har ni några bra covers på Lady A låtar?
Komentera gärna med länkar.
 
 


Kategori / Övrigt /

CMA Country Christmas

3 November, 7.30 CT (01.30 för oss), Bridgestone Arena, Nahville Tennessee 2012.
Här kommer årets CMA Country Cristmas hålla hus!
Showen kommer ledas av Jennifer Nettles och Sugarland.
Varför detta dyker upp på bloggen är ju självklart för att Lady Antebellum ska vara en av artisterna.
De kommer till 100% köra några av sina låtar från On this Winter's night och det är säkert första gången de kommer sjunga dem inför publik.
Läs artikeln nedan från CMA!
 
 

Some of the most powerful and moving voices in music come together to celebrate the holidays as part of “CMA Country Christmas,” which tapes in front of a live audience Saturday, Nov. 3 (7:30 PM/CT) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The special, which features Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland as host for the third year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network.

“I am so excited to be hosting this year, and I love inviting the audience to get into the spirit of the season by bringing a toy for donation! It is such a joy to watch this holiday special grow —in not only its talent roster, but moreover in its charitable celebration of the season,” Nettles said.

Artists scheduled to perform and celebrate the season with songs and stories include Dierks Bentley, Colbie Caillat, Katherine Jenkins, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Nettles, The Band Perry, and Keith Urban.

KÄLLA

 


Kategori / Nyheter & Media /

6 dagar kvar!!

Nu är det mindre än en vecka kvar tills världen får lite ny fräsch jul musik!
 
 


Kategori / Övrigt /

Hillary bakar

Hillary twittrade precis om att hon bakat cupcakes!
 


Kategori / Sociala medier /

7 dagar kvar

Nu är det endast en vecka kvar till on this winter's night kommer ut i butik!
Med detta firar jag att säga att du kan boka ditt exemplar på CDON redan nu!
Den kostar endast 149:-
 


Kategori / On This Winter's Night /

Bloggen nominerad till bästa kändis blogg!

Denna blogg har bilvigt nominerad till bästa kändis blogg!
Om du vill att denna blogg ska få titeln bästa kändis bloggen är allt du behöver göra att skriva Lady Antebellum i komentarsfältet HÄR


Kategori / Rösta /

uppträdande på CMA 2012 (ej bekräftat)

Enligt DENNA källa kommer Lady A uppträda på CMA 1 november.
Det är inte bekräftat av Lady A själva eller CMA men det skulle inte vara helt förvånande om det skulle inträffa.
Lady Antebellum har ett av världens största Country titel och de har gjort andra framträfanden på CMA, så detta skulle bara vara kul!
 
UPDATE: Nu är det bekräftat att de kommer uppträda!
 
Här är de låtar de framfört under åren på CMA!
2008: Love don't live here
2009: Need You Now
2010: Need You Now
2011: We owned the night
 


Kategori / Event /

8 Dagar Kvar

Jag tänkte börja med en liten nedräkning här på sidan tills On this winter's night kommer ut.
Nu är det bara 8 dagar kvar!!
 
 


Kategori / On This Winter's Night /

HQ omslag

Här har ni en HQ bild på omslaget!
 


Kategori / Own the Night /

omslaget på live DVDn

Idag hade LadyAntebellum en liten träff med några fans när de såg på deras nya live DVD.
Så ja, det är vissa som redan sett den och resten av oss får vänta tills 4 december då den släpps. (Vi kommer kanske få vänta tills 2013)
Lady A's twitter postade precis DVD omslaget och det ser riktigt mäktigt ut.
 


Kategori / Nyheter & Media /

Webisode wednesday 220

Ny onsdag nytt webisode wednesday avsnitt.
I detta avsnitt filmas det när de avslutar turneén i Sydney.
 


Kategori / Webisode Wednesday /

Top 5 acapella grups

Jag har ju berättat lite förut om Lady Antebellums pågående a cappella tävling.
Om ni inte kommer ihåg så är det en tävling som går ut på att du och dina kompisar ska lägga upp en video när ni sjunger en Lady A låt. Vinnar bidraget kommer få uppträda tillsammans med Lady A på en av deras konserter i December.
Nu har de valt ut de 5 bästa bidragen och det är nu upp till oss fans att rösta på ett bidrag vi tycker ska få uppträda tillsammans med Lady Antebellum.
Här är bidragen.
 
 Need You Now
OSA's Vocal Rush
RÖSTA HÄR
 
 
Breath of soul
Medley
RÖSTA HÄR
 
 
Acappella
Love don't live here
SE BIDRAGET OCH RÖSTA HÄR
 
Shot in the dark
American Honey/Just a kiss
SE BIDRAGET OCH RÖSTA HÄR
 
Rubyfruit
American Honey
RÖSTA HÄR
 
 
Min personliga favorit är Rubyfruit, och det sa jag även sist jag pratade om A Cappella tävlingen.
Kul att de gick vidare till top 5.
Se till att rösta på din favorit nu.
Just nu ser ställningen ut såhär:
 
Rubyfruit - 2943 poäng
Acappella - 2809 poäng
Breath of Soul - 1157 poäng
OSA Vocal Rush - 349 poäng
Shot in the dark - 277 poäng
 
 


Kategori / Tävling / Övrigt /

Sex ACA nomineringar!!!!!

Igår kom nyheterna ut attLady A var nominerade till en AMA. Hillary twittrade en överlycklig tweet strax efter nyheten. Idag har det kommit ut vilka som är nominerade till de 21 olika kategorierna till ACA (American Country Awards) och Lady Antebellum är nominerade till hela 6 kategorier! De är bland annat nominerade till galans största pris, Artist of the year!
Kolla in vilka kategorier som finns nedan.
Rösta HÄR
 

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan
Taylor Swift

MALE ARTIST
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Toby Keith

FEMALE ARTIST
Sara Evans
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

GROUP
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Eli Young Band

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Lee Brice
Colt Ford
Glorianna
Justin Moore
Jake Owen

NEW ARTIST
Lauren Alaina
Pistol Annies
Hunter Hayes
Jana Kramer
Kip Moore

ALBUM
Lady Antebellum – “Own The Night
Dierks Bentley – “Home”
Luke Bryan – “Tailgates and Tanlines”
Eric Church – “Chief”
Blake Shelton – “Red River Blue”

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean – “Tattoos On This Town”
Zac Brown Band – “Keep Me In Mind”
Luke Bryan – “I Dont Want This Night To End”
Eric Church – “Drink In My Hand”
Chris Young – “You”

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: MALE
Jason Aldean – “Tattoos On This Town”
Luke Bryan – “I Dont Want This Night To End”
Kenny Chesney – “Reality”
Eric Church – “Drink In My Hand”
Chris Young – “You”

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: FEMALE
Sara Evans – “My Heart Can’t Tell You No”
Miranda Lambert – “Over You”
Martina McBride – “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”
Taylor Swift – “Ours”
Carrie Underwood – “Good Girl”

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: GROUP
Lady Antebellum – “We Owned The Night”
Zac Brown Band – “Keep Me In Mind”
Rascal Flatts – “Banjo”
The Band Perry – “All Your Life”
Eli Young Band – “Even If It Breaks Your Heart”

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: NEW ARTIST
The Farm – “Home Sweet Home”
Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
Jana Kramer – “Why Ya Wanna”
Dustin Lynch – “Cowboys And Angels”
Kip Moore – “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck”

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Lee Brice – “A Woman Like You”
Brantley Gilbert – “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do”
Glorianna – “(Kissed You) Good Night”
David Nai – “Let It Rain”
Jake Owen – “Alone With You”

SINGLE OF THE YEAR: VOCAL COLLABORATION
Kix Brooks (Feat. Joe Walsh) – “New To This Town”
Zac Brown Band (Feat. Jimmy Buffet) – “Knee Deep”
Kenny Chesney (Duet with Tim McGraw) – “Feel Like A Rock Star”
Rascal Flatts & Natasha Bedingfield – “Easy”
Brad Paisley (Duet with Carrie Underwood) – “Remind Me”

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Luke Bryan – “I Don’t Want This Night To End”
Jake Owen – “Alone With You”
Blake Shelton – “God Gave Me You”
Keith Urban – “For You”
Chris Young – “You”

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: MALE
Luke Bryan – “I Don’t Want This Night To End”
Jake Owen – “Alone With You”
Blake Shelton – “God Gave Me You”
Keith Urban – “For You”
Chris Young – “You”

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: FEMALE
Sara Evans – “My Heart Can’t Tell You No”
Miranda Lambert – “Over You”
Martina McBride – “I’m Gonna Love You Through It”
Taylor Swift – “Ours”
Carrie Underwood – “Good Girl”

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: GROUP OR COLLABORATION
Lady Antebellum – “Dancin’ Away With My Heart”
The Band Perry – “All Your Life”
Glorianna – “(Kissed You) Good Night”
Little Big Town – “Pontoon”
Love And Theft – “Angel Eyes”

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR: NEW ARTIST
Hunter Hayes – “Wanted”
Casey James – “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night”
Jana Kramer – “Why You Wanna”
Dustin Lynch – “Cowboys And Angels”
Kip Moore – “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck”

SONG OF THE YEAR
Trace Adkins – “Just Fishin” – Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill
Jason Aldean – “Fly Over States” – Michael Dulaney& Neil Thrasher
Jason Aldean – “Tattoos On This Town” – Michael Dulaney, Wendell Mobley &Neil Thrasher
Lee Brice – “A Woman Like You” – Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford & Jon Stone
Kenny Chesney w/Grace Potter – “You And Tequila” – Matraca Berg &Deana Carter
Eric Church – “Springsteen” – Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell
Ronnie Dunn – “Cost Of Livin” – Phillip Coleman& Ronnie Dunn
Toby Keith – “Red Solo Cup” – Will Hoge & Eric Paslay
Tim McGraw – “Better Than I Used To Be” – Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Brad Warren & Brett Warren
Eli Young Band – “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” – Ashley Gorley & Bryan Simpson

TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Lady Antebellum
Zac Brown Band
Kenny Chesney / Tim McGraw
Eric Church
Rascal Flatts
Toby Keith
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Taylor Swift

Källa



Kategori / Event /

AMA nominering

I år har Lady Antebellum blivit nominerade till AMA award. De är nominerade till favorite band i kategorin country.
Hillary har redan tackat fansen på twitter!
Ska vi göra så att hon tackar oss igen genom att rösta på dem? Här kan ni rösta!
 
Källa
 
De vinner Country Band of the year 2010
 
 
Här har du vunnit i samma kategori 2011.
Det betyder att om de vinner detta år så har de vunnit samma pris 3 år i rad.
 


Kategori / Event /

Charles Kelleys hus

Taste of Country har under helgen haft en liten gissningstäving där de lägger ut en bild på en kändis hus och man ska gissa vem det är. Charles hus var bland annat med och idag när resultaten kom ut fick man reda på vilket som var hans.
 


Kategori / Övrigt /

Konsert bilder från Syndey

Nu har Ladyantebellum.com laddat upp nya HQ bilder från deras 3 sista konsert som höll hus i Sydney.
Nu är we own the night turneen slut och de är påväg hem till Nashville för att jobba på deras sjärde album.
 


Kategori / Konserter & Uppträdanden / Övrigt /

Webisode Wednesday 219

Nu har äntligen ett nytt Webisode wednesday kommit upp på YouTube.
I detta avsnitt får vi hänga med under deras tour i Australien.
Take a look!
 
 


Kategori / Webisode Wednesday / Övrigt /

Meet and greet in Sydney

 


Kategori / Konserter & Uppträdanden / Övrigt /

Dave vill inte lämna Australien!



Kategori / Sociala medier /

Tillsammans med Pink på X Factor



Kategori / Sociala medier /

Live DVD release

Nu har det kommit upp mer information om deras Live DVD!
Den kommer ut den 4 december och kommer finnas som vanlig DVD och BlueRay.
Det tråkiga är att den endast släpps inom USA och Kanada.
Den kommer släppas World Wide i början av 2013.
DVD kommer innehålla en av deras We own the night konserter som blev filmad i Little Rock. Det kommer även finnas extra matrial som tex hur de bildade bandet, vad som händer on the road och massa sådant skoj.
 
Källa


Kategori / Nyheter & Media / Övrigt /

Intervju med Music Row

En ny upplagt intervju med Lady A har kommit upp på webben men den verkar vara gjord innan de åkte till Australien.
Men de pratar om mycket annat, såsom Europa och deras fjärde uppkommande album.
 

MR: Are you excited about Australia?
Hillary: We went for the first time last year with Keith Urban. He took us to open for him, which was such an amazing way to see the country. It was awesome to be able to be there with him and meet his fans, and now we’re going back headlining.

MR: Who are you taking with you?
Charles: It’s actually going to be local acts. Our manager had a really cool idea of picking a couple local acts there, so we’re excited about that. We didn’t know what to expect as far as ticket sales. We opened up first nights and they all sold out so we’re doing multiple nights in each place. We’re doing three nights at Sydney Opera House so that’s going to be a big moment for us.

MR: You had to open up extra dates in Europe as well, right?
Charles: It was pretty wild. Again, we didn’t know what to expect going over and doing a full-fledged tour and the response was amazing. There were definitely certain pockets where it was really strong. I didn’t realize Ireland was going to be that great. We did two nights in Dublin; I can’t wait to go back there. Can’t wait to get back to Scotland.
Dave: The London show we had to actually get a bigger place. We’ve been surprised by how many people have been reached by our music around the world. Keith was great in introducing us to Canada and Australia. We opened for him in both countries and are lucky now to be able to go back on our own.

MR: How did the European tour stack up against your expectations?
Hillary: The fact that our music has traveled so far is the most humbling feeling. Our show is going to be a little different from the standpoint of production because getting everything we had here in the States and Canada all the way over to Australia and Europe [wasn’t feasible].

MR: Were there any standout moments from the last few months of touring?
Dave: For Europe, the meet and greets. A lot of the fans were literally crying to meet us. They were so appreciative of us coming that far. We had one girl at one of our shows come from Brazil…
Hillary: That was in Germany…
Dave: …because that was the easiest way for her to see us. When you’re talking to someone and they’re in tears, thanking you for your music and for traveling, it makes you want to keep playing these places. That was a standout for me.
Hillary: Everyone shared a personal story as to why our music had impacted them. That’s the ultimate compliment; that’s way bigger than us.
Dave: Also from London, I can’t leave out our show where we got to open up for Bruce Springsteen in Hyde Park.

MR: I have that next on my list of things to ask about…
Hillary: We got to meet him!
Dave: He talked to us for 15 minutes. A lot of times you meet other artists or people you look up to and shake their hand, say ‘hi’ and, ‘cool, nice to meet you.’ But he just started talking and dove into the first time he was playing and touring internationally back in the 70s. He was trying to encourage us to keep touring internationally, which is something I’ll never forget. I mean, I never would have forgotten what he said anyway. But he blew us away.
Charles: I was too busy looking at his sunglasses and how cool he is…
Hillary: [He was] the epitome of a class act. You have the opportunity to meet people you look up to and have really admired, and sometimes it’s a little disappointing. With him it was not. It was everything you could ever dream of wanting to have in the experience of meeting one of your heroes. He’s just the real deal. I was a huge fan before, but now, Bruce all the way.

MR: Springsteen has become this important touchstone for country songwriters. Do you guys find yourselves drawing on him for inspiration?
Charles: He was very descriptive in his writing. It was like, how do you take a simple subject and have a way that we all can put ourselves in that moment? When he’s talking about those moments of childhood and high school and racing down the road, and you put yourself in that spot. Writers like him and Kristofferson, they just have a way of saying something very simply, very poetically. I’ve heard Bruce is a fan of a lot of Country music because Country is great about telling a story. It’s not just about the melody, it’s about the lyrics. His music is, the core of it is the lyrics…
Hillary: I wonder if he likes “Springsteen”
Charles: The Eric Church song?
Dave: I think he heard it.

MR: I think he gave it his stamp of approval.
Hillary: You think about for our parents, and us who have grown to love Bruce—I wasn’t born when became the star that he is. That’s the soundtrack to a lot of our lives. It’s ingrained in who you are and in your character because you grew up with it.

MR: Do you have any rituals to prepare you for a show?
Charles: Woodford Reserve [laughs]. Actually, we played a lot of ping pong this year. This was the tour of ping pong.
Dave: “The year of the pong.”
Charles: Dave and I called ourselves ‘The Dynasty.’ We were on a doubles team together and it got really intense.

MR: Who were you playing?
Charles: The band and crew.
Hillary: It was no girls allowed…
Charles: Everybody had their own teams. Dave and I were a team, we recognized each others’ strengths and weaknesses and it worked really well. I have to say, we had the best record out on the tour so that’s something to be proud of.
Hillary: No one’s here to counter that.

MR: So if your crew and band members beat you in a game, do they get in trouble?
Dave: We threaten them with flights home, docked pay…
Charles: A couple times it did look like they were throwing some games…
Hillary: They just want you to feel good about yourself.

MR: What’s the dynamic like for when you’re on the road? Do you each fall into a role?
Dave: We always travel on the same tour bus and have different things we allow each other to take the reins on. It’s a laundry list of stuff.
Charles: Dave–the instrumentation side of it. I’ll maybe plan on how we should pace it out and what songs should go where and talk where. Hillary was really big from a production standpoint on what was visually going to be coming out, the lights, where we were going to walk. Everybody took their leads and it worked out great that way.
Hillary: On the road here in the States we got into a routine where Charles would go play golf and Dave would be in the studio working on a demo of a song and I would be out with the dog or something. We got into our own little routines. In Europe, we were thrown out of what we were used to and gravitated toward each other. We had so much fun. We went out to the bar together after a show and had a Guinness. We were close before, but Europe was such a sweet time because we really talked and reconnected.

MR: Did getting out of that routine inspire some ideas for the new album?
Hillary: We dreamed and brainstormed, that’s what we talked about.
Charles: For me, it was noticing what songs were globally the songs people could relate to, the kind of universal truths. ‘I Run To You’ was one of those songs wherever we went—like opening for Bruce Springsteen, people were ready for him and that was obvious…
Hillary: They kept screaming [his name] and I thought we were getting booed.
Dave: [laughing] Rookies!
Charles: [The fans] were great, but one of the songs I could tell everyone was really grooving on was ‘I Run To You.’ I love the combination of that driving beat and universal lyric so we focused on a lot of that. This new record, I keep calling it our ‘roll down the windows’ record because it’s definitely more tempo-driven and organic. I think it is one of those records, when people get it, [that] will hopefully be a little bit of a surprise if they’ve heard our last two records. Our last two records were pretty intense and this one will be a little more…
Hillary: Lighthearted.
Charles: Lighthearted… It will still have some intense and lyrically-driven songs but is definitely more live show-oriented.
Hillary: Depth to the lyrics but not as dramatic.
Charles: Less drama.
Dave: Drama-free.

MR: No more drama?
Charles: [laughing] Don’t worry, there’s still going to be a couple of drama songs.
Hillary: There always are, but definitely fewer.

MR: What else can you tell me about the project?
Charles: The last record we used a lot of loops, a lot of big string instrumentation. Most of the stuff we’re using was just the instruments that were just tracked, less overdubs. Just let the songs speak for themselves. We spent more time picking songs.
Hillary: …and we don’t know where it will end up but we’ve cut more outside songs already for this record than we ever have. It’s not that we haven’t written a lot, because we have, but we’re searching and we’re going to find the right songs.
Charles: Trying to find songs that are a bit of a departure. Still familiar, but maybe a road we haven’t been down. A little more tempo-driven. That’s the main thing.

MR: Have you chosen all the songs?
Dave: About halfway. This is the one time where we truly don’t have a deadline.
Charles: And it won’t go out until it’s ready.
Dave: We’re going to wait—spend the rest of the year, go in next year, spend the right amount of time it takes to get the right songs.

MR: What’s the process like for you finding and writing songs? How do you know you’ve found the right one?
Charles: All different ways. We’re in constant contact with our producer and manager, playing for our wives and band. When you start noticing the same thing, it’s like ‘That’s a special song.’ You start hearing it over and over again and honing in on that and going ‘Okay, now that’s the one.’ That kind of what happened with ‘Need You Now.’ We trust the team around us and believe in ourselves and want to make a well-rounded record. It’s creating a well-balanced piece of art.

MR: As you are recording this album and adding to your body of work, do you feel pressured to compete with your past success or can you shake it off and start fresh?
Hillary: I think we’d be lying if we said there wasn’t some on [2011's Own The Night], comparing to [2010's Need You Now]. You can only naturally do that, when the second record was the career-changer for us. Being one more record removed from it and having more experience onstage, we’re a lot more assured of who we are as artists and and as a band. We’re just going in with this pure excitement and joy because we have time to soak it all up. The last record happened so fast. We started recording, went out to the Grammys, had that crazy night [six wins, including Album of the Year] and then came home and said, ‘We’ve gotta get going.’ It was a lot of pressure and as much as we tried to not acknowledge, it was still looming. It was that big elephant in the room. With this record, we have time. We can push ourselves and continue to cultivate what we’re doing for as long as we want until it’s ready. There’s a lot of freedom in that and it’s exciting.

 



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