Lady Antebellum 'dial back' for Golden sound
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (REUTERS) - Lady Antebellum are growing up and getting sassy with their fourth studio album, Golden, embracing a stripped-down sound to showcase their vocal strength as they prepare for an upcoming tour with a baby on board.
The country band, formed by vocalists Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and guitarist Dave Haywood in Nashville, Tennessee, released its latest album this week, which saw band members drawing on their live tour experiences.
"When we went into the studio we wanted the new record to have that live band sound and we wanted it to be different from the last record," Haywood told Reuters.
The trio, who have picked up seven Grammy awards since their debut self-titled album in 2008 and have become a strong force in the cross-over between country music and pop music, hoped fans would hear a new side to the Lady Antebellum sound.