On May 7, Lady Antebellum will release its fourth studio album, Golden – and the title track, a honey-soaked love letter, was the last song Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood wrote for the record.
They invited Eric Pasley, a fellow Nashville artist and songwriter (Eli Young Band’s “Even if it Breaks Your Heart,” Love and Theft’s “Angel Eyes”) to write with them at Kelley’s home. After a couple false starts on other ideas, Kelley suggested they begin again from scratch: “I said, ‘Just start playing, and I’m gonna start mumbling some words over these melodies, and the song just started pouring out,” he says. “We probably wrote it in a couple of hours over a bottle of wine and delivery pizza. I think the good ones usually come fast like that. ‘Need You Now’ we wrote really quick. Once you find the inspiration” — in this case, their spouses and Scott’s new baby — “everybody’s just throwing out ideas.”
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