Lady Antebellum‘s second album, Need You Now, gradually built from modest Nashville success to bona fide cross-genre phenomenon.
How big was Need? Sure, the numbers tell the tale (three chart-topping singles, three million copies sold, five Grammys), but the truly impressive stat is that the title track was such a massive hit that the band played it on the Grammy Awards telecast two years in a row.
So what will they do for an encore? The band just announced that their third album will be called Own the Night (presumably, it won’t have anything to do with this terrible Mark Wahlberg movie) and will be released on September 13. The first single “Just a Kiss” has already been unleashed (it debuted on American Idol and entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number seven), with more to come.
The trick for Lady Antebellum will be avoiding the dreaded sophomore slump (sure, it’s their third album, but the first one since they became a household name). So how should they do it? READ FULL STORY »