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Lady Antebellum

This band is new on the scene and experiencing a crash course in fame 

Sitting on top of the music world

by Brian McCollum / (c) 2010, Detroit Free Press. Distributed by McClatchy-Tribune Information Services.

There's a lot to live up to when your first album rockets out of the gate to the top of the charts.For Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott, it meant taking a big breath, seeking wise counsel, making smart choices ... then heading right back to the top of the music world. 

After briefly commanding the heights with 2008's self-titled debut, the Nashville trio has landed firmly in the stratosphere. Need You Now was one of 2010's blockbuster albums. That's no small thanks to its title track, which dominated country and mainstream radio as the group's star blossomed.

"We've learned to work well in chaos," Scott says with a laugh.

The road to stardom

Scott was a 23-year-old newbie when Lady Antebellum hit the scene in 2008. [In an interview] that spring, she described a late-night scene at a Walmart where she burst into happy tears as she watched the group's disc get stocked on shelves.

"There's never going to be another time like this in our career," she gushed at the time. "We're soaking it up as much as we can."

There's been plenty to soak up. The ensuing two years brought a crash course in stardom to Scott and her group mates, co-vocalist Charles Kelley and guitarist Dave Haywood. The trio's ride has led it to the top of the pop charts, critics' A-lists and an inaugural headlining tour.

The group is an early hot pick in the upcoming Grammy sweepstakes, where analysts expect a strong run for record, song and even album of the year.

It was [last] February's Grammy show, in fact, that helped propel Need You Now into the greater pop consciousness after its lengthy run on the country side. The group's elegant rendition helped send the song to No. 2 on Billboard's Hot 100 en route to more than 4 million sold.

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