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Lady A: ‘Ocean Deluxe’ – Album Review

Lady A’s Ocean Deluxe Edition is available now, November 20th, everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a look below as we dig a little deeper into the release, which includes six brand new tracks.

Lady A Ocean Deluxe Album

Lady A’s Ocean Deluxe Album is available now, November 20th.

Lady A captivated fans with the release of their eighth studio album ‘Ocean’ last fall, and now the deluxe album is here! Featuring three new songs plus three reimagined tracks from the original record, the multi-platinum trio is excited to offer a new way for listeners to experience the project. 

“It’s crazy to think this album is only turning a year old because it has already been part of so many moments for us as a band,” Hillary Scott said in a press release earlier this month. “We wanted to share a couple of never-released tracks and put a spin on some others that have been fun to play around with during quarantine.”

The album’s lead single in 2019, “What If I Never Get Over You” skyrocketed to the top of the country airplay charts, becoming the band’s first number-one song since 2014. The deluxe version was recorded live from Nashville music venue, 3rd and Lindsley. The at-home version of ‘Let It Be Love’ is beautifully simple with only piano accompaniment. 

‘Champagne Night’, the single that came from NBC’s Songland, is new to the project but not to listeners. The deluxe album features both the original song and a tiki bar version that will seemingly transport you from your house straight to an imaginary beach. 

The two brand new tracks, ‘Heroes’ and ‘Underwater’ match the pure harmonies and deep lyrics that made Ocean such a departure from the trio’s more recent sound. ‘Heroes’ featuring fellow BMLG recording artist, Thomas Rhett is a homage to the country legends we have lost. 

“All of my heroes have died / but lord may they rest in peace / oh so here’s to the songs that will always live on / from now until eternity”

Band member Charles Kelley sings the melody line in ‘Underwater’, a haunting ballad about relying on those we love to pull us through. 

“Hear the silence / hear them screaming / you’re the only one who can hear it / I’m a whisper / I’m a secret / and you’re the only one who can keep it / you just know me like you know nobody else can / you just understand me underwater”

One thing that country music fans can rely on during these trying times is that their favorite artists continue to write, record, and release some incredible music that we can all lean on.

Ocean Deluxe Edition Track Listing

  1. “What If I Never Get Over You” (Sam Ellis, Jon Green, Ryan Hurd, Laura Veltz)
  2. “Pictures” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sarah Buxton, Corey Crowder)
  3. “Crazy Love” (Charles Kelley, Nathan Chapman)
  4. “You Can Do You” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Corey Crowder, Jordan Schmidt)
  5. “What I’m Leaving For” (Sam Ellis, Micah Rayan Premnath, Laura Veltz)
  6. “Be Patient With My Love” (Charles Kelley, Dave Barnes, Ben West) 
  7. “Alright” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Justin Ebach)
  8. “Let It Be Love” (Hillary Scott, Jordan Reynolds, Amy Wadge)
  9. “On A Night Like This” (Dave Barnes)
  10. “Boots” (Charles Kelley, Ross Copperman)
  11. “The Thing That Wrecks You” feat. Little Big Town (Daniel Tashian, Tenille Townes, Kate York)
  12. “Mansion” (Chris DeStefano, Hillary Lindsey, Josh Miller)
  13. “Ocean” (Tofer Brown, Sarah Buxton, Abe Stoklasa)
  14. “Heroes” ** feat. Thomas Rhett (Charles Kelley, Thomas Rhett, Julian Bunetta, Sean Douglas, Jesse Frasure, Joe London)
  15. “Champagne Night” ** (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Patricia Conroy, Ester Dean, Andrew DeRoberts, Tina Annette Gemza, Shane McAnally, Madeline Rae Merlo, Ryan Tedder, Dave Thomson)
  16. “Underwater” ** (Jon Green, Corey Sanders, Laura Veltz)
  17. “Let It Be Love (At Home Version)” ** (produced by Dave Haywood)
  18. “Champagne Night (Tiki Bar Version)” ** (produced by Dave Haywood and Dave Thomson)
  19. “What If I Never Get Over You (Live from 3rd and Lindsley)” ** (Produced by Lady A)**New Tracks 

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Ocean Deluxe is available everywhere you buy or stream music now. Check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Lady Antebellum Cancels 2020 Ocean Tour

As summer shows and tours are canceled or postponed throughout the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lady Antebellum‘s Ocean 2020 Tour with special guests Jake Owen & Maddie and Tae, becomes the latest to post an update. Unfortunately, the entire tour has been canceled.

“We dream about the day we can step back on stage, see all your faces and hear all of your voices singing back to us. Y’all are the reason we do what we do and we find peace knowing that it will be even more special once we get through this together – and we will. While we don’t have future plans to share just yet, we are working with our team around the clock to figure out when and how we can safely get on the road to see all of you. Until then, we’re going to continue to find ways to keep the music playing and stay connected with you.⁣,” The group wrote in an Instagram post shared above.

Ticket holders will receive an e-mail in the coming days regarding refund options.

For more information visit, ladyantebellum.com.

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Lady Antebellum’s Ocean 2020 ORIGINAL Tour Dates:
with Jake Owen & Maddie and Tae

5/21/2020  Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
5/22/2020  Phoenix, AZ – Ak- Chin Pavilion
5/23/2020  San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/28/2020  Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
5/29/2020  Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
5/30/2020  Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
6/13/2020  Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
6/14/2020  Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
6/18/2020  Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
6/19/2020  Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
6/20/2020  Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
6/25/2020  Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
6/26/2020  Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
6/27/2020  Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
7/10/2020  Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
7/16/2020  Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/17/2020  Pittsburgh, PA
7/18/2020  Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
7/23/2020  Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
7/24/2020  Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
7/25/2020  Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek
7/31/2020  Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
8/01/2020  Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp
8/02/2020  West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheater
8/06/2020  Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
8/07/2020  Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/08/2020  Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/15/2020  St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/16/2020  Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/21/2020  Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
8/22/2020  Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/27/2020  Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
8/28/2020  Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
8/29/2020  Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
9/04/2020  Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
9/05/2020  Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
9/06/2020  Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
9/10/2020  Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Bowling Arena
9/11/2020  Southaven, MS – Landers Center
9/12/2020  Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

 

 

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Lady Antebellum Release “Champagne Night” from NBC’s Songland

Champagne Night

At a time when most TV shows are on hiatus, the return on NBC’s hit show, Songland was a welcome change, especially for music lovers. The reality series, which had a successful season one last year, gives songwriters the chance to pitch songs directly to a guest artist. After a workshop period in which each songwriter teams up with one of the show’s three legendary producers, Ryan Tedder, Shane McAnally, and Ester Dean, the guest artist chooses which song they want to record and release. 

Songland, which features artists from all genres, kicked off season two with country trio Lady Antebellum. The Grammy-winning group was presented with four songs and in the end, chose an upbeat track called, “Champagne Night”. The song was written by Madeline Merlo with the help of mentor and producer McAnally and Lady A group members, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood. 

Champange Night

SONGLAND — “Lady Antebellum” — Pictured: (l-r) Ryan Tedder, Lady Antebellum, Shane McAnally, Ester Dean — (Photo by Trae Patton/NBC)

Lady Antebellum released the song and accompanying music video after the show’s broadcast. Given the fast tempo, summer feel and funky vibes, “Champagne Night” is sure to be a crowd favorite next time the trio hits the road.

“Raise them plastic cups to a life of luxury c’est la vie on a Friday / We get dressed up in a blue jean tux and we go where we don’t hear the highway / Don’t need doubles and bubbles to get in all kinds of trouble out in the country / Don’t need a crystal chandelier to have a real good time / We’re drinking beer on a champagne night”

Previous country stars featured on Songland include Kelsea Ballerini and Old Dominion. Florida Georgia Line and Martina McBride are set to appear later in season two.

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“Champagne Night” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Lady Antebellum Lyrics to Use As Instagram Captions

We’re still loving Lady Antebellum’s new album, Ocean, and we can’t wait for their summer tour. In the meantime, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the group’s best lyrics for all of your Instagram caption needs.

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Check out some of our favorite lyrics below:

1.”Hey bartender, pour ’em hot tonight/ ‘Til the party and the music and the truth collide.” – Bartender

2. “What if I never get over?/ What if I never get closure?/ What if I never get back all the wasted words I told ya?/ What if it never gets better?/ What if this lasts forever and ever and ever?” – What If I Never Get Over You?

3. “Oh I miss those days as the years go by/ Oh nothing’s sweeter than summertime/ And American honey.” – American Honey

4. “But it was perfect/ I never will forget/ When we owned the night/ Yeah, we owned the night.” – We Owned the Night

5. “Go ‘head and dance if you want to/ Order up another round We all got something that we’re going through/ But we ain’t gotta worry ’bout it now.” – You Can Do You

6. “It’s a quarter after one, I’m a little drunk, and I need you now/ Said I wouldn’t call but I lost all control and I need you now.” – Need You Now

7. “And when it all starts coming undone/ Baby you’re the only one I run to/ I run to you” – I Run to You

8. “So let your heart sweetheart be your compass when you’re lost/ And you should follow it wherever it may go” – Compass

9. “This ain’t nothing/ Nothing but a goodbye town/ These streets are only bringing me down/ Gotta find a way to finally get out/ Out of this goodbye town” – Goodbye Town

10. “You look good, so fresh, so fine/ You look good, got everybody watching you like cameras in Hollywood/ Baby you look good” – You Look Good

Lady Antebellum will bring their Ocean tour with Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae to PNC Bank Arts Center on June 13, Xfinity Theatre in Hartford, CT on June 14, and Jones Beach on August 7.

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Lady Antebellum OCEAN 2020 Tour with Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae

Ocean 2020 Tour

We had a feeling that 2020 was going to bring some great concert announcements and to kick things off nice and early in the year, Lady Antebellum just announced the OCEAN 2020 Tour to support their latest album, Ocean. Along for the duration of the nationwide trek is Jake Owen as direct support and Maddie and Tae as openers. The tour launches on May 21st in Albuquerque, NM at the Isleta Amphitheater and this run will conclude at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Making a stop at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre on August 7th.

The trio filmed a hilarious video with Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae from Santa’s Pub trying to decide on which cover song they would all come together to perform on the tour. Watch the hilarious karaoke-style video below.

“After our Vegas residency and working on this record for the past year we are itching to get back out on the road and see how the fans gravitate to some of the deeper cuts off of OCEAN,” Charles Kelley said in a press release. “We’ve missed those huge crowd sing-alongs and we are looking forward to having Jake Owen and Maddie & Tae light up the stage every night. May can’t come fast enough.”

OCEAN 2020 TOUR Dates:
5/21/2020  Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
5/22/2020  Phoenix, AZ – Ak- Chin Pavilion
5/23/2020  San Diego, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
5/28/2020  Sacramento, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
5/29/2020  Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
5/30/2020  Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
6/13/2020  Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
6/14/2020  Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
6/18/2020  Gilford, NH – Bank of NH Pavilion
6/19/2020  Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
6/20/2020  Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
6/25/2020  Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
6/26/2020  Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
6/27/2020  Atlanta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
7/10/2020  Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
7/16/2020  Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
7/17/2020  Pittsburgh, PA
7/18/2020  Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
7/23/2020  Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
7/24/2020  Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
7/25/2020  Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park @ Walnut Creek
7/31/2020  Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
8/01/2020  Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amp
8/02/2020  West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheater
8/06/2020  Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
8/07/2020  Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
8/08/2020  Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
8/15/2020  St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/16/2020  Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
8/21/2020  Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
8/22/2020  Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/27/2020  Rogers, AR – Walmart AMP
8/28/2020  Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
8/29/2020  Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
9/04/2020  Philadelphia, PA – BB&T Pavilion
9/05/2020  Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
9/06/2020  Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
9/10/2020  Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Bowling Arena
9/11/2020  Southaven, MS – Landers Center
9/12/2020  Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena

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NYCS First Impression: Lady Antebellum ‘Ocean’

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When Lady Antebellum released “What If I Never Get Over You” as the first single off their then-untitled new album, it was clear that something had shifted within the group’s sound and dynamic. Gone were the horns and funky beats of recent releases. In the place of gimmicks and trend-chasing were the pure harmonies and deep lyrics that the group had initially become known for. While the trio may have lost their way a bit over the years, Ocean (released today, November 15), shows them righting their course.

Ocean marks the trio’s first release on Big Machine Label Group and represents a seismic sonic shift to the sound that made Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood one of Nashville’s hottest acts. “There’s this theme of returning to the core of who we are — as writers, vocalists, and people — that came out in each of these songs,” Haywood said in a statement. “Our time in the studio with Dann (Huff) had an excitement that felt like we were making our first album all over again.”

While the overall sound of Ocean hearkens back to the heyday of Lady A., there’s also growth and maturity to the lyrics here. No longer are they three single kids, trying to make a name in Nashville. Today, they’re each married with kids of their own. They’ve struggled with real life issues, released solo projects, and have grown as people, all of which is evidenced on this album. Notably, “Crazy Love” tells the tale of a relationship that shouldn’t have survived, but has, thanks to crazy love. “You were reckless on that day you took my hand/ But you, you could see right through the boy and see a man/ And here I stand/ Thank God for you/ Thank God for us/ Thank God for crazy love.”

Likewise, “What I’m Leaving For” tells the tale of parents struggling with the travel required of their jobs. “Got my bags packed/ Got my ticket/ Got a heartache to go with it,” Scott sings here, while they hope their children understand the reasons why they’re always leaving. Lady A promises big things for their children on this bittersweet track, as they embrace their duality as performers and parents. “I wore out the demo for this song,” recalled Haywood in a recent press release. “I immediately related to it. It’s so hard stepping away from your family the way we do, and that song is such a great, beautiful way of articulating what we’re out here doing this for – our families, and those that we love us, too. This song is a beautiful picture of that push and pull of our journey.”

Lady A picks things up on the previously-released “Boots” and “You Can Do You,” the latter of which celebrates the ways people blow off steam in Nashville. On the stomping up-tempo, Kelley takes lead, proclaiming “It don’t matter where you come from/ Which side of the county line/ We’re all here/ Searching for a good time.”

Love and relationships are still a prominent theme on the album, taking different forms on the bittersweet “Pictures,” the inspiring “Let It Be Love,” and the lush “Be Patient with My Love.” There’s also a new take on “On A Night Like This,” originally recorded by singer-songwriter, Dave Barnes. Here, Lady Antebellum’s harmonies and plush arrangement wrap around you like a warm blanket, convincing you that on a night like this, you could most certainly fall in love.

One of the album’s most arresting tracks is “The Thing That Wrecks You,” featuring Little Big Town, and written by Daniel Tashian, Tenille Townes, and Kate York. If you want harmonies, they’re in abundance here, as LBT and Lady A create something ethereal and magical. If you’re wondering what heaven might sound like, we expect that it’s something like the chorus of “The Thing That Wrecks You,” as the new power group join vocal forces. This is basically the musical equivalent of the Avengers, and we’re here for as many sequels as they’d like to make.

The album concludes with its title track, “Ocean,” a lush and theatrical ballad that shows the group at its finest. Scott takes lead, Haywood plays piano and Kelley offers stirring background vocals. “It’s such a cinematic and theatrical melody with a message that became the cornerstone of this record for us,” Scott said in a press release. “Ocean is all of the things that we think and feel when we hear the word. This album is immersed in life stories about barely keeping your head above water all the way to those times that make you feel like everything is smooth sailing.”

For Lady Antebellum, Ocean reflects a much-needed return to its roots. The group’s reinvigoration is evident here, and much like the ocean itself, the album’s tracks come at you in waves. Some will hit you hard, some will just be fun, and some will absolutely sweep you away.

NYCountry Swag Picks:
1. The Thing That Wrecks You
2. You Can Do You
3. What I’m Leaving For

Lady Antebellum, Ocean Track List:

1. “What If I Never Get Over You” (Sam Ellis, Jon Green, Ryan Hurd, Laura Veltz)
2. “Pictures” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sarah Buxton, Corey Crowder)
3. “Crazy Love” (Charles Kelley, Nathan Chapman)
4. “You Can Do You” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Corey Crowder, Jordan Schmidt)
5. “What I’m Leaving For” (Sam Ellis, Micah Premnath, Laura Veltz)
6. “Be Patient With My Love” (Charles Kelley, Dave Barnes, Ben West)
7. “Alright” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Busbee, Justin Ebach)
8. “Let It Be Love” (Hillary Scott, Jordan Reynolds, Amy Wadge)
9. “On a Night Like This” (Dave Barnes)
10. “Boots” (Charles Kelley, Ross Copperman)
11. “The Thing That Wrecks You” feat. Little Big Town (Daniel Tashian, Tenille Townes, Kate York)
12. “Mansion” (Chris DeStefano, Hillary Lindsey, Josh Miller)
13. “Ocean” (Tofer Brown, Sarah Buxton, Abe Stoklasa)

To keep up with Lady Antebellum, follow them on  TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

Ocean is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Lady Antebellum Release Emotional Track “What I’m Leaving For”

Fresh off their Vegas residency “Our Kind Of Vegas” seven-time Grammy-winning band Lady Antebellum released their new song, “What I’m Leaving For” off their upcoming album Ocean slated for release next month. The song is about leaving their family when they go on the road and how good it feels to come back home. As described in a press release, it’s a “universal message of making sacrifices for the people you love.”

This is reflected perfectly in the song, with imagery as vibrant as a memory-lane montage. Written by hit-makers Laura Veltz, Micah Rayan, and Sam Ellis, it’s as poignant as it is sweet and hopeful. “And it kills me that I gotta go/couldn’t do it if I didn’t know/That every time I’m walking out that door/You know what I’m leaving for”.

“I wore out the demo for this song,” recalled Dave Haywood in a recent press release. “I immediately related to it. It’s so hard stepping away from your family the way we do, and that song is such a great, beautiful way of articulating what we’re out here doing this for – our families, and those that we love us, too. This song is a beautiful picture of that push and pull of our journey.”

The music video, which was also released this past Friday (Oct 25) features home movies and personal photos from each of the band’s families, including images of all six of the kids. Watching Hilary, Dave and Charles interact with their children and their spouses in the accompanying visual brings the lyrics to life.

Every track off the band’s upcoming eighth studio album that has been released thus far is vulnerable and honest. Even on tracks that the trio didn’t write, the music is so honest to who Lady A is as a band. Out of the four singles released, this is a standout.

Their new album, Ocean, is out Friday, November 15th. Make sure to watch the CMAs, Wednesday, November 13th, to see if they take home the Vocal Group of the Year award.

To keep up with Lady Antebellum, follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“What I’m Leaving For” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our “New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Fire, Police and Military Departments across the country. A portion of sales from each purchase is donated to different foundations that support our heroes. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice.

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Lady Antebellum Release Another Track From Upcoming Album, “Boots”

Lady Antebellum Boots

With just weeks left until the November 15th release of their debut album with Big Machine Label Group, Ocean, Lady Antebellum has released yet another preview track, “Boots.” Co-written by Charles Kelley and Ross Copperman (“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16,” “Love Ain’t”, “Get Along”), the track is a rocking uptempo to contrast with the album’s other previously released tracks.

“Boots” continues the theme of Lady A’s return to its musical roots, sounding easily like a track that could’ve appeared on one of the group’s earliest albums. Sonically, the song is remnant of the group’s earliest hits, including “Love Don’t Live Here.”

Led by Kelley’s raspy growl, the song tells the tale of a pair of boots that “took a while to find their place/ but you know they’re here to stay.” His voice is only complemented here by Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood’s harmonies, but the song is Kelley’s moment to shine. The Lady A frontman professes his love and devotion to the woman in his life through a tale of two boots, singing “Yeah, these boots, never walkin’ out on you/ They ain’t got no more running left to do.”

Accompanying the song, the trio released a simple video that shows them in the studio alongside producers, writers, and musicians. They enlisted a bevy of Nashville’s biggest names on Ocean, including Sarah Buxton, Corey Crowder, Chris DeStefano, Hillary Lindsey, and more. The album will also feature a highly-anticipated collaboration with Little Big Town.

The release of “Boots” comes on the heels of buzzed about tracks, including the theatric “What If I Never Get Over You,” the bittersweet “Pictures,” and the album’s title track, the lush and melodic, “Ocean.” We are counting down the days until release day of Ocean, and we’re excited to add “Boots” to our playlist!

To keep up with Lady Antebellum, follow them on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook. Their new album, Ocean, is available for pre-order at all digital retailers.

“Boots” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Lady Antebellum Release “Ocean” and Announce Next Studio Album

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Opening with a stirring and solo piano melody, Lady Antebellum’s “Ocean” immediately sweeps listeners away. Much like the tide, the song ebbs and flows musically, cresting over the piano and the group’s unmatched harmonies. Featuring Hillary Scott on lead vocals and Dave Haywood on piano, the song is a lush and harmonic, showing the trio shining in its simplicity.

“It’s such a cinematic and theatrical melody with a message that became the cornerstone of this record for us,” Scott said in a press release. “Ocean is all of the things that we think and feel when we hear the word. This album is immersed in life stories about barely keeping your head above water all the way to those times that make you feel like everything is smooth sailing.”

The song, written by Tofer Brown, Sarah Buxton, and Abe Stoklasa, would not have sounded out of place on Scott’s solo project, Love Remains. “Here you are / Next to me / So much beauty at my feet,” She sings. “All I want to do is swim / But the waves keep crashing in / No I’m not afraid to drown / Take me out, take me down / I’m so tired of the shore / Let me in / Baby you’re an ocean / Beautiful and blue / I want to swim in you.”

Today, Scott, Haywood, and Charles Kelley announced their forthcoming album, also titled Ocean, due out November 15. The album marks the band’s first full-length release with Big Machine Label Group. It also marks their first collaboration with famed Nashville producer Dann Huff. “There’s this theme of returning to the core of who we are — as writers, vocalists, and people — that came out in each of these songs,” Haywood said in a statement. “Our time in the studio with Dann had an excitement that felt like we were making our first album all over again.”

Ocean features a bevy of Nashville’s hottest songwriters, including Ryan Hurd, Sarah Buxton, Dave Barnes, Corey Crowder and more. The record will also feature a collaboration with Little Big Town, written by Daniel Tashian, Tenille Townes, and Kate York. Skip straight to track eleven for that highly-anticipated track, “The Thing That Wrecks You.”

Lady Antebellum, Ocean Track List:

1. “What If I Never Get Over You” (Sam Ellis, Jon Green, Ryan Hurd, Laura Veltz)
2. “Pictures” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sarah Buxton, Corey Crowder)
3. “Crazy Love” (Charles Kelley, Nathan Chapman)
4. “You Can Do You” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Corey Crowder, Jordan Schmidt)
5. “What I’m Leaving For” (Sam Ellis, Micah Premnath, Laura Veltz)
6. “Be Patient With My Love” (Charles Kelley, Dave Barnes, Ben West)
7. “Alright” (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Busbee, Justin Ebach)
8. “Let It Be Love” (Hillary Scott, Jordan Reynolds, Amy Wadge)
9. “On a Night Like This” (Dave Barnes)
10. “Boots” (Charles Kelley, Ross Copperman)
11. “The Thing That Wrecks You” feat. Little Big Town (Daniel Tashian, Tenille Townes, Kate York)
12. “Mansion” (Chris DeStefano, Hillary Lindsey, Josh Miller)
13. “Ocean” (Tofer Brown, Sarah Buxton, Abe Stoklasa)

To keep up with Lady Antebellum, follow them on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook. Their new album, Ocean, is available for pre-order at all digital retailers.

“Ocean” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Lady Antebellum Depict A Not So Perfect Relationship in “Pictures”

Lady Antebellum Pictures

Award-winning country trio, Lady Antebellum debuted their newest song, “Pictures” earlier this morning and it comes at a time where picture-perfect lives broadcasted on social media are usually quite different from reality.

The “Need You Now” singers sculpt a couple who advertise a flawless relationship through the lens of a camera, and the eyes of everyone around them, but disguise their complications experienced behind closed doors well. The relationship has since ended, but this couple looks back at the pictures and realizes how happy they look in them, but that wasn’t always the case. This bluesy, breezy slow jam projects vulnerability but leaves fans swaying while Scott sings lead and Kelley harmonizes:

“Yeah, we sure looked happy in pictures / The camera doesn’t show the way it hurt / No, that ain’t the way I remember it happening / In between the flashes it was sad, it was tragic / Yeah, we sure looked happy in pictures,” they sing in the chorus.  The song details specific photographed events then painfully recalling the feelings endured off-screen. “There’s one on my phone that I can’t erase / But you’d never know by the smile on my face / That inside I was dying, later that night I’d be crying / The last one before ‘goodbye’, they sing. “No photo evidence, not a single proof / Of all the hell we went through.”

This slow jam comes shortly after the release of “What If I Never Get Over You” and it is the second song released from a forthcoming album, details unannounced.

To keep up with Lady Antebellum follow them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

“Pictures” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more recently released music here on our “New Country Music” playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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