By Aaron Wagner
It’s crazy to think that 13 years ago, we were introduced to Lady Antebellum, or Lady A as they now go by.
In 2007, Lady A made their debut with their lead single “Love Don’t Live Here.”
The song was written by all three bandmates – Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and Dave Haywood.
It was a year where Rascal Flatts continued their dominance with no other real threat in the group category. 2007 CMA Nominees included Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town (many years before stardom), Dixie Chicks (trying to gain their stardom back), Emerson Drive (#1 hit “Moments”), and Alison Krauss and Union Station (no Top 30 hits).
But that would change with Lady A as they would usher in a fresh, new country sound with 2 of the 3 band members sharing lead vocals. A year later they were nominated for group of the year and two years later in 2009, they would win the CMA Group of the Year Award.
And they’ve continued their dominance ever since.
“Love Don’t Live Here” peaked at #3 on the charts and Lady A was off and running, becoming the flagship country group, taking over Rascal Flatts previous dominance.