Lady A Sets Release Date

Lady Antebellum announced today (6/7) that their third Capitol Nashville studio album Own The Night will be released on Sept. 13, 2011. It’s the first major album release date set for the fourth quarter, hoping to score with holiday shoppers.

The project’s lead single “Just A Kiss” is the trio’s fastest rising single to date, climbing into the Top 15 on Billboard’s Country Singles chart in five weeks.

Own The Night follows the band’s monster sophomore release Need You Now. Since debuting in January 2010, that album has sold over five million copies worldwide, spawned three multi-week No. 1 hits (“Need You Now,” “American Honey,” “Our Kind of Love”), taken home five Grammys, and a dozen other trophies.

“We took more time to write and record this record than we’ve ever done before,” says Charles Kelley. “I remember looking at Hillary and Dave at the Grammy’s this year, on the wildest night of our lives, and saying ‘this is amazing…we’ll never get to experience a moment like this again, but now we have to go home and get to work.'”

“And that’s exactly what we did,” adds Dave Haywood. “We packed up and flew home from LA, cleared our calendar of everything and went into rehearsal with the musicians. I love that part of recording…taking the songs we’ve written and bringing them to life with these musicians who are so incredibly talented.”

“One of our favorite songs on the new record is called ‘We Owned The Night,’ which is about a special once-in-a-lifetime moment, and we thought that naming the album around that same sentiment was really appropriate,” says Hillary Scott. “It’s also about the experience we want to create every night in concert for our fans…together, we own the night!”

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