Funny how little things from youth get etched into your memory: fleeting encounters take on unparalleled significance, and seizing the moment is your only option. You eventually grow up and move on, but little reminders will always transport you back to something that seemed perfect.
That’s the feeling captured in Lady Antebellum’s “We Owned The Night,” which is now the CountryBreakout Chart’s new No. 1 song. Written by group members Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley with songwriting all-star Dallas Davidson, the tune recalls a short fling from the past and the lasting impression it created. “We Owned The Night” is the second single (and sort of title track) from the trio’s third album Own The Night (Capitol Records), produced by Paul Worley. It’s still a young single at 12 weeks old, but it’s clearly a potent one.
Lady Antebellum has of course “owned” just about everything else in the past couple years, from winning numerous CMA and ACM honors to practically sweeping the 2010 Grammy Awards. Their second album Need You Now has sold over five million copies worldwide, and they will be honored as one of CMT’s five Artists of the Year in December. Their Own The Night arena tour of North America has been extended through Summer 2012, with Darius Rucker and Thompson Square supporting.
Kids, get your cell phones and/or lighters ready.