Lady A‘s “Champagne Night” has topped the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart for the third consecutive week, and holds the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for the second week, becoming their 11th career chart-topping hit. The song hit No. 1 on the MusicRow CountryBreakout Chart in September.
Nashville writer Madeline Merlo co-wrote the original version of the song—titled “I’ll Drink To That”—with Patricia Conroy, David “Dwave” Thomson, and Tina Parol. Merlo then brought it onto the season two premiere of NBC’s primetime series Songland, where Lady A was the guest artist. Merlo’s mentor on the show, Shane McAnally, and the trio reworked the song into “Champagne Night,” which became the winning song. “Champagne Night” is the first song from Songland to become a radio single.
“Since we started the journey with ‘Champagne Night’ every step of the process has been so special to us,” Hillary Scott said. “We couldn’t be more thankful for all the support from our fans and friends at country radio and to Songland for believing in the song as much as we did. I can’t believe we get to start 2021 off with a multi-week No. 1…it almost feels unreal!”
The single is included on Lady A’s Ocean Deluxe Edition, released in November.