July 13, 2009 — Lady Antebellum released its first single 22 months ago, and in short order, the trio became one of country music's top groups.
They did it with smart harmonies and memorable songs, though the band is also very aware that talent alone doesn't get people to the top. As a result, the three artists do not take their good fortune for granted.
"We definitely were in the right place at the right time — I mean there's no doubt about it," Dave Haywood told The Oklahoman. "There's a lot of talented people out there, and why we worked and other people didn't, I don't know. I think in the country industry, there was just maybe a need for a group sound at that point of time when we were coming out, and it just kind of clicked, and it kind of worke d. There's no doubt in my mind that it was meant to be because of the way that it's worked out. There's definitely a higher power looking over us."
Lady A is banking on a little energy to keep up with the good things that higher power has brought its way. The band is currently recording its sophomore album, and lead singer Charles Kelley is now officially a married man. He wed publicist Cassie McConnell several weeks ago, then held a more showy destination wedding over the Fourth of July weekend in the Bahamas, according to People.
Meanwhile, their regular touring continues. They play Boise, Idaho, Tuesday with Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert, and play AT&T Park in San Francisco Saturday with Kenny, Miranda and Sugarland.