Sept. 8, 2009 — When the new chart numbers come out every week, Lady Antebellum is invested in what's happening with the band's new single, "Need You Now."
But that's not the only song Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott are interested in. They're also checking out the progress of Capitol labelmate Luke Bryan's "Do I" — and for good reason. Charles and Dave co-wrote the song with Luke, and Hillary is a background vocalist on it.
"When we first moved to Nashville, Dave and I, we honestly got to the point where we just wanted to write songs," Charles told the national radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville. "I love writing. I love waking up around 10, write a song, eat some lunch, finish the song, and then you're done with your day. It's like, what a great life. [Songwriters] have the best lives ever. Our whole dream when we first moved to Nashville was to hear another artist sing a song that we penned, to hear a song on the radio that someone sang that you're a big fan of, and Luke — we've become just huge buddies. So we're excited. It's a lot of fun for us to watch that move up the charts, and I just think he sounds awesome on it. And I'm hoping it just shoves its way along, right up to the top."
The video already has. "Do I" ranked No. 1 on GAC's Top 20 Country Countdown each of the last two weeks. A new episode debuts Friday at 8 p.m. ET.