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Lady Antebellum’s ACM-Nominated Album About Life’s Big Moments

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Lady Antebellum is up for five awards at Sunday’s ACM Awards, including Vocal Group of the Year, a trophy they’ve picked up the last two years. They are also nominated as both artists and producers in the Album of the Year category for Own the Night and are nominated for Song of the Year and Video of the Year for their hit “Just A Kiss.”

Hillary Scott says the songs on  Own The Night, which picked up a GRAMMY award earlier this year, carry a common thread throughout. “The theme that I’ve seen throughout it is a lot of these songs are about very specific moments in time,” she said. “It’s not just an overall emotion or an overall feeling that’s portrayed in a song. It’s just very specific to moments that, throughout your life, end up defining who you are.”

Their twice-nominated “Just A Kiss” was inspired by big moments in their own personal lives. Charles Kelley drew his inspiration for the track from the night he met his now-wife while Hillary, who was married in January, related to it as a then newly-engaged woman. They were already recording Own The Night when they wrote “Just A Kiss.”

“The guys were over at Dallas Davidson’s in his writing room, and I was in the vocal booth actually singing a vocal on another one of the songs on the album,” Hillary said. “Charles called and said, ‘Hillary, I know you’re singing, but you’ve got to get over here. We started something that we really think is special.’ And so I drove down Music Row and hopped in the writing room with the boys, and we wrote it and loved it, and unanimously felt that it was something really special and could most likely be our first single.”

Tune in to the ACM Awards, co-hosted live by Blake Shelton and Reba, on CBS on April 1 at 8/7 PM CT to see if Lady A adds a few new trophies to their collection. Before the live show stats, tune in to GAC at 7/6 PM CT to catch all the action live from the red carpet with hosts Suzanne Alexander, Nan Kelley and Storme Warren. Visit our ACM Awards section to look back at photos, videos and more from last year’s awards! Check it out >> 

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