Lady Antebellum’s “747” takes flight

Lady Antebellum is a three-piece American country band from Nashville, Tennessee which was formed in 2006. Best known in Europe for their 2009 hit “Need You Now” (which reached a reputable #7 & #15 in the Dutch & UK Singles Charts respectively), the group is made up of childhood friends Charles Kelley (lead vocals, guitar), Dave Haywood (background vocals, guitar, piano, mandolin) as well female lead-vocalist Hillary Scott.

Their sixth studio album “747” ‘took flight’ on 30th September 2014 as “Lady A” – as they’re known by their fans – look set to land a fourth number 1 album in the United States in as many years, as well as a fifth number one on the US Country Album Chart.

Whilst their latest album is not the best of the five original albums by the band and perhaps suffering jet-lag after having released four albums since 2010, “747” still allows us to take a glimpse at some fantastic melodies. Lady Antebellum recreate their usual soft country-rock sound along with the well-blended harmonies of Kelley & Scott that shot them to fame in 2008, ensuring a strong following ever since.

The stand-out tracks from the album are: “Freestyle” (with its catchy guitar riff), “Long Stretch of Love” (which highlights the band’s soft-rock quality), “Down South” (which shows off their three-part harmonies and is reminiscent of the country-feel of the single “American Honey” featured on their second album) and “Bartender” (the first single to be released from the album).

The album “747” is out now and Lady Antebellum will be performing four dates in Europe as the headline act of the Country to Country tour. They will first perform in Oslo, Norway on 28th February 2015 before moving on to Stockholm, Sweden the following evening. The band will then make its way to Dublin, Ireland on 7th March, before finishing at London’s O2 Arena (UK) on March 8th a venue with fantastic acoustics that will give fans the chance to really enjoy those tight harmonies.

For tickets or for more information about the tour and other acts performing, click here.

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