Lady A To Release Christmas CD

When Lady Antebellum wasn’t on the road this year with their Own The Night World Tour, they were in the studio working on their first Christmas album.  They will release “On This Winter’s Night” on October 22nd. Charles Kelley told Country Countdown USA’s Lon Helton, “We spent a lot of time last Christmas listening to songs that we were feeling, and we all came in in January and started talking about which ones we wanted to tackle.  The First Noel was at the top of the list, I’ll Be Home For Christmas, and it was cool to see this wide range of songs we wanted to tackle, and you hear it on the record.” 

Dave Heywood added, “We started in January and it took us through the summertime, and everyone knows about the heat wave that came in, and so we’d leave the studio and it was over 100 degrees, but in the studio we had a bunch of Christmas lights, and you could turn the lights on, and it feels like you’re in the winter sometimes.”

Lon asked Charles why they wanted to do a Christmas album now: “These Christmas albums live for a long time if you’re lucky enough to have fans gravitate to them, and that’s what we want, we want to be that album people listen to while decorating the tree, and that’s why we wanted to make it special, we spent as much time or more on this, the arrangements are very intricate, and the harmonies, so it was fun, and our goal is to have it be that album for people that fits in with the other Christmas albums they love.”

In Nashville, Hillary’s parents, Linda Davis and Lane Scott, did a holiday show at the Opryland Hotel.  Hillary told Lon that she got her musical start as part of that show: “I really learned to perform at Opryland, I did that for three straight years, so Christmas songs are like riding a bike.  That’s been a huge part of my life.  It was something we looked forward to doing every year, and a lot of those songs made it to this album.”

The cover photograph was shot last February: “It is not a green screen.  Once you see the album package, it’ll be really evident.  We were able to get out and make fresh trails in two feet of snow for this album cover.  It’s actually where Rascal Flatts shot the Here Comes Goodbye video, it was just outside of Park City Utah.”



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