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Lady Antebellum’s No. 1 album

Lady Antebellum performs at the CMA Music Festival at LP Field in Nashville in June 2009.  Photo: AP / Josh Anderson

Lady Antebellum (from left, Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley) performs at the CMA Music Festival at LP Field in Nashville in June 2009. Photo: AP / Josh Anderson

Lady Antebellum is on a winning streak.

The country trio, which includes Augusta boys Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, are fresh from a Grammy win for best country performance by a duo or group for their No. 1 hit “I Run to You.”

Now the group puts the cherry on their winning Sunday with a No. 1 album. “Need You Now,” the band’s second album, debuts at No. 1 on the latest Billboard 200 chart with sales of 481,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s the highest debut for a country act since Taylor Swift’s “Fearless” landed at the top with 592,000 in Nov. 2008, Billboard reports. For the full details, see Billboard’s item on this week’s chart.

The trio is set to play with Tim McGraw at Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood on May 15.

6 comments Add your comment

CJ Dawg

February 3rd, 2010
9:43 pm

Hard to believe Hilary Scott got her start in the porn business. All the videos on the internet are nuts. (SHHH, watch all the search engines light up)….LMAO, what a group. I am personally inclined to Love Don’t Live Here Anymore…

Chuckie D

February 3rd, 2010
9:45 pm

I think it is “Need You Now”???

Augusta Jack

February 3rd, 2010
9:48 pm

Taylor Swift’s success is proof of the upcoming apocalypse. And before me I saw a pale horse, and an off key, talentless teen named Swift road upon it and even Hades covered it’s ears.

Craig

February 4th, 2010
12:24 am

Why is everybody always hating on Taylor. She is talented, writes her own songs, is a good performer, a sweet and humble kid but her music is bubble gum country pop. Thats what she does and she sells millions doing it. She may not be the best singer, but she writes catchy tunes her teenage audience loves and she delivers it well. And she does it with alot of grace and class for a kid her age. Show her some respect.

Mark

February 4th, 2010
8:10 am

Well said Craig! I agree, there is nothing offensive about Taylor Swift and I am happy to allow my 6 year old to listen to her music and go to her concerts. She is a talented songwriter & musician who writes catchy pop country tunes. Having a six year old who loves her means I have listened to her music (alot) and I actually like it. She may not have the greatest voice but she is authentic and always sings live – she deserves respect!

Janice

February 4th, 2010
8:19 am

hey idiots….title of album and song is “Need You Now”