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In the summer of 2006, three gifted young adults walked into a house to create music, uncertain of where they were headed—and Lady Antebellum walked out.
During that time, Hillary Scott’s sultry alto, Charles Kelley’s gritty tenor and multi-instrumentalist/harmony vocalist Dave Haywood’s musical overview ignited a unique blend of harmonies reminiscent of classic country, a soulfulness of 1960s R&B, the heart-on-the-sleeve openness of 1970s singer-songwriters, all with a keen edge of contemporary country. “From the beginning, the music took on a life of it’s own and defined the direction we were headed,” declares Hillary. “It only took one live performance of the first handful of songs we had written to realize that whatever it was we were going to do, had to be done together.”
The fuse was first lit in middle school, when Augusta, Ga., natives Charles and Dave met. Both eventually found themselves studying finance at the University of Georgia, where they began writing songs together.
Charles had begun his musical life playing drums with his older brother Josh Kelley (now a respected recording artist himself). It was apparent his passionate singing voice would bring him to the front of the stage soon; in 2005, Charle...
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