Lady A Look for Inner Peace With Next Single, ‘What a Song Can Do’

Have you heard their awe-struck anthem yet?

Written by Chris Parton
Lady A Look for Inner Peace With Next Single, ‘What a Song Can Do’
Lady A; Photo credit: Alysse Gafkjen

Country trio Lady A are saluting the power of music with their next country radio single, announcing the awe-struck “What a Song Can Do” as their 2022 lead off.

Written by the group’s Charles Kelley with Ryan Hurd, Sam Ellis and Laura Veltz, the track features that classic Lady A sound with smooth country-pop sonics and rich harmony, as Kelley’s smoky vocal plays off the sweet serenity of Hillary Scott. But this mid-tempo anthem digs deeper than most, and asks listeners to stop and think about how the music we love can heal, inspire, or even just distract — a message of hope and optimism born from tumultuous times.

Back in 2020 while their listeners struggled with an unprecedented health crisis and all its fallout, the band added changing their name to the experience, hoping to better reflect their hearts. It turns out “What a Song Can Do” was such a perfect distillation of the growth that process forced, that it became the title track and centerpiece of their 2021 album.

“We have been overfilled with gratitude after releasing this album and we don’t take it lightly that after eight albums our music still resonates with so many people,” Kelley said. “This song is the summation of where our hearts are right now and how much music can really pull us through in times of need. We love writing songs about lost love and things like that, but I feel like our favorite material comes with a strong positive message.”

“It can make you dance and make you cry / Make you wanna give it one more try / Start a band and kiss that girl / And break some rules / It’ll make you give your heart and get it back / Change your mind just like that / When it’s like every single line was written just for you / Ain’t it crazy what a song can do?” goes the chorus.

Lady A’s “What a Song Can Do” will hit radio stations nationwide on January 31, marking the follow-up to the band’s funky “Like a Lady.” Kelley, Scott and Dave Haywood recently delivered a televised performance during CBS’ New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash, and still have a few late-winter shows on their schedule before the next touring season rolls around.