Lady Antebellum Receives “Ultimate” Honor At ACM Awards

Lady Antebellum Receives “Ultimate” Honor At ACM Awards

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Lady Antebellum took home two ACM Awards on Sunday. The trio was named Vocal Group of the Year and received the Album of the Year trophy for Need You Now.

During their Album of the Year acceptance speech the group joked that they were happy Miranda Lambert had already received the honor for Revolution at last year’s ACM Awards.

“Like I said up there, I was glad she won it last year so she wasn’t eligible,” Charles Kelley told reporters backstage with a laugh. “She made a great album. We are all friends in this and we are lovers of great music and she made a great record and for us to be able to win album, I think it’s the ultimate for an artist . It’s such a large body of work, you spend so much time, months and months on these things. To win Album of the Year, it’s huge.”

“And everyone in the category made such an incredible album,” Hillary Scott added. “I’m not just saying this, I’m [a] huge fan of all those albums in the category”

The trio also took time to recognize their producer backstage.

“Well I think for us, what I always say as songwriters, I feel like we have a vision for these songs when we write them,” Dave Haywood said. “With ‘Need You Now,’ we kind of wrote it with that in mind and wanted the production to come out like that. And Paul Worley, you know is that brilliant mind that helped us get there. We obviously cant get do that on our own. We love being part of that process, it’s very collaborative.”

Lady Antebellum told reporters that they are “a little over half way” done with their third studio album and that they are “approaching the next album the same way” as they did Need You Now.