Lady Antebellum Sign New Record Deal With Big Machine Label Group
Lady Antebellum have officially changed labels. The award-winning trio announced a new deal they have signed with Big Machine Label Group in Nashville on Tuesday (Sept. 4), confirming rumors that had been swirling around Music City.
“We have been truly blessed throughout our career to work with some of the brightest people in music,” Lady A singer Hillary Scott says in a press release. “We’ve watched BMLG become the powerhouse they are from the sidelines and couldn’t be more excited to become part of their family. We hope to honor all the people who have been part of our story over the last 10 years — can’t wait to work with some old friends again and are excited for where it takes us all together!"
The powerhouse trio have won seven Grammy awards since they released their self-titled debut album in 2008, and they have spent their entire career up until now on Capitol Records, which released their most recent album, Heart Break, in 2017. During that time, Lady Antebellum have scored nine No. 1 country hits, topped the adult contemporary chart twice and placed a song at No. 2 on Billboard's mainstream Hot 100 chart. In announcing the new signing with BMLG, Lady A also revealed that they are currently at work on music for their first new release on their new label home.
The signing is a reunion of sorts. BMLG President and CEO Scott Borchetta and BMLG President Jimmy Harnen both worked with Scott's mother, singer Linda Davis, and her father, Lang Scott, when they were at DreamWorks, and other key members of the BMLG team have had longstanding associations with Lady A and played significant roles in their career.
"The long associations, close ties and the group’s always incredible music is literally why we do this," Harnen reflects, while Borchetta calls Lady Antebellum "the consummate vocal group."
“Hillary, Charles [Kelley] and Dave [Haywood] have a special chemistry that only the greatest bands of all time have, and what you see is what they sing — and it's the sort of thing no label can create, only magnify," he says. "I am delighted that we get to assist them in writing the next chapter in their extraordinary career."
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