Lady Antebellum (album)

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Lady Antebellum
Studio album by Lady Antebellum
Released April 15, 2008 (2008-04-15)
Genre Country
Length 42:44
Label Capitol Nashville
Producer Victoria Shaw
Paul Worley
Lady Antebellum chronology
Lady Antebellum
(2008)
Need You Now
(2010)
Singles from Lady Antebellum
  1. "Love Don't Live Here"
    Released: October 2, 2007
  2. "Lookin' for a Good Time"
    Released: June 9, 2008
  3. "I Run to You"
    Released: January 26, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Country Weekly 4/5 stars[2]
Country Standard Time favorable[3]
Slant 3/5 stars[4]
About.com 4.5/5 stars[5]

Lady Antebellum is the self-titled debut album by the American country music trio Lady Antebellum. It was released on April 15, 2008. Its lead-off single, "Love Don't Live Here" was released in late 2007 and entered Top 5 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in May 2008. A second single, "Lookin' for a Good Time", was issued in June 2008, and peaked at number 11. "I Run to You" followed as the third single from the album in January 2009, and became the group's first number-one single on the Hot Country Songs chart in July 2009.

The album has debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, the first debut by a country group to achieve this. It also reached number 4 on the overall Billboard Top 200 charts.[6] It has also received a nomination for Album of the Year on the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Love Don't Live Here"   Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood 3:50
2. "Lookin' for a Good Time"   Scott, Kelley, Haywood, Keith Follesé 3:07
3. "All We'd Ever Need"   Scott, Kelley, Haywood 4:40
4. "Long Gone"   Victoria Shaw, Scott, K. Follesé, Adrienne Follesé 3:34
5. "I Run to You"   Scott, Kelley, Haywood, Tom Douglas 4:16
6. "Love's Lookin' Good on You"   Shaw, Jason Deere, Matt Lopez 3:21
7. "Home Is Where the Heart Is"   Scott, Kelley, Haywood, Shaw 3:45
8. "Things People Say"   Kelley, Haywood 3:50
9. "Slow Down Sister"   Kelley, Haywood, Shaw, Jason "Slim" Gambill 3:06
10. "Can't Take My Eyes off You"   Scott, Kelley, Haywood 4:45
11. "One Day You Will"   Scott, Kelley, Haywood, Clay Mills 4:30
Total length:
42:44

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 and at number 1 on the Top Country Albums Chart, after selling 47,000 copies during its first official week of release, and making Lady Antebellum the first country group to have their debut album enter the Top Country Albums at number 1. It has been certified double platinum by the RIAA for U.S. shipments of 2,000,000 copies. As of the chart dated January 8, 2011, the album has sold 1,826,368 copies in the US.[7]

Chart (2008–2009) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[8] 191
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[9] 1
US Billboard 200[10] 4

End of year charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Position
US Billboard 200[11] 25
US Billboard Top Country Albums[12] 6

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions
US Country US CAN
2007 "Love Don't Live Here" 3 53 69
2008 "Lookin' for a Good Time" 11 67
2009 "I Run to You" 1 27 54

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification
Canada (Music Canada)[13] Platinum
United States (RIAA)[14] 2× Platinum

Personnel[edit]

As listed in liner notes.[15]

Lady Antebellum[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Strings performed by the Nashville String Machine; conducted and arranged by Kris Wilkinson.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "Lady Antebellum review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Lady Antebellum". Country Weekly. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ Schlesier, Jacquilynne. "Lady Antebellum – Lady Antebellum". Country Standard Time. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  4. ^ Keefe, Jonathan. "Lady Antebellum: Lady Antebellum". Slant. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ Sexton, Scott. "Lady Antebellum – Lady Antebellum". About.com. Retrieved July 5, 2011. 
  6. ^ Lady Antebellum Debuts with Record-Breaking Digital Sales
  7. ^ "Final Holiday Sales #s of 2010 are Huge for Country Artists". Roughstock. 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  8. ^ "Lady Antebellum | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart. The Official Charts Company.
  9. ^ "Lady Antebellum Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Country Albums for Lady Antebellum.
  10. ^ "Lady Antebellum Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Lady Antebellum.
  11. ^ "Best of 2010 – Billboard Top 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  12. ^ "Best of 2010 – Top Country Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 2010-12-31. 
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Lady Antebellum – Lady Antebellum". Music Canada. 
  14. ^ "American album certifications – Lady Antebellum – Lady Antebellum". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  15. ^ Lady Antebellum (CD liner notes). Lady Antebellum. Capitol Records Nashville. 2008. 032062. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Troubadour by George Strait
Top Country Albums number-one album
May 3, 2008
Succeeded by
Troubadour by George Strait