Lady Antebellum Switches Gears With Release of New Single, “Champagne Night” [Listen]

Lady Antebellum Switches Gears With Release of New Single, “Champagne Night” [Listen]

One week after debuting “Champagne Night” during NBC’s prime-time series Songland on April 13, Lady Antebellum announced that the tune will serve as the trio’s new single.

Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady A served as the guests artists on Season 2/Episode 1 of Songland, which gives four songwriters the chance to have one of their original tunes produced by a mentor—Shane McAnally, Ester Dean or Ryan Tedder—and recorded by the guest artists.

Singer/songwriter Madeline Merlo penned the episode’s winning song, “Champagne Night,” with Lady A and Shane McAnally. “Champagne Night,” which is the first song from the prime-time series to become a radio single, impacted country radio on April 20.

“We had a blast bringing this song to life for our episode,” said Hillary Scott. “We started the process of the song over the winter in a very different time and headspace. But now, with everything going on, it’s almost like that little dose of exactly what I need right now—a light and fun little reminder to enjoy the simpler moments.”

The announcement likely means the end of Lady A’s single, “What I’m Leaving For,” which is currently No. 39 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after nine weeks. Penned by Sam Ellis, Micah Premnath and Laura Veltz, “What I’m Leaving For” is featured on Lady A’s 2019 album, Ocean, and followed the release of lead single, “What If I Never Get Over You.”

Watch the video for “Champagne Night” below.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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