Formed in 2006 by Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood, Lady Antebellum make contemporary country music that relies on the trio's rich harmonies and impeccable instrumental skills. Since its inception, the trio has graduated from dive bars to the Grand Ole Opry, opening for Phil Vassar, Rodney Atkins, and Carrie Underwood along the way. The group signed with Capitol Nashville in 2007 and released its first single, Love Don't Live Here, which peaked at number three on the country charts. A self-titled debut album followed in April 2008, featuring production from Victoria Shaw and Paul Worley and stocked with more country hits.
Within a year and a half, Lady Antebellum's debut had gone platinum and earned a Grammy nomination, and the band enjoyed its newfound success while putting the finishing touches on a second album, Need You Now. This new album went gold during its second week of release and reached platinum status soon after. At the 2011 Grammys, Lady Antebellum took home five awards. Lady Antebellum's third studio album, Own the Night, for which the group wrote ten of the twelve tracks, as well as co-producing the project with Worley, generated a hot single on the country charts right out of the box, Just a Kiss, which became the trio's fastest rising single yet.