Thursday, August 5, 2010

What to Do Tonight: Lady Antebellum

Posted By on Thu, Aug 5, 2010 at 9:00 AM

See where drunk-dialing gets you?
  • See where drunk-dialing gets you?

Lady Antebellum went from minor country breakouts to major pop stars this year thanks to a song about horny drunk-dialing at 1:15 a.m. The Nashville trio’s “Need You Now” is one of those songs that comes around maybe once a year and transcends genres. Pop, country, and especially adult radio have embraced the track, playing it at least 15 times a day since its release at the beginning of the year. No matter that the album — the group’s second, also called Need You Now — plays it safe every step of the way: The twang is kept to a minimum, the songs cater to an audience looking for a little inspiration in dismal times, and there’s not much bite to the songs, even the drunken, horny ones. Still, it’s smooth country-pop made by three young and good-looking singers (two guys and a gal) designed not to offend. If only all drunk dials were so harmless. Lady Antebellum and Tim McGraw, play Blossom Music Center at 7 p.m. Tickets: $33.50-$69.50. —Michael Gallucci

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