Latin Conference & Awards

Lady Antebellum, "American Honey"

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Lady Antebellum found its groove working with Paul Worley, who produced the trio's Country Music Assn. single of the year, "I Run to You," and its most successful hit to date, "Need You Now." The group's follow-up single, "American Honey," again proves that this partnership is a winner. A ballad with cross-generational appeal, "Honey" takes the listener back to a time when youth was sweet and optimism abundant. Hillary Scott leads with a rich vocal that builds upon Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood's harmonies, while a vulnerable violin melody weaves in and out to complement the nostalgic theme. Scott captures the song's message best when she sings, "Get caught in the race of this crazy life/Tryin' to be everything can make you lose your mind/I just wanna go back in time, to American honey." -Michael Menachem