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Lady Antebellum on ‘Returning Home’ to Its Classic Sound on New Album & More: Chart Beat Podcast

The trio previews its forthcoming album with an exclusive performance of its latest hit, "What If I Never Get Over You."

Welcome to the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, where each week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Billboard charts department, discuss why what’s on the charts … is on the charts, while also looking at current chart action in a historical context for even greater insights.

This week, Gary and Trevor recap Lil Nas X’s record-extending frame on the Billboard Hot 100, as “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, rules for an 18th week. Plus, notable chart feats for Billie Eilish, Lil Tecca and more.

Joining as our special musical guest is Lady Antebellum, the superstar trio of Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott, who, along with BMLG president/CEO (and chart vet himself) Jimmy Harnen, chat with Billboard senior chart manager Jim Asker about the act’s forthcoming new album and more.

Lady A also performs an exclusive version of its current single, “What If I Never Get Over You.” “It feels a little like returning home to the sound that we started doing as a band,” Scott says of the track, the act’s 15th top 15 hit on the Hot Country Songs chart (and first on BMLG). “We love songs that feel relatable and that we can bring a male and female perspective to.

“This song just feels really comfortable for us.”


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