As Lady Antebellum got to work on their new album, ’747′, they took a different approach to the music. They moved away from the power ballads and worked at a more aggressive sound then what they feel had become the norm for them.
Now that the album is out, they’re dishing on a couple of the sounds that they could have had in the past that they passed on for one reason or another, and two became number one hits.
One they had the opportunity to record is what turned out to be Kenny Chesney’s most recent chart-topping song, “American Kids.” But, Charles Kelley tells the Tennessean, “It just didn’t fit. ‘American Kids’ is a song about growing up in the ’70s. It makes more sense with Kenny Chesney.” Charles is the oldest one in the trio, and he was born in 1981.
They also say they gave a pass to “Better Dig Two,” which The Band Perry turned into a big hit. Even with those passes, and maybe a few others, Charles says they’re not disappointed.
“Every song found its right place. We are crazy invested in our records. We obsess over them. It’s long sleepless nights, thinking about it and worrying about it. These records are time capsules, so you want to make them great.”
Source: Taste Of Country.