Lady Antebellum made an appearance on the season two premiere of NBC’s Songland where the seven-time Grammy-winning trio selected the winning song, “Champagne Night.”
Following their appearance on the show, Lady A released a recorded version of the song, which was written by the show’s mentor, award-winning songwriter Shane McAnally, aspiring songwriter Madeline Merlo and the trio. The song was written with Lady Antebellum in mind and underwent several edits and studio sessions.
The carefree tune offers a different perspective of a night out on the town and finds the group trading fancy glasses for plastic drinkware and champagne for beer.
“Raisin’ plastic cups to a life of luxury/ C’est la vie on a Friday/ We get dressed up in a blue jean tux/ And we go where we don’t hear the highway/Don’t need doubles and bubbles/To get in all kinds of trouble/ Out in the country/ Don’t need a crystal chandelier/ To have a real good time/ We’re drinkin’ beer on a champagne night/ A champagne night,” the trio sings throughout the chorus.
To coincide with the release, Lady Antebellum also shared a music video for “Champagne Night,” featuring the trio and Songland cast members from home during self-quarantine.
The release comes as the trio’s latest single, “What I’m Leaving For” continues to gain traction at country radio. The heartwrenching song finds the band recalling the pain they feel when they leave their families to go out on the road, the emotional lyrics resonate with all parents, whether they are touring musicians or not.