Hear Lady Antebellum’s ‘Champagne Night’ From ‘Songland’

Lady Antebellum made an appearance on the season two premiere of NBC’s Songland where the seven-time Grammy-winning trio selected the…


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April 15, 2020


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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.

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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.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.