Lady A Celebrates ‘Unreal’ Multi-Week No.1 With ‘Champagne Night’

Lady A is starting the new year on a high note as the trio’s latest single, “Champagne Night,” sits at…


Lauren Jo Black

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January 11, 2021


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Lady A is starting the new year on a high note as the trio’s latest single, “Champagne Night,” sits at the top of the country radio charts. 

The song is No.1 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles chart for the third consecutive week and remains at the top of Billboard’s Country Airplay chart for the second week. 

“Champagne Night” is the group’s 11th career chart-topping hit and the first song from NBC’s primetime series Songland to become a radio single. 

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“Since we started the journey with ‘Champagne Night’ every step of the process has been so special to us,” Lady A’s Hillary Scott shared in a statement. “We couldn’t be more thankful for all the support from our fans and friends at country radio and to Songland for believing in the song as much as we did. I can’t believe we get to start 2021 off with a multi-week No. One….it almost feels unreal!”

The carefree tune, which was written on Songland by award-winning songwriter Shane McAnally, aspiring songwriter Madeline Merlo and the trio, 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.

The song shot to the No.1 spot on iTunes’ all-genre chart upon its release and is also featured on the deluxe edition of Lady A’s latest album, OCEAN

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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 and her work being featured on 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.