Lady A Debuts Playful, Yet Empowering, New Single, ‘Like A Lady’

Lady A is back with a brand new single, “Like A Lady,” and it’s a total jam.  The upbeat, playful…

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 12, 2021

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Lady A is back with a brand new single, “Like A Lady,” and it’s a total jam. 

The upbeat, playful tune celebrates women who exude confidence and empowers females to feel their best in the skin they’re in. “Like A Lady” was co-written by Lady A’s Hillary Scott with Dave Barnes, Michelle Buzz, Martin Johnson and Brandon Paddock.

“I feel my most confident when I’m not trying too hard,” Scott explains. “I love getting glammed up and all the fancy clothes, but when I feel the most ‘me,’ it’s a lot more laid back – and I think that’s a lot of us. You are your most authentic self in blue jeans with a tequila drink, ya know? As we were writing it, I was like ‘It’s always been my dream to do a song that combines the things I love about Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’ and Shania Twain’s ‘Man! I Feel Like a Woman!’ – two of the most strong, powerful female songs ever,” she goes on to say. “So it was like ‘How can we do our version of that?’”

Produced by Dann Huff, “Like A Lady” serves up a throwback vibe of ’80s pop while remaining fresh and fits well within the GRAMMY-winning trio’s wheelhouse. “Like A Lady” will, without a doubt, be a pinnacle moment of fun in Lady A’s live shows.  

“‘Cause I feel like a lady/ Sippin’ on tequila with my Levi’s on/ A lady/ Singin’ to the music playin’ all night long/ Yeah, I’m feeling right, I’m living my life, I do what I like/ ‘Cause I feel like a lady, a lady,” the group sings on the chorus. 

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“It’s incredible that Charles and Dave, in all their masculinity, are willing to sing right alongside me on this song,” Scott adds. “I think that is another powerful statement. It’s super important for strong, great men to stand beside women and propel them forward. I hope it makes fans feel confident too, it brings them joy and just gets people excited about seeing live music again.”

“We were some of the biggest champions for ‘Like A Lady’ and we’re honored to stand alongside Hillary,” Dave Haywood shares. “We’ve had a front-row seat to her strength over the years and we love linking arms with her on this song.”

“This song has such a great feel to it,” Charles Kelley says. “One of the coolest parts of being in a co-ed band is being able to share those different perspectives, so that’s just part of what we get to do.”

“Like A Lady,” which is available to stream/download now, is the lead single from the group’s forthcoming new album. The song officially arrives at country radio on Monday, March 15. 

Fans can catch Lady A performing as part of the Country Now Live series from Brooklyn Bowl Nashville at CTRL_Music_ exclusively on Twitch on Wednesday, March 24 at 8 pm CT. Click HERE to RSVP to the free virtual concert. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

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.