Lady Antebellum Notches 10th Career No.1 With ‘What If I Never Get Over You’

Lady Antebellum is back at the top of the charts this week, this time with “What If I Never Get…


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January 13, 2020


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Lady Antebellum is back at the top of the charts this week, this time with “What If I Never Get Over You,” the lead single from their latest album, Ocean. The song claims the No.1 spot on both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles and Billboard’s Country Airplay charts, marking Lady Antebellum’s 10th career chart-topping single and first with BMLG Records.

Additionally, the song has been certified GOLD by the RIAA and has amassed over 163 million streams worldwide.

“The moment we heard ‘What If I Never Get Over You’ we knew it was going to be an integral piece of Ocean,” Dave Haywood shared in a statement. “It has been a long time since we released a mid-temp longing duet like this which is so much of who we are and how we started. It sort of felt like coming home and we are grateful to the team behind us and country radio for believing in the song as much as we did from the start.”

Hillary Scott took to Instagram to share a heartfelt message about the success of the song, which was written by Ryan Hurd, Sam Ellis, Laura Veltz and Jon Green.

“A number one song at country radio is something that hasn’t happened for us in quite some time,” she wrote. “When we released ‘What If I Never Get Over You’ we knew it was the start of a new chapter for us. We had been reignited-in dream and drive by our new label partner, new producer, new music that we wrote and that other incredible songwriters had written, and we were more determined than ever to learn how to be the healthiest we could be as a band.”

Scott continued, “This is our 10th number one song in 13 years, and I could’ve posted the picture of us holding up a plaque or the number one…but this is a random shot from the summer we wrestled through a LOT and made it. That fight, coupled with the support of our families, management, publicist, label, publishers, radio…the FANS!! Everyone who worked so hard and believed in us…thank you! Whew. This one is sweet.”

Lady A will bring the emotional “What If I Never Get Over You” and other tracks from their latest album on the Ocean 2020 Tour, which kicks off May 21.

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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.