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.