About the album:
Released: 2011 Writing Credits: Hillary Scott, Charles Kelly and Dave Haywood, Monty Powell Number of Tracks: 12 Label: Capitol Nashville Genre: Country Debut: #1 first week secular and county-selling album
My thoughts: the first single off this country trio’s third studio album is “Just a Kiss,” and it’s a beautiful ballad that – for once promotes a romantic, wholesome relationship. It begs the listener to take relationships slowly, to resist “temptation” …to end the night with “just a kiss.” On their full-length album, there are various overtures and mildly suggestive lines, but I cannot help but be fond of this album – the first I’ve actually bought. Prior to that, I’d only purchased a handful of MP3 files but after loving by “Just a Kiss,” I determined to buy my first album from Lady Antebellum.Lady Antebellum: Own the Night #FWarchives Click To Tweet
The six-time Grammy award-winning group brings a lot of upbeat tempos to this – their third album. Hillary’s voice sounds really pretty on the marvelous “When you Were Mine” (a really cutesy, but tender ballad – I love the music and beats in the chorus) while fellow lead singer Charles Kelley takes lead in a heartfelt and sweet ballad (“Heart of the World”) that one can assume might stem from his own marriage. The lyrics also encourage everyone to not give up on a relationship just because things might get tough. And so the album goes. All three of the musician’s that are Lady Antebellum are really quite talented. The third member, Dave Haywood lets his talent speak for itself through the instrumental side of the band in addition to some back-up vocals – these three create some impressive music.
Many of the songs are sentimental, romantic ballads full of longing, but some catchy tunes (“We Owned the Night,” “Friday Night”) do have a place. I think this album is very versatile. This isn’t just a country album. There’s the cool, easy “Singing me Home” and a string-infused song that’s different from anything else on the album. Not all of the songs are “innocent,” but I do like each of the tracks. Since I’ve only heard a handful of songs from the band’s previous award-winning Need you Now, I cannot make fair assessments to previous albums, but all in all, this is quite marvelous.
Favorite cuts: “When you Were Mine” (for its chorus;) “Dancin’ Away with my Heart” (for the title); “We Owned the Night” (because of its toe-tapping beats); and “Just a Kiss” (because it’s such a beautiful notion).
It only takes one true believer to believe you can still beat the odds… Redemption is the road to forgiveness… Cause love is the heart, love is the heart, love is the heart of the world