“Lady Antebellum” is first new country band to debut in the Top 10 on overall iTunes album chart
Nashville, TN – April 23, 2008 – ACM Top New Group nominees Lady Antebellum have landed at the top spot on the Billboard country albums chart and #4 on the Billboard pop chart with over 43,000 of their self-titled debut album sold in its first-week. In addition, they sold 9,029 as digital albums, comprising 21% of their sales total. Lady Antebellum is also the first brand new country band to debut in the Top 10 on the overall iTunes album chart, at one point reaching #3 behind Mariah Carey and Tristan Prettyman.
“What an amazing time this has been so far,” said Charles Kelley. “We’ve been embraced by so many people since we came on to the scene – country radio, CMT, GAC, the media. It’s a great feeling to be able to share this with all of them. Thanks to everyone who has been there and believed in us. ROCK ON.”
“There are really no words to describe how blessed we feel,” said Hillary Scott. “The belief and support we’ve been given from everyone, from our fans, country radio, iTunes, iLike, Zune, Yahoo! and other digital media partners, as well as our own team has been what has gotten us to the starting line and will keep us in the race.”
“Wow. Thank you is all I can say,” said Dave Haywood. “As the saying goes, ‘it takes a village’ and I’m the first to tell you that we have the best village of people around us who makes these things happen. It’s a beautiful day.”
In the last week, Lady Antebellum has worked tirelessly to make sure their fans knew the album was in stores – crisscrossing the country visiting radio stations; signing for hours after late night club shows in Los Angeles, Chicago and Minneapolis; being up at the crack of dawn to perform on local market television, and putting in hours of interview time setting up the features and album reviews that ran in the various media across the country.