Emotional track follows 10th No. 1 “What If I Never Get Over You”
Seven-time Grammy winning trio Lady Antebellum continue to embrace everything that life has to offer with the release of their new single “What I’m Leaving For.” Following their tenth career chart-topper and gold certified hit “What If I Never Get Over You,” the heartfelt single is the second release from their No. 1 album Ocean and expands on the universal message of making sacrifices for the people you love. Produced by Dann Huff, the “tear-jerking tribute” (Rolling Stone) serves as a touching portrait of people who support their families while being apart. “What I’m Leaving For” will impact country radio on February 18th and is available at all digital retailers.
“This song really describes exactly where we’re at in our lives and the give and take to try to find a personal balance with career and family,” Hillary Scott states. “Whether you are in the military, returning from maternity leave or just experiencing those tender-hearted ‘goodbyes’ we hope it resonates and evokes a piece of comfort in the example we set for our children.”
“What I’m Leaving For” has been touted as standout track from Ocean, as Lady A “highlights their signature trade-off technique” (US Weekly) while they “strike deep emotional cords,” (People). Co-written by Sam Ellis, Micah Premnath and Laura Veltz, the new single “beautifully sums how the trio’s approach to career and touring has shifted” (Music Row) from “arguably the finest album of the band’s career” (Nashville Scene).
Over the course of their decade-plus career, Lady Antebellum has become one of the 21st century’s premier vocal groups, blending deeply felt emotions with classic country sounds. As a country radio staple, the trio has amassed record-breaking success ushering in ten No. 1 hits with more than 18 million album units and 34 million tracks sold and nearly five billion digital streams. The trio earned the biggest first week streams of their career with their critically acclaimed No. 1 album Ocean, as “the 13-track masterpiece” (Marie Claire) alone boasts over 230 million streams. Known for their 9X platinum hit “Need You Now” which is the highest certified song by a country group, they have earned ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row and countless other honors including seven GRAMMY awards, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards and a Tony Award nod. Lady A’s upcoming Ocean 2020 Tour will mix a hit-filled set with fan-favorites and new songs when it launches on May 21st in Albuquerque, NM, with very special guest Jake Owen as direct support along with openers Maddie & Tae.
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