Lady Antebellum Reveals Inspiration Behind New Single, Talks 'Dream' Collab With Backstreet Boys

Perception vs. reality

November 6, 2019

(WYCD) Together since 2006, iconic country group Lady Antebellum stopped by MusicTown Detroit before the big Stars & Strings show to reveal some secrets about their upcoming album.

In just over a week, new music is coming, and they're really proud of it, as they revealed in an interview at MusicTown Detroit before they took the stage at Stars & Strings.

What's the inspiration behind the single “Pictures?” Turns out, it's the difference between Instagram and reality. Not all is as it seems. Perception is not reality.

Nor are dreams.

The group, including Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, has sold more than 12.5 million digital singles and 10 million albums in the United States.

They're known for some of the most iconic music in recent country music history.

But Haywood revealed in the interview that he had a strange dream recently that involved playing with Eric Church and the Backstreet Boys.

Could it really happen? Possibly, he teased.

The album has their first collaboration, and, they joked, a parody of the hit song “Old Town Road.”

Overall, they have six albums -- three of which are certified platinum. Of their nine No. 1 hits, most would agree "Need You Now," is their most iconic anthem.  

The Tennessean got a preview of their upcoming album "Ocean" and described it as a "13-track sea of overpowering emotion that swells with honesty and stirs with intimate nuance."

They added the to-be-released songs, "sail between life stories of near-drowning intensity to moments of relaxed splashes."  

The album is due out Nov. 15.