Lady Antebellum Says Most Country Is Pop
Country acts tend to say some provocative things when they’re in London, it seems. Dixie Chicks—need we say more?
Lady Antebellum played its first UK gig this week, at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, where the Chicks made the anti-President Bush statement years ago that effectively ended their career at country radio.
Lady A did an interview with BBC beforehand, and, unlike the Chicks, it’s likely they’ll keep doing very well at country radio.
But group members did offer that the lines between country and pop are being blurred, and that they’re part of that.
"We didn't necessarily set out to do this sound—these are just the songs we wrote," the group's Hillary Scott told the BBC.
The band's Charles Kelley adds, "Country music has changed a lot over the years and the lines have blurred—most of it on the radio now is a pop country sound, like Taylor Swift."
Meanwhile, Lady A says they aren’t exactly drawing paparazzi in London like they might in the States.
"We got photographed one time coming out of a restaurant, but I don't think they knew who we were," Hillary said, as Dave joked, "They probably thought we were Kings of Leon."