When searching for the newest chart topping country bands, one can’t help but notice these three. Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry and the Zac Brown Band are all spectacular bands, with three distinct sounds, and all feature some amazing talent.
Lady Antebellum consists of two lead singers, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley, along with Dave Haywood. They create harmony that’s amazing to hear, and rare for a band who’s members are not related. Hillary and Charles share co-lead vocals. Their self titled debut album went double platinum, and sophomore album “Need You Now” is a triple platinum seller.
Formed in 2006, they started out writing for others, then it discovered that they had such a unique sound, that they could make it as vocalists in their own right. Their current big hit is called “Own The Night.”
The Band Perry is comprised of siblings, Kimberly and her brothers, Neil and Reid Perry. They have received a recent ACM award for “New Artist Of The Year,” and CMA awards for single, song and “New Artist Of The Year.”
Their self titled debut is extremely successful, with their biggest hit single “If I Die Young” receiving both single and song CMA awards. They’re definitely a band to watch with a bright future.
The Zac Brown Band is comprised of Zac Brown (lead singer and guitar), John Hopkins (Bassist), Jimmy De Martini (violinist), Coy Bowles (Guitarist and organist), Chris Fryar (Drummer) , John Mayer and Clay Cook, both multi instrumentalists, with Clay adding songwriting talent as well.
Their first album, “The Foundation,” yielded five number one hit singles, and their second album released in 2010 is titled “You Get What You Give.” This album features duets with Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. Stellar musicianship and high energy shows make this a band to watch.