Lady Antebellum walked off with five Grammy awards on Sunday night and although most of the statues — including Record of the Year — were awarded for their hit song, “Need You Now,” band member Charles Kelley revealed that the song was almost an afterthought.
“When we wrote it, we didn’t think it was anything special. And who would have known?” Charles told reporters backstage of the super-song after the group’s monumental win.
Charles added that the cut, off their album of the same name, isn’t just about someone with a little too much alcohol in their system.
“It’s not just about, ‘I’m a little drunk and I need you now,’” he said. “It’s a desperation thing.”
Fellow Lady A singer Hillary Scott said she was proud for representing country music at the awards show and hopes the band’s brethren back in Tennessee feel the same way.
“We really wanted to make Nashville and the country music community proud tonight,” she said.
As for their win, Hillary said it means more than just five statues for the trio.
“It shows that country music is relevant and relatable. I hope [Nashville feels] we’re flying the flag right,” she added.
The pretty brunette said she expects the awards to help motivate the popular outfit to do even more.
“I think [I feel] humbled and blessed in abundance. Last year was the best year of our lives… We have so much to be thankful for,” she said. “I think this is just inspiring us to work hard and create great music. We want to be around for a while.”
Charles added that after the band’s Record of the Year win — for which they beat out stiff competition, including Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie” — he and Dave Hawyood felt really nervous about their next album — in a good way.
“We’re working on a new record right now and we’re about half way done… Dave and I looked at each other after we got in our seats after we won the Record of the Year and we looked at each other and said, ‘We got a lot of work to do!’” he laughed.