With “Need You Now,” Nashville trio Lady Antebellum crossed over from country radio to Top 40; they even got the Glee treatment as the song climbed a variety of Billboard charts. Of course, the band never fit snuggly into the country label in the first place. They continually pushed the genre’s sound toward what was once called adult contemporary and its lyrics toward prom-night sentimentality. The first three singles off their latest record—”Just a Kiss,” “Dancin’ Away With My Heart,” and the titular “We Owned the Night”—would all bring tears to even the most stone-faced high school graduates. With Darius Rucker and Thompson Square.
Thu., May 3, 7:30 p.m., 2012
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 2, 2012