Lady Antebellum Releases Summer Anthem "Champagne Night"

From the TV Show Songland

April 21, 2020
Lady Antebellum, Band, Country Music, New Song, Songland

Rick Diamond


Country music's hottest trio, Lady Antebellum, served as the guest artists on the season 2 premiere of NBC's prime time series Songland on April 13th. 

The series, which received rave reviews last season as fans loved seeing the behind the scenes process of what makes a hit song, gives four aspiring songwriters the chance to have one of their original tunes produced by a mentor and recorded by one of the guest artists. The show's music mentors include country hitmaker Shane McAnally, Ester Dean, and Ryan Tedder. 

Singer/songwriter Madeline Merlo performed her original song "I'll Drink to That" for Lady A, which was then changed to "Champagne Night," during the show's producing process. 

Lady Antebellum chose "Champagne Night" as the winning song and released it to the public last week! The band even created a quarantine style music video for the tune featuring fan-made at home videos! 

The song created so much buzz on social media and millions began downloading/streaming it that Lady A decided to officially release it as a radio single. It was shipped off to different radio stations yesterday morning (4/20)! 

"Champagne Night" is the first song from the prime-time series to become a radio single!

The band, along with the producer Shane McAnally, called the original songwriter, Merlo, to tell her the good news before she heard it from anyone else.

The announcement means the end of the band's current radio single "What I'm Leaving For," which is at No. 39 on the charts after 9 weeks. The trio decided to pull that one from radio and instead focus on "Champagne Night" which they hope is a summer anthem!