OFFSTAGE: Lady Antebellum Take “Dirt Road Anthem” Detour

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When Charles Kelley pops his collar, I am IN. Even if it means he’s poking fun at Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem.” It’s this hysterical video that is part of Lady Antebellum’s Lady Hazed parodies of other hit country songs, all in the name of fun. And fun this is. Country rapper Colt Ford joins the trio on a golf course so they can sing their “Country Club Anthem.”

Lady A’s version isn’t quite as catchy as the dirt road one, but when you’ve got lines in there like “Club sandwiches, y’all,” and “Lacing up them FootJoys,” and references to seersucker shorts, Callaway, farmers’ tans and Arnold Palmers, it gets infectious pretty fast. “Chillin’ on the first green, laid back and sippin’ lemonade and sweet tea,” Kelley sings in the chorus. Although Kelley and Ford seem like they were born to rap, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott get a chance to do their fast-talking parts in this one and they own them.