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Technically, I wasn’t the one asking the questions. But Lady Antebellum still had plenty of answers. It was in their very informal meet-and-greet last week before their Chicago show. (Note to future meet-and-greet attendees: Always ask questions Charles Kelley can answer in song. Because he will. He even answered wedding questions intended for Hillary Scott with a little bit of the old Tim McGraw and Faith Hill duet “Let’s Make Love.”) Here’s a sample of the answers the band gave:
On planning a wedding: “We didn’t have a long engagement, which I actually completely recommend because wedding planning can add to the stress. And I say don’t get caught up in what the world says a wedding should be,” Scott said. “Make sure it’s perfect for y’all.”
On sitting behind Bonnie Raitt at the Grammys: “I was too nervous to even tap her on the shoulder,” Scott said.
On songs about being single: “Sometimes my wife says, ‘Is everything all right?’ But on ‘Need You Now,’ I would think back, and I was that guy calling, saying, ‘I know it’s late, but what are you doing?,’” Kelley said.