Congrats to Lady A as “Champagne Night” not only becomes their latest number-one hit, but it’s the first chart topper in country music for 2021!
Did you know Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood discovered this song on the show Songland?
Originally titled “I’ll Drink To That” and presented to the group by Madeline Merlo, Charles immediately declared “this might be a hit, seriously.” With contributions from Madeline, Tina Parol, David Thomson, Patricia Conroy, Songland‘s Shane McAnally, and Lady A, “I’ll Drink To That” became “Champagne Night” and then became a number-one hit!
Hillary gushes about the new version of the song, “What I love so much about ‘Champagne Night’ is just how the song makes me feel. It’s just so happy and fun and makes me just want to have a great time with people I love.” She also loves the fact that the group can help out a young songwriter, “I love the story of this song, I love that Madeline Merlo got this big, huge chance to come on Songland and work with Shane McAnally.”
Dave added, “When we first heard it on the show, we immediately thought, ‘Oh, we need this for our tour. This needs to be that kind of song that opens the show’.”
Hillary says that “Champagne Night” really took off once the fans heard it, “We’re all celebrating the fact that this song got such a great response by the fans.” In the end though, Hillary shares “I couldn’t be more excited for Madeline as an up and coming songwriter, and I just know that this is the first of many for her.”
Congrats to Charles, Hillary, Dave, Madeline, Shane and all that were involved in making “Champagne Night” a huge hit!
Check out the evolution of the number-one song right here…
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