The name Lady Antebellum is on a lot of lips these days, mostly thanks to their epic-sized crossover hit “Need You Now.” The fervor over “Need You Now” has propelled them up the charts and into the hearts of both fans of traditional country and straight-ahead pop. You could call it a fever of sorts. But the trio have a fever of their own. In fact, it’s a rise in temperature that has been awfully contagious over the past year or so. That’s right, Lady Antebellum has Bieber fever!
“I love me some Justin Bieber,” singer Hillary Scott revealed to MTV News on the red carpet for Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (April 18). “We were listening to him actually the other night before we played a show here in Vegas. I just think he’s great. And any time I want to feel like I’m 13 years old all over again, I’m all about some Justin Bieber.”
Bandmate Charles Kelley confirmed that Hillary has a major case of Bieber fever, calling her “obsessed.” “She does [love him]!” he said, adding that maybe it’s spreading in the band. “I got to admit, he’s pretty catchy. I could see how this is a guilty pleasure.”
Of course, how couldn’t a six-foot-six, 28-year-old man from Georgia not be into a 16-year-old pop singer who sings about the pitfalls of first love? Yeah, that’s what we thought.
Additional reporting by Gil Kaufman
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