Lady A’s Charles Kelley on the group’s first Grammy nods since 2012: “This meant a lot”

Steve Granitz/Getty ImagesAfter 13 nominations and seven wins, Lady Antebellum certainly know what success at the Grammy Awards feels like. But as Charles Kelley told ABC Radio at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party in New York City Saturday night, the group certainly isn’t tired of being nominated…or winning.

“It doesn’t get old,” Charles said, noting that the group really appreciates their nods this year for both their single “You Look Good” and their album Heart Break. 

“I mean, it’d been a few years since Lady Antebellum was nominated and so, it’s been a couple albums in between the Own the Night record and this one,” he explained. “And so this meant a lot, this really did. We worked our butts off for this record.”

At the Clive Davis party, the artist with the most Grammy nominations going into tonight’s ceremony, hip-hop icon JAY Z, was honored.  Charles says he’s a big fan of the chart-topping rapper and mogul.

“I mean, he’s timeless man,” he told ABC Radio. “I think any artist that has been around, had that success for this long…I mean, every artist has so many ebbs and flows, and it feels like he’s been on the top his entire career. I don’t think he knows what failure means!” 

Tune into the 60th Annual Grammy Awards tonight on CBS starting at 7:30 p.m. to see if Lady A can pull off yet another win.  Their competition for Best Country Album includes Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and Kenny Chesney.

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