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Lady A’s Champagne Night is a two-week #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, followed by American Country Countdown.
Champagne Night is Lady A’s 11th #1.
“It’s been very refreshing seeing how much this song has resonated with our fans and feeling all the support from country radio. To start 2021 with a multiweek #1 has brought us so much positivity and excitement for what’s to come.” Dave Haywood
This week's top 5 on #CountryAirplay:
1. @ladya Champagne Night (2nd week at No. 1)
2. @lukecombs Better Together
3. @russelled Love You Like I Used To
4. @DanAndShay I Should Probably Go To Bed
5. @blakeshelton ft. @gwenstefani Happy Anywhere
— billboard charts (@billboardcharts) January 12, 2021
Lady A were guest artists on NBC’s Songland in April of 2020. Songwriters competed to have a song recorded by the band. They picked I’ll Drink To That, written by Canadian singer-songwriter Madeline Merlo. The song was rewritten and retitled Champagne Night.
Raisin’ plastic cups to our incredible fans & friends at Country Radio for making “Champagne Night” our 11th #1 🍾 Thank you @madelinemerlo for bringing this fun idea to @NBCSongland and @EsterDean @RyanTedder @shanemcanally for all your creative direction & craft along the way🥂 pic.twitter.com/aYHwRF8GZ8
— Lady A (@ladya) January 11, 2021
Madeline Merlo is from Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Merlo was named the Canadian Country Music Association’s Rising Star in 2015, and she’s had seven top twenty singles on Canadian country radio. Madeline signed with Open Road Recordings, a Universal Music Group Canada division, and co-starred in the 2016 movie Country Crush with Jana Kramer and Sophie Tweed-Simmons.
“Songland was one of the most incredible and inspiring experiences. The knowledge I obtained throughout is invaluable, and the opportunity to work with such seasoned and decorated songwriters is something I won’t ever forget. As a young songwriter in this business, I felt so validated and honoured by this experience. Lady A was so kind and gracious to me, and it was incredibly cool to be able to pitch a song to a band that I admire so much. I made lifelong friends, grew as a writer, all while getting to share my vocals and songwriting abilities on network television.”
It’s really hard to put into words the emotion that I have felt watching this song climb the charts & sit at the top for multiple weeks. I started writing songs when I learned how to spell & followed my heart to a different country in the pursuit of becoming a better songwriter. pic.twitter.com/bxFDwWX9uO
— Madeline Merlo (@madelinemerlo) January 11, 2021
Champagne Night comes from Lady A’s Deluxe Edition of their LP Ocean.
I’ll Drink To That was written by Madeline with Canadian Country music legend Patricia Conroy, Tina Parol, and David Thomson. When the song was rewritten and retitled, Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, Shane McAnally, Ryan Tedder and Ester Dean were added as co-writers.
“This has been a special song for us for so many reasons. We loved it so much that it became a single: The first-ever radio single to be released from Songland. So for the fans to love it as much as we do and for it now to be at #1, it feels like the best way to celebrate the first week of the new year.” Hillary Scott
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