Ask any songwriter and they’ll tell you that song ideas come from anywhere, and when a songwriter is married or has children, they often look to their own home to be inspired. That’s what the members of Lady Antebellum did when they wrote their song “The Stars.”

In a new Facebook video, the trio’s Charles Kelley says, “All three of us have kids now in the band. We felt like we couldn’t do this record and not have a song about our kids.” Dave Haywood adds, “We’re all very emotional people now. Having kids completely changes your life.”

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“This song is just talking about what our children mean to us, but also what they’re going to go on to accomplish [in life],” Hillary Scott explains.

The trio wrote “The Stars” with popular hit songwriter busbee, and Dave sums it up saying, “We just wanted to send this as a love letter to our children.”

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After taking a break to pursue different projects, Lady Antebellum is enjoying success as a trio again with the release of their newest album, “Heart Break.” The debut single from the album, “You Look Good,” which was written by Hillary, busbee and newly-engaged Ryan Hurd, is in the Top 10 and climbing.

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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