Lady Antebellum Flex Songwriting Muscle on New 'Heart Break' Album

Members Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood wrote 11 of the album's 13 tracks

Lady Antebellum (Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood) will release their new album, 'Heart Break' on June 6th. Credit: Randy Holmes/Disney ABC Television Group

Lady Antebellum's sixth studio album Heart Break is set for release later this spring, the result of group members Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott holing up in a rented house in Florida, where they lived and worked under the same roof. They followed that experience with a Pacific Ocean retreat in Southern California.

With only two exceptions, the 13 tracks on the new LP feature all three members as co-writers, with multiple contributions from such collaborators as Maren Morris producer Busbee, Nicolle Galyon, Sara Haze and Will Weatherly. Shane McAnally, Ryan Hurd and Eric Paslay also co-wrote for the project. 

The turning point for the group, according to a statement, was the writing of the album's title track. Co-writer Busbee, who earned his first-ever Number One single with Lady A's "Our Kind of Love" in 2010, also handles production on the new record. He co-wrote the first single, the funky Top 20 "You Look Good," with Hillary Lindsey and Ryan Hurd. 

The latest chapter in Lady A's story comes after the multi-platinum group's hiatus, during which Charles Kelley released his solo album The Driver, Hillary Scott joined her family on the Grammy-winning gospel project Love Remains, and Dave Haywood produced the 2016 debut EP by trio Post Monroe. "The break was exactly what we needed," Kelley said in January. "I can't wait for people to hear the record, just the sound of it."

Lady Antebellum's You Look Good World Tour, featuring special guests Kelsea Ballerini and Brett Young, launches May 26th with more than 65 shows set for six countries including, for the first time, South Africa. The group promises "a surprise element" during the performance of their current single on Sunday night's ACM Awards, airing live from Las Vegas on CBS beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Here's the track list for Lady Antebellum's Heart Break:

1. "Heart Break" (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jesse Frasure, Nicolle Galyon)
2. "You Look Good" (busbee, Ryan Hurd, Hillary Lindsey)
3. "Somebody Else's Heart" (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Shane McAnally)
4. "This City" (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sara Haze, Will Weatherly)
5. "Hurt" (Jon Green, Melissa Peirce, Ben West)
6. "Army" (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Nicolle Galyon)
7. "Think About You" (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Sara Haze, Will Weatherly)
8. "Good Time to Be Alive" (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee, Will Weatherly, Emily Weisband)
9. "Big Love in a Small Town" (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Nicolle Galyon, Jordan Reynolds)
10. "Stars" (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee)
11. "Teenage Heart" (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Jon Green)
12. "Home" (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, busbee)
13. "Famous" (Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Eric Paslay)