"This album feels to me like one of those that from start to finish could be a good road trip record, and that's what we wanted," reports Lady A's Charles Kelley. "It's one of the reasons why the term 'golden' was cool. I think about road trips and driving down the road with those little streaks of sunshine popping through the trees, especially at sunset. 'Golden' ... it just gives you this warm, easy feeling."
"Writing and recording this record really took us back to when we first met each other," adds bandmate Hillary Scott. "When I first met the boys, we spent a lot of time around the piano. We didn't really know each other at all, but there was still some magic and then the harmonies – that's how it all started - that blend of our voices and that blend of our songwriting craft. It's exciting that even on our fourth record, we can still find that."
Dave Haywood agrees with the imagery that Golden conjures -- sunset drives on carefree days. But he also sees the album title as a nod to their many musical blessings. "We want to value this time in our careers because it's such a treasure that we can still sit in a room and write songs together," says the Lady A guitarist. "I personally feel so humbled to still be making records that people are excited to hear."
The new album's first single, "Downtown," is Lady A's highest charting debut. Watch a humorous, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the catchy song in the video below, which features "Modern Family" star (and huge Lady A fan) Eric Stonestreet.