Lady A And Breland To Collaborate On CMA Fest Special

Lady A will have two performances featured on Wednesday night’s (8-3) CMA Fest television special on ABC. Along with their new single, “Summer State of Mind,” they’ll perform with Breland on their hit song, “Need You Now.” Charles Kelley explains how that idea came about: “Breland and I became buddies just backstage, and I had told him I was a fan. I just think he’s got one of the best voices in our genre, I mean right up there with like Shay Mooney. So anyway, I was like, ‘Let’s write sometime. And so, we wrote a song and he asked if Lady A would feature on it, and so we went in the studio and we did that. And then while we were there, I was like, ‘Well, we’ve gotta do a song, you know, for the fans.’ And so, we did ‘Need You Now.’ He told me he grew up on that song – he’s super young, we’re gettin’ older. But, I just think it’s fun to give that song a new twist, and I really truly think he’s one of the most talented artists, up-and-coming, that we have. And so, any time you can kind of be a part of that energy after doing this for 15 years now, we like to feed off that youthful energy and that excitement. And I guess that CMA Fest had seen that and was like, man, this would be a great moment in the show.” :43 (OC: great moment in the show)