Lady Antebellum: 'I know we want to win a CMA'

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley of the band Lady Antebellum perform on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on October 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 29: (L-R) Recording artists Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood attend iHeartRadio Country Festival in Austin at the Frank Erwin Center on March 29, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/Getty Images for Clear Channel)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Singers Charles Kelley (L) and Hillary Scott of the band Lady Antebellum perform onstage during CBS Radio's We Can Survive at the Hollywood Bowl (presented by 5 Hour Energy) on October 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Singers Hillary Scott (L) and Dave Haywood of the band Lady Antebellum perform onstage during CBS Radio's We Can Survive at the Hollywood Bowl (presented by 5 Hour Energy) on October 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: (L-R) Singer Hillary Scott, musicians Dave Haywood, and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum perform onstage during CBS Radio's We Can Survive at the Hollywood Bowl (presented by 5 Hour Energy) on October 24, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for CBS Radio Inc.)
LOS ANGELES, CA- OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Musicians Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood of the band Lady Antebellum at the Los Angeles premiere of 'The Best Of Me' at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on October 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: (L-R) Musicians Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum attend the premiere of Relativity Studios' 'The Best Of Me' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on October 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 07: Lady Antebellum perform (L-R) Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, at the premiere of Relativity Studios' 'The Best Of Me' after party featuring a live performance by Lady Antebellum at Club Nokia on October 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - OCTOBER 16: iHeartMedia presents Lady Antebellum at the 2014 ANA Masters of Marketing annual conference at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort Hotel on October 16, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for iHeart Media)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 11: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Charles Kelly and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum perform during the 36th annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards at the Georgia World Congress Center on October 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Chris McKay/Getty Images for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame)
TODAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum appear on the 'Today' show on Tuesday, October 30, 2014 -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: (L-R) Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum attend the 2014 CMA Festival on June 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 30: Charles Kelley, Hilary Scott, and Dave Haywood perform on NBC's 'Today' at the NBC's TODAY Show on September 30, 2014 in New York, New York. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: (L-R) Dave Haywood and Kelli Cashiola, Chris Tyrrell and Hillary Scott and Cassie McConnell and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum attend the 2014 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
AURORA, CO - JUNE 20: (L-R) Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum pose with a patient during the grand opening of Seacrest Studios at Children's Hospital Colorado on June 20, 2014 in Aurora, Colorado. (Photo by Jason Bahr/Getty Images for Children's Hospital Colorado)
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - AUGUST 03: Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum performs on August 3, 2014 in Atlantic City, United States. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum performs during the 2014 CMA Festival at LP Field on June 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/FilmMagic)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 04: Lady Antebellum performs onstage at the 2014 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for CMT)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Singers Hilary Scott (L) and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum perform onstage during Fox's 'American Idol' XIII Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: (L-R) Recording artists Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, and Marine Capt. Matt Smith perform during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: (L-R) Recording artist Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Cassie McConnell, musician Chris Tyrrell, recording artist Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, recording artist Stevie Nicks, Kelli Cashiola and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum attend the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 15: Honoree for 'Artist of the Year' Singer/Songwriter member of Lady Antebellum Hillary Scott attends the First annual 2014 Women In Music City Awards at the Omni Hotel on September 15, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
AURORA, CO - JUNE 20: (L-R) Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum pose with a patient during the grand opening of Seacrest Studios at Children's Hospital Colorado on June 20, 2014 in Aurora, Colorado. (Photo by Jason Bahr/Getty Images for Children's Hospital Colorado)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 23: (L-R) Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood, and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum perform on ABC's 'Good Morning America' at Rumsey Playfield on May 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 21: Singers Charles Kelley (L) and Hilary Scott of Lady Antebellum perform onstage during Fox's 'American Idol' XIII Finale at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on May 21, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Marine Capt. John Ed Auer (L) and musician Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum perform onstage during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: Recording artists Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum (L) and Carrie Underwood attend ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: (L-R) Recording artists Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum perform onstage during ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 07: (L-R) Recording artists Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum and Faith Hill attend ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/ACMA2014/Getty Images for ACM)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 06: Singer Stevie Nicks (2nd from right) Dave Haywood (L), Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum arrive at the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
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By JENNY DEPPER

Make no mistake; Lady Antebellum wants to take home some hardware at the 48th annual CMA Awards on Wednesday night.

The country trio of Hilary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood are nominated for Vocal Group of the Year and Music Video of the Year for "Bartender" and in a recent interview with AOL they revealed it would be nice to bring home the W.

"This year, coming back with the new record and feeling like we really worked our butts off to get back in the forefront of the fans' minds.... with 'Bartender' and this record, I'll be probably more nervous than usual when our award comes up," Kelley dished. "We want to win this – this would mean a lot to us."

"I know we want to win," Scott seconded. "It's the second busiest year we've ever had. The first year was the first [busiest year we've had]. We had 260 shows."

"If you do the math, you're playing constantly. You have a couple travel days here and there," Haywood chimed in on their wild travel schedule.

There's no doubt that the band, who took a brief hiatus following the birth of Scott's daughter Eisele Kay in July 2013, made a major comeback this year. They released their new album "747" in September on the heels of their Take Me Downtown tour, which kicked off in January 2014.

Their new album, which Kelley described as "more of a fun, outdoor record," was the result of pure dedication. "I think for us, we're in such good places with each other that we worked our butts off and focused on the music as opposed to this being the time where most bands after 8 years start getting annoyed with each other."

The group is certainly at the top of their game and laughed that even as their fame continues to grow, it's still nerve-wracking and occasionally strange.

"The first time we went to the Grammys and sat in the audience and experienced all of that, it was like country come to town. We just felt so green and naïve and it's because we were," Scott laughed. "Now, going to those awards shows now, not only do we feel more comfortable in those situations, but country music has just so much bigger of a presence in those environments."

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"Everybody had like 8 bodyguards at the Grammys. Lady Gaga came through the hallway and she had this entourage. It is so funny," Haywood kidded of their time at multi-genre shows.

It's safe to say that even on one of country's biggest nights, these three won't be taking themselves too seriously and it will still be all about the music.

"I'm so proud that there are a ton of country artists that get to step on that stage and perform and they are nurturing our genre," Scott said.

The 48th annual Country Music Association Awards will air on Wednesday Nov. 5 on ABC.

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