Lady Antebellum to 'step away' from the spotlight 'for a little while'

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Lady Antebellum Is Ready to 'Step Away' From Spotlight, Get 'Re-Inspired'

Lady Antebellum has been a country radio constant for more than half a decade -- now they're ready to take a break.

As the band wraps up the promotional tour for their latest album, 747, Charles Kelley says Lady A will be stepping away from the spotlight and re-shifting their focus.

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"As a band, we've talked about wanting to get off the hamster wheel for a little bit and let the fans miss us for a second," he told Rolling Stone Country. "We want to spend some time to write a record like we did for our first record. But it's always been go, go, go, so we'll try to get re-inspired a little bit."

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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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Lady A's self-titled debut hit shelves in 2008, featuring the tracks "Love Don't Live Here," "I Run to You" and "Lookin' for a Good Time." Since their wildly successful sophomore album, Need You Now, was released in 2010, the band has put out a brand new record (and several more hit singles) every year.

"We can take some time off and not feel like we're going to lose it all. We felt like that in the past, if we left off the throttle. So, yeah, we're not quite as hot as we were around 'Need You Now,' but we realize the fans are there," Kelley continued. "It's all about the music, so we need to step away and make the best music we can. That's the only way it's going to sustain itself."

Ironically, Kelley added: "We're probably the happiest as a band we've ever been."

NEWS: Charles Kelley Is Going to Be a Dad!

Kelley and his wife Cassie recently announced that they are expecting their first child, a boy, after years of struggling with fertility.

"This journey to become a family of three has been a long, interesting, sometimes fun and sometimes heartbreaking road," Cassie wrote in a blog post on Womanista, revealing that the couple was told that they had a one percent chance of conceiving naturally.

"I woke up one morning in June and there it was, a positive pregnancy test," she wrote. "I was in shock. Happy shock, but shock. Our baby decided to join our family in God's time, which is always right."

As the Kelley family prepares for baby, the singer/songwriter also plans on penning a few new tracks for other artists. Kelley recently celebrated a No. 1 single with Darius Rucker's "Homegrown Honey" and Lady A contributed to one of Hunter Hayes' latest, "Where It All Begins."

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"Just being able to write a song that may not necessarily be a Lady Antebellum song, to put on a different hat. I love writing with other artists, I really do," Kelley said. "Because you can try to guess what they would want to say, and how they would sing it."

On their way to the ACM Awards this year, Lady A suffered a terrifying setback when their tour bus caught on fire. ET was with them just after the incident, with Hillary Scott still visibly shaken -- but her faith stronger than ever. See the interview in the video below.

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