When you think of group therapy, country music may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but the members of Lady Antebellum say that, for them, counseling has provided the same benefits for a band as it would for a marriage. In a recent interview with Today, the group explained how group therapy has helped them learn more effective communication skills.
“I think when bands don’t talk and let out some of that stuff, it’s nice to have … an unbiased professional to be like, ‘Right there, man, your tone — you see why that probably hurts their feelings?”’ the group’s Charles Kelley explains.
Kelley goes on to say that the group made it a point to devote some time to counseling after coming back together after taking a short break in 2017, following the end of their You Look Good Tour. Between the birth of bandmate Hillary Scott‘s twin daughters in January of 2018 and a young child at home for Lady A member Dave Haywood as well, the group’s personal lives kept them busy at the outset of 2018, but they plan to hit the road later in the year to co-headline the Summer Plays On Tour with Darius Rucker.
Lady Antebellum have been releasing albums as a group since 2008. Like in any longterm relationship, communication has been a key piece of keeping the band together, and that’s where group therapy comes in. “It’s like marriage counseling,” Haywood points out.