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Lady Antebellum won’t be going right into another tour once their Wheels Up trek wraps up next month in New Jersey. Instead, the group is giving themselves a little time off to recharge their creative batteries before making the follow-up to their 2014 release, 747.

Lady A’s Charles Kelley tells Rolling Stone, “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. 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.”

A few years ago, Charles admits he and Lady A band mates would have been afraid to step out of the spotlight for fear of losing their fans. “We felt like that in the past, if we left off the throttle,” Charles explains. So, yeah, we’re not quite as hot as we were around ‘Need You Now,’ but we realize the fans are there.

This time out from the music-making process will ultimately help Lady Antebellum come back better and stronger than ever. Says Charles, “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.”

Go to LadyAntebellum.com to see which shows they have left on the Wheels Up tour.

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