Popular country group Lady Antebellum won Song of the Year with its single "Need You Now" and Best Country Album with its album by the same name at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
The Nashville, Tenn., trio of Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott also won the Best Country Album Grammy with its album Need You Now, and its eponymous track from that album had already won Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With
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For Song of the Year, Lady Antebellum edged out profanity-laced "F*** You" by Cee Lo Green, "Beg Steal Or Borrow" by Ray LaMontagne and The Pariah Dogs, "The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert, and “Love The Way You Lie” by Eminem and Rihanna.
For the Best Country Album award, Lady Antebellum beat out Dierks Bentley's Up On The Ridge, Zac Brown Band's You Get What You Give, Jarney Johnson's The Guitar Song, and Miranda Lambert's Revolution.
A relative newcomer on the music scene, Lady Antebellum was nominated for Best New Act two years ago at the Grammys but did not win. The group broke through with a Best Country Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals win at last year's Grammys with "I Run to You."
Earlier in the night, rock band Train won the Grammy for Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocals for its live rendition of "Hey, Soul Sister," country singer Miranda Lambert won her first Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance, Muse's Resistance won the Grammy for Best Rock Album, and Lady Gaga won the award for Best Female Pop Vocal Album.
The Grammy Awards, which telecast on CBS, Sunday at 8 p.m. EST and 5 p.m. PST, are considered the most prestigious award of the American recording industry.