Updated: Sun, 08 Sep 2013 17:45:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
The origin stories of bestselling bands

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Lady Antebellum are kind of a big deal these days. And by big deal we mean they're sublimely amazing and are scooping up awards like nobody's business.  But how did this talented trio first meet? While appearing on Chelsea Lately,  Charles Kelley recalled that Hilary Scott had approached him at a downtown Nashville music bar, having recognised him from MySpace. "She walked up to me and said she had heard some of my music randomly online and said, 'I really like your voice,'" said Kelley, before adding, "I said, 'Let's get together and write some songs,' which is a pretty typical Nashville pickup line. She came over about a week later and we started writing and formed a band [along with Dave Haywood, Kelley's old middle school classmate] about a month or two later."