The cover of Lady Antebellum’s On This Winter’s Night Christmas album is so picturesque it doesn’t look real – except it is! Well before the album’s release, the trio headed to Park City, Utah to shoot the album artwork amidst several feet of snow. Dressing warmly for the cold temperatures was key – even if it wasn’t as fashionable as their stylist would have liked.
“We’re getting dressed for the snow, and our stylist starts putting on these really nice shoes, and I said, “No, no, no, no. That won’t work,’” Charles Kelley said. “So, we got these big ole wader snow boots, and they were all the same ones, and I still had a ton of snow that had gotten inside my boot, and kept having to change socks every hour.”
Despite the freezing temperatures and wet feet, the band had fun with the cover shoot. While they were technically working, they couldn’t help but feel like kids again as they played in the freshly-fallen snow.
“I remember just giggling, running around out there, ‘cause it had not been touched,” Hillary Scott said. “All of the snow had fallen, and truly our footsteps through it were the first ones, and I had never experienced that before, because we just don’t see it like that in the South. I’ll never forget just laughing and having the best time running around out there falling all over the place.”
Lady Antebellum will bringing their On This Winter’s Night album to the stage with a special Christmas concert at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on December 3. The concert will air on GAC December 5 at 7p|6c with repeats throughout the holiday season.