Lady Antebellum announced their hiatus last fall, but promised fans it would be brief — and they weren't lying. In that span of time, Charles Kelley released a solo album, Hillary Scott worked on a gospel project with her family and Dave Haywood continued to produce.

Lady A fans will be happy to know that the trio are now back together and working on a follow-up to 2014's 747.

"I've been busy this week," Scott told reporters backstage at CMA Fest before she reunited with her bandmates for a performance with Cam. "We don't really know how to take a break. An 'off year' for us is two albums and 30 shows in the middle of the summer together as a trio."

Scott adds that she, Kelley and Haywood have already been writing for the forthcoming release.

"We have the fall blocked off for the bulk of it so we're not in a rush, because we want it to be right," she adds (quote via Rolling Stone). "I think we're giving ourselves the gift of time to find the songs and write the songs. So I've been singing vocals this week, but there's really no timeline. When it's ready, we'll get it out."

Lady Antebellum and Cam surprised fans at the 2016 CMA Fest Thursday night (June 9) when they took the stage together to sing “Burning House” and “Need You Now.” Scott took a verse on Cam's song before the quartet sang the chorus a capella and then segued into "Need You Now."

The trio will host the 2016 ACM Honors event in late summer.

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