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* OvershadowedByControversy: The band renaming themselves to "Lady A" in 2020 caused some to decry them for virtue signaling. It got worse when a black singer from Seattle named Anita White, who also recorded under the name Lady A, caught wind of this. The band initially intended to reach a compromise with White, but the two parties instead got entangled in lawsuits against each other, with White citing the band's white privilege and destruction of her brand name in particular. These incidents cast a shadow over ''What a Song Can Do'', causing it to be their worst-performing album to date.

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* OvershadowedByControversy: The band renaming themselves to "Lady A" in 2020 caused some to decry them for virtue signaling. It got worse when a black singer from Seattle named Anita White, who also recorded under the name Lady A, caught wind of this. The band initially intended to reach a compromise with White, but the two parties instead got entangled in lawsuits against each other, with White citing the band's white privilege and destruction of her brand name in particular. These incidents cast a shadow over ''What a Song Can Do'', causing it to be their worst-performing album to date.

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* BreakthroughHit: "Love Don't Live Here" on country, "Need You Now" on pop.
* FollowTheLeader: Likely what inspired Charles' brother Josh, who is mainly a pop singer, to put out a country album in 2011.
** Gloriana's "(Kissed You) Good Night" is clearly inspired by Lady A's signature style.
* HeAlsoDid: Haywood and Kelley co-wrote labelmate Music/LukeBryan's single "Do I" (which was blocked from #1 on ''Billboard'' by "Need You Now"), while Scott co-wrote Music/SaraEvans' "A Little Bit Stronger". Kelley also wrote Darius Rucker's "Homegrown Honey".
* ThrowItIn: The entire ending of "Goodbye Town" (most of which is cut from the radio edit) is just Lady A and the studio musicians jamming, and Charles ad-libbing the vocals.
** According to the liner notes, the bridge to "Slow Down Sister" also came about this way. From its format, this makes sense: in an otherwise-one-perspective song sung by Charles, Hilary jumped in with a line from the perspective of the woman he is talking to, and Charles responded in character.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Hillary tried out for and was rejected by Series/AmericanIdol in the non-TV rounds.

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