“Need You Now” is a country pop song performed by American country music trio Lady Antebellum. The band co-wrote the song with Josh Kear, and produced it with Paul Worley. It serves as the lead-off single and title track to their second studio album, Need You Now (2010), and was first released in the US on August 11, 2009. The song also served as their debut single in the UK and Europe, where it was released April 23, 2010. It won four Grammy Awards in 2011, including for Song of the Year and Record of the Year, the first country song to win both honors since “Not Ready to Make Nice” by the Dixie Chicks won both in 2006, and only the second ever.
The lyrics describe placing a call to someone in the middle of the night due to being lonely and longing for companionship.