Haywood said that being a parent enriches everyone’s life and adds a more profound sensibility to the songwriting process, but touring is more difficult.“You are a lot more intentional about your time,” Haywood says.“When you are working, you want to make it count because you could be home with your child.

The members of Lady A spent most of 2016 focused on other projects; Hillary Scott released a gospel project with her family, and Charles Kelley released a solo album and toured behind it, while Dave Haywood spent some time producing other acts.

They're coming back together for , which is set for release on June 9 via Capitol Nashville.

As the shows got bigger, so did the band’s ambition.

Written during the 2014 Take Me Downtown Tour, 747 — whose title rustles up the image of a fast-moving plane bound for bigger, better places — doubles as a metaphor for the group itself.

This is a 20-minute phone conversation during a long day of interviews from Tennessee, where rehearsals and press demands are wrapping up before Lady A begins a 65-date world tour that visits San Diego County on Sunday at the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista.

The band announced two years ago that it would take a break after its Wheels Up Tour, and some listeners may have wondered if the platinum-selling trio consisting of Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott intended to part ways after years of accomplishments.

The first single from the album, "You Look Good," dropped on Thursday morning (Jan.

19).“We knew right away that we had to name this album after a track that is a play on the word ‘heartbreak,'” Scott shares in a press release.

The trio will share more music from the new album during a Facebook Live event that’s set to begin at 9PM ET on Thursday night.