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David Wesley "Dave" Haywood (born July 5, 1982) is an American country music singer. He is one-third of the band Lady Antebellum, in which he plays piano, guitar and mandolin, and sings backing vocals.Haywood's father, Van, is a dental instructor/dentist who invented a teeth-whitening method(originally discovered by Dr. Bill Klusmeier) and his mother Angie is a teacher. Both are involved in music in their church.Haywood's mother taught him to play piano and his father taught him to play guitar. Their family sang and played instruments together as he was growing up. He also sang in Trinity-on-the-Hill United Methodist Church's youth choir called Love Unlimited where he served as the president during his senior year of high school.Dave and his family lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for about a decade when his father taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's School of Dentistry. In 1993, the Haywood's moved back to Augusta. Haywood first met Charles Kelley at Riverside Middle School in Evans, Georgia. He was in a jazz band with Charles's brother Josh Kelley when he attended Lakeside High School and graduated in 2000. He attended college at the University of Georgia where he graduated in 2004. Haywood formed the country music group Lady Antebellum in 2006 in Nashville, TN along with Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott.Besides writing for Lady Antebellum, Haywood co-wrote Luke Bryan's 2009 single "Do I" and the track "Love Song" on Miranda Lambert's album Revolution. In 2004, he engineered and produced, co-wrote and sang harmony vocals on a CD for Mary Bragg titled Certain Simple Things.