Sadie and the Hotheads was born in 2007 when McGovern decided to take guitar lessons. She says on the band’s official website that the name refers to everyone’s individuality: “Your ‘Sadie’ is that thing inside you which makes you unique. Everyone has it.”
In addition to McGovern, the band has sometimes welcomed her on-screen daughter Michelle Dockery to sing with them. In fact, Dockery did some back-up vocals on previous Sadie album “How Not to Lose Things.”
The band just released “Still Waiting,” its latest album, with “Everybody’s Got a Song” as the lead track. The video for “Song” is above, which features the 52-year-old “Downton” star cruising around in a powder-blue convertible and sporting some snappy retro duds. You can order the album at Amazon now.