Lady Antebellum’s co-lead singer Hillary Scott’s voice is loved by fans around the world. Although fans know her music, there are things about her life that are unknown to many.
Born on April 1, 1986, in Nashville, the American singer/songwriter shot to fame after her band released their debut album “Dirty Dancing” hit no. 1 on the Billboard charts in 2008.
Lady Antebellum won Grammy award for Best Performance by a duo or group for their hit singles including “Lookin’ For A Good Time” and “I Run To You.” Their hit single “Need You Now”, which won four Grammys including “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year,” earned them a large fan following and the band never looked back ever since.
After the release of their second album, the American country music group bagged another Grammy Award for Best Country Album.
With 9 number one singles, 7 Grammys, eight ACM awards, 6 CMA Awards, and 3 platinum-selling albums, the band has earned a loyal fan base and continues to awe the world with their incredible music.
In 2016, Scott released a Gospel/Christian album called “Love Remains” under the band name “Hillary Scott and Scott Family” with her family. The album bagged two Grammy Awards.
By now we all know that Scott is incredibly talented and adds magic to every song she sings. Here are five lesser-known facts about the talented artist:
During her high school days, Scott toilet papered a football player’s yard and damaging their front porch railing. Surprisingly, she kept the whole incident from her mother.
Scott’s mom, Linda Davis, recorded five studio albums for major record labels and over 15 singles. Her single “Some Things Are Meant to Be” hit number 13 on the country charts in 1996. Linda collaborated with country star Reba McEntire for a duet titled “Does He Love You” which topped the Billboard charts.
According to the singer, her first memory of being onstage with her mom was singing “Amazing Grace” at a show.
In an interview with Rolling Stones, Scott’s daughter, Eisele Kaye, can sing along to everything on “Love Remains.” She said: “There’s a part on the song, ‘The River,’ that’s her shower song. There’s a part of ‘As I Went Down to the River to Pray in it and she loves that part: [Sings] Oh sister, let’s go down’… it modulates,” she said.
It may come as a huge surprise to many, but Scott auditioned for the sensational singing contest twice but did not make it past the first round. However, the mother of two admitted that if she hadn’t been rejected, she would have never met her Lady Antebellum bandmates.
So whatever happened, happened for the best.