Hillary Scott has just released her family gospel album, and the Lady Antebellum singer dropped by the Taste of Country Nights studio to talk about how her longtime fans have reacted to the inspirational new music.

Scott collaborated with her real-life family for the gospel-themed Love Remains, which was informed by hard times. The singer's grandfather passed away from cancer, inspiring the album, and she recently revealed that the album's lead single, "Thy Will," was inspired by another heartbreaking experience, when she suffered a miscarriage while pregnant with her second child with her husband, Lady A drummer Chris Tyrrell.

The singer says she's been approached by strangers offering her hugs after sharing the story behind the deeply personal track, which she called a "letter to God."

"And if it's not an actual in-person hug, it's a hug through the world wide web," she tells us. "It's been amazing. Just the connection I truly feel to so many people all over the world who have been able to hear 'Thy Will,' and now a couple of other songs that have been released leading up to the record release. I feel like it's just been a way to connect on a deeper level with a lot of people, and just continue to nurture the relationship with the fans of our music. It's been amazing, it's just been really special."

Scott brought her younger sister, Rylee, to the ToC Nights studio, just to give her a taste of the experience of doing interviews. Rylee will also get to skip the first week of school this year, as she is scheduled to accompany her family on an opening week promotional trip to New York.

Sam Alex is the host of Taste of Country Nights radio, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 75 stations nationwide. Listen to highlights on iTunes or your Android device.

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