Hillary Scott Took ‘An Amazing Musical Journey’ to Create Her Faith-Based Album
The Lady Antebellum frontwoman has already shared the debut single, "Thy Will," but says she had a really hard time keeping her Christian-themed release a secret. She wanted to wait for the perfect moment to let her fans in on the news.
“I wanted to wait. I wanted it to be the right time," she explains. "All the pieces needed to fall into place and when it was ready, it was ready.”
It's easy to see from "Thy Will" that the record revolves around Scott and her family's relationship with God, although she doesn't refer to the project as a "gospel record."
“It’s faith-based ... I’ve had a hard time figuring out how to describe it," she admits. "There are definitely influences from gospel, Southern gospel and bluegrass with Ricky Skaggs producing it and country because that's where I’m born and bred in country music. It’s been such an amazing musical journey though.”
The project actually began as something else entirely. Scott said at first her and her family wanted to create an album of 10-12 of their favorite hymns, but things happened, and the trajectory changed. Scott went through heartbreak, the details of which she has not yet shared.
"All of a sudden life starts happening and things happen and I thought I wouldn’t write for this album, but then I did," she shares. I co-wrote three, my parents co-wrote a song and then we found some amazing songs written by contemporary Christian songwriters."
Scott says she may someday reveal what encouraged her to write the letter to God that is "Thy Will." For now, it's open to fan interpretation.
Sam Alex is the host of Taste of Country Nights radio, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 60 Townsquare Media Group stations nationwide.
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