Hillary Scott’s ‘Thy Will’ Wins at the 2017 Grammy Awards
An overwhelmed Hillary Scott accepted a Grammy in the Contemporary Christian Music Performance and Song category on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 12). While not her first Grammy, it's hard to believe it's not her most cherished.
Hillary Scott and the Scott Family won for "Thy Will," a song from the Grammy nominated Love Remains album (the album would win moments later). Songwriter Emily Weisband joined the singer on stage, but it was Scott's words that were most powerful. Dressed in a long, sequined, black gown with silver and gold flower and star patterns, the Lady Antebellum singer fought through tears to thank the Lord, her husband, her co-writers and her family.
“Thank you all. I’ll hug you and send a ‘Thank you’ note," she said with a chuckle before Weisband took the microphone.
Hillary Scott Reveals "Thy Will" Inspired By Heartbreak
The song is only equaled in personal importance by her Love Remains album. She admitted upon its release that it was inspired by heartbreak, but didn't share that it was inspired by a miscarriage until months later. The album was a salute to her grandfather, who had died of cancer.
"These songs, and many like them, are the cry of my heart," she said in a handwritten letter to fans. "I have been singing songs like this my whole life whether it be in church, with family and friends gathered around with guitars on my screened in porch, rocking my baby girl to sleep or while holding the hand of a dying loved one."
After winning her second Grammy Award of the night, Scott thanked her bandmates, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, as well. Her mother, father and little sister stood beside her as she accepted.
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