Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Shares Details of Engagement
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott sensed a marriage proposal was coming, but was still shocked when now-fiance Chris Tyrell dropped to one knee at a vacation home their families were sharing last month. Scott told WYCD's 'Dr. Don Show' that the couple had just returned from a morning hike around a lake in eastern Tennessee and were standing alone on the porch while their families rested inside. "And he hit the knee, and he said all the sweet things that any girl wants to hear, and I said, 'Yes.' And he found a really pretty ring. Now we're planning a wedding," she gushed.
"I could sense that it was coming soon," Scott said. "When his family came into town, that was kind of a clue." Still, she had no idea the moment would be so perfectly simple.
"Everything we did while they were in town … I made sure that I didn't look bad," Scott shared as her band cracked up laughing. "I put mascara on, I wore a dress."
Bandmate Charles Kelley admitted he used to deejay weddings before joining one of the hottest bands in country music. During the interview, he and Scott went back and forth singing cheesy wedding songs before Scott asked, "Will you cut me a really good deal?"
The singer's personal life has been a thread in the band's songwriting, turning into two of their most recent hits, 'Need You Now' and 'Just a Kiss.' She also wrote 'Stronger' about an ex-love, but gave that song to Sara Evans. Kelley admitted he was initially a little miffed that they didn't get a chance to record the song. "We almost recorded it for the 'Need You Now' record," he said, "but we had so many heartbreak songs on that record I was like 'Man, I really think you should hold onto that for the next record.'"
Scott's engagement leaves Dave Haywood as the only single member of the band, although he tells WYCD that he too is dating someone. Lady Antebellum's new album 'Own the Night' will be available on September 13.
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