10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott
Happy birthday to Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott! Today, she turns 25. While most 25-year-olds are just barely getting by, Scott is the complete opposite. In her 25 years, Scott has become an accomplished singer and songwriter, scoring countless No. 1 hits as both, as well as many trophies from the CMAs, ACMs, and most recently, the Grammys. Here are some things you may not know about the April Fools' Day baby!
]10. Scott sings with Luke Bryan on one of his No. 1 hits. Scott's bandmates, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley, were two-thirds of the team behind the No. 1 Bryan hit, 'Do I,' which they co-wrote with the singer. When it came time for Bryan to head into the studio to lay down the song's track, he asked Scott to join him on harmony.
9. She recently became a first-time homeowner. In November 2010, Scott signed papers on her first home, which had the then 24-year-old celebrating -- but she was also a bit nervous. "I’m like, 'Welcome to being a grown-up, Hillary,'" she says. "It’s like, 'Oh my gosh, now I have a mortgage.' This is scary!"
8. She auditioned for 'American Idol' prior to the Lady A days. Scott's 'Idol' experience was a brief moment in time -- she never even made it to see the judge panel for the show's auditions. "I literally performed for the production assistants and the interns, and I just didn't make it," she admits.
7. Scott's love life was the inspiration behind Sara Evans' latest single, 'A Little Bit Stronger.' The song, which she co-wrote with Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey, happened barely a month out of Scott's break-up. "It's very autobiographical ... one of the most personal songs that I've ever written," Scott explains.
6. She gets seal of approval from Charles and Haywood on guys she dates. In order for Scott to be at ease with a new man in her life, she first has to run it by her bandmates. "It's extremely important to me," Scott says. "If anybody knows me, Charles and Dave do, and [they] have my best interests at heart. They're like the big brothers I never had. It definitely means the world what they think, and hopefully it's good."
5. Scott digs pop singer Adele. The British songstress covered a Bob Dylan classic on her debut album, which is Scott's favorite song on the record. "I'm a huge fan of hers. She is spectacular," says Scott. "That is one of my favorite versions of that song I ever heard."
4. Scott plans to attend Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton's wedding. Scott, along with her bandmates, have been invited to the wedding of the season. Scott already has in mind her special gift for the bride and groom: "Some kind of pistol," she says.
3. Scott loves summer tours ... for the fair food. Summer time means fairs and festivals, which means Scott can hunt down the best corndogs (with ketchup!) coast-to-coast. She also loves another fair favorite: "I'm a huge fan of chocolate-covered bananas," she gushes. "I love those! They're frozen like a Popsicle."
2. Scott's post-show beverage of choice, Bacardi mixed with Sprite Zero, was inspired by Miranda Lambert. While touring with Lambert a couple years ago, the two friends spent much time together after the shows -- including playing bartender. "Miranda makes Bacardis and Sprite Zeros," Scott says. "So normally, I'll have one of those [after a show]."
1. Scott is not a "drunk dialer" at 1:15AM! Scott isn't likely to pick up the phone, like the lyrics in mega-hit 'Need You Now' suggest, to drunk call an old flame. "I'm kind of old-fashioned, so I think the guy should always be the one to call," she says. "The girl just answers ... or doesn't answer."