There is no denying that things have been good for Hillary Scott and her group Lady Antebellum as of late. The group is hot off their CMA wins for Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year and only appear to be gaining momentum! Hillary is celebrating their success with the purchase of a new home, her first!
“I just signed the papers on my house, the first house ever. Like it’s finalized today. So I’m celebrating that, too,” she said before the CMA Awards on Wednesday in Nashville.
Just a sign that the 24-year-old singer is growing up, having a mortgage.
“I’m like, ‘Welcome to being a grown-up, Hillary.’ You know? It’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, now I have a mortgage.’ This is scary,” she said.
Dave Haywood, guitarist for Lady Antebellum, is the last member of the band that doesn't own his own place yet, instead he rents a condo. Singer Charles Kelley, though, had some advice for Hillary on her new purchase. “It’s something all the time, I can tell her that right there,” he said with a smile.
Lady Antebellum played two sold-out shows on Monday (11/15) in Augusta, GA. Augusta is the hometown of two of the groups members, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley.
Before performing the group was honored by the City of Augusta. The trio received a key to the city and a street named in their honor. The city also plans to honor the group by naming a new pavilion in a planned city park after them as well.
I’ve got to say we owe so much to the community. It’s always been so supportive of us. Wherever we go, we take Augusta, Ga., with us. - Dave Haywood
Prodeeds from the mid-day concert went to the Medical College of Georgia’s Children’s Medical Center. In addition, they also surprised three teachers from Kelley and Haywood’s alma mater by presenting each of them with $1,000 OfficeMax gift cards for their classrooms.
It’s that time of year again…CMA Week in Nashville; and last night the SESAC Awards were held to kick it off. Rather than go to an individual who is strictly behind penning the hits this year top honor, Songwriter of the Year, went to Hillary Scott, who as one-third of Lady Antebellum also spends plenty of time front and center on the stage singing the hits she’s helped write. “Need You Now”, the title track from the group’s platinum-selling, sophomore album was recognized as Song of the Year.