10 Things You Didn’t Know About Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott
Hillary Scott has risen the ranks of country music as the co-lead of country music group Lady Antebellum since 2006. Since then they’ve won seven Grammy Awards, had nine No. 1 singles and become one of the most successful country-pop crossover acts of the past decade. Outside of her Lady A fame, Scott created an amazing career for herself with her most recent project being the 2016 gospel album, Love Remains, which was a collaboration with her Scott family, including her father, mother and sister. She also designed a clothing line and announced she’s expecting twin girls with her husband, Chris Tyrrell! In honor of all her success, here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about Hillary Scott!
10. She Auditioned for American Idol
Prior to becoming a part of the successful country group Lady Antelbellum, Hillary Scott tried out for American Idol! Shockingly, she never made it far enough to even see the panel of judges. “I literally performed for the production assistants and the interns, and I just didn’t make it,” she said in an interview with ET. In a separate interview she told CMT there’s no hard feelings about it because it obviously wasn’t meant to be — and look where she is now! If she’d never got rejected by the show she wouldn’t have met her band mates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood.
9. A Little Bit Stronger
Sara Evans might be the face of the song “A Little Bit Stronger,” but Hillary Scott is the mastermind behind those painful lyrics. Scott co-wrote the song with Luke Laird and Hillary Lindsey and drew from her experience getting over a really bad breakup. “When I wrote it, I was barely a month out of a really, really bad breakup. It’s very autobiographical…one of the most personal songs that I’ve ever written. It was personal when I wrote it, but now that it’s actually out there, it takes it to another level. I’m sure [my ex] has heard it, but that’s okay, because the song’s about ‘everyday without you, I’m a little bit stronger,’ which is so true. So, he can hear that. That’s okay,” said Scott in an interview with The Boot. The single made it to the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and was certified platinum.