Their debut album wasn’t even on store shelves when Lady Antebellum got the call that they were nominated for the Academy of Country Music’s Top New Vocal Group award. and they’re like little fish in a bowl grabbing the guitar pick. Dave: You know when you feed a fish and they get all .
They were only on their first single when they won it.
After their impressive Sessions performance (watch it here), The Boot talked to the three friends about everything from life on the road to celebrity crushes. And then I saw him out one night, walked up to him, and I go, “I know you from My Space! We felt like it was something a special and different. We never said, ‘Alright, we’re going to write a country song. Charles: I think we all don’t quite feel deserving of it, but we’ll certainly take it. It’s just a religious experience every time you go. Hillary: I wanted to do anything but be in the music business when I was really young, because I traveled with my parents for two years in kindergarten and first grade.
Plus, we get the scoop on how the evolution of Lady Antebellum started with what you might call a musical pickup line. Charles: Dave and I are both from Augusta, Georgia, so we’ve known each other since middle school. We’re going to write an R&B song.’ We wrote whatever came out and it kind of came out of all our influences. Charles: [ Charles: Obviously the two of us, Hillary and I, trade off lead vocals equally. Hillary: And because he [Charles] looks likes Ryan Gosling, y’all could reenact ‘The Notebook’ every night on stage. I was home schooled — I watched school on video tape in the bus while my mom was touring, opening up for George Strait and Garth [Brooks].
The fresh-faced 20-somethings stroll into our studios after a whirlwind media tour. I told him, ‘I think you’re really great, and I just wanted you to know that I’m a singer-songwriter from here in Nashville and just wanted to give you a compliment.’ Charles: And then we got together, started writing songs and ended up starting the group. Did you have any idea that you would end up forming a band? The very first day that Hillary came over, we were working on a song called ‘All We’d Ever Need.’ But we never even thought about it until we had written 5, 6, 7 songs. Just thinking of all the people who stood there before you and who you’re sharing the stage with.
As exhausted as they are, they have everything down to a science, from their flawless vocal choreography to finishing each other sentences in our interview. Then we played our first show, and we all enjoyed it so much. We listen to all kinds of styles of music — we never went in, when we started writing, to try to create a sound. Bill Anderson, a legend in country music, introduced us our first time on the Opry and then Vince Gill another time, who’s one of Charles’ biggest influences. They’re like, ‘What are you doing talking to that guy?
Still, the accolade was no surprise to Nashville, as this trio is what many consider the biggest buzz band to come out of Music City in years. Hillary: Probably for me was the first time we played the Grand Ole Opry. So it’s great, I get friends and brothers at the same time.
Hillary: I actually ran across Charles’ My Space page a couple of months before I met him, and I just thought he was really great. Charles: I don’t know if Rachel Mc Adams is a singer, but if she’d like to join our group . We woke up to a text message about the ACM nomination. My mom and dad both sang background vocals for her, and so they were gone a lot, which was really difficult. They’re a big influence of ours, and I personally was freaked out and couldn’t go talk to them. It’s a lot better than being on the bus with eight girls. Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott said "I do" to her drummer beaut Chris Tyrrell on Saturday, Jan. The musical couple were so excited to be married that they posted an adorable video to Lady Antebellum's official website! The groom donned a gray Ermenegildo Zegna suit." The couple met in 2010 on the Tim Mc Graw tour and their love was the inspiration for Lady Antebellum's "Just a Kiss." Now that's a story they can tell the grandkids! The two were married in front of family and close friends just before sunset. "The bride wore a custom Vera Wang strapless mermaid dress with abstract all-over lace underlay, layered tulle skirt with horsehair banding and hand-cut corded lace applique with hand-applied crystal and pearl beading," Scott's rep tells E! "She complemented the gown with a mantilla veil with hand-cut chantilly lace applique.So I wanted to be a vet, a nurse, a chef — I mean, anything but the music industry. You can’t deny where you come from and what’s in your genes, and music definitely was. Hillary: We went to the BMI Awards, and Kris Kristofferson was there, and he is such a presence anywhere — any room he walks in. And he looked at us and he said, ‘I’m going to be saying that I remember when I met them at BMI.’ I mean, we were so honored to meet him! Charles: Also, we also got to sit at the table with Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman – that was pretty surreal. I kept looking over, and then I’d eat a little bit, and then I’d look over again to see what she’s doing. Charles went and talked to them, but I couldn’t do it. Hillary: The best part is I’ve got eight guys around me — including our band and tour manager — who take care of me all the time, make sure that I’m protected. But the worst part is being the only girl, because there’s some days where you just wanna watch a chick flick. Charles: I’ll totally watch ‘My Girl’ with you anytime.
We're so excited to be starting our life together and we just had to let you in on the exciting news." So who was the bride wearing?Scott and Tyrrell got engaged on the Fourth of July this past summer in east Tennessee.