OFFSTAGE: Hillary Scott Swims With Dolphins

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Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott has so much to be happy about these days, but I’ve never seen her happier than she looks in this picture with her boyfriend Chris Tyrrell and Jenny. Jenny is the one in the middle. The dolphin. Tyrrell, who is a Nashville-based drummer , and Scott were in Orlando on Monday (Jan. 3) with his big family and took advantage of the gorgeous sunny day by booking a Dolphin Swim Day at Discovery Cove . According to my source there, Scott was awestruck when she was swimming with the big ol’ mammals. I’ve done this kind of thing before and the hefty price tag (around $200 per person, which includes the wet suit) is worth every penny. They got to “come nose to bottlenose” with these friendly 600-lb. girls, then they each grabbed onto one for a dorsal fin tow ride at the end of their session. What a way to start the year.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.