OFFSTAGE: Lady A’s Hillary Scott Covers Redbook

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I went to four stores yesterday looking for Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott. She is on the cover of the December Redbook. But, alas, it is not out yet. So until then, we have to get by on the bits and pieces on their website. Which just makes me wish the magazine would get here already, because this is great stuff. Like how Scott was homeschooled for a while as a little girl, lived with her grandparents for a while and coped with parents who traveled all the time (they were singers and musicians touring with Reba McEntire). “I’ve learned to adapt my whole life, and I’m thankful for that, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t mad for a couple of years in middle school,” she says. And when she talks about being the only girl in the band, she admits, “There are moments when I’m like, If I hear one more ‘That’s what she said’ joke, I’m going to pull my hair out. But for the most part, the guys are so easygoing, and there’s no drama. In high school, I was the manager of the football team, so being around boys is natural to me.” There’s more romantic news in this story, too. She says, for instance, she was attracted to fiancé Chris Tyrrell right away because he looked kind. “Kindness just oozes out of him,” she says.

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