Hillary Scott Opens Up About Touring With Her Hubby

photo by Kendra Gene Motycka

Hillary Scott’s marriage is a unique one, even by music-industry standards. In January, the Lady Antebellum singer married her group’s drummer, Chris Tyrrell, and she admits that the couple’s relationship can affect life on the road, especially since Hillary and her bandmates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood all travel together on the same tour bus.

“I love all of us on the same bus, but because I’m with my husband a lot, and there is only so much time when there aren’t people around [for Chris and I] to talk and work through a first-year marriage, we’re going to leave the bus for a weekend or two here or there throughout next year,” Hillary tells Country Weekly. “Just because making sure that we’re on the same page really is what is most important in my life now—my marriage.”

Normally, the couple keeps business separate, with Chris riding on the band bus, but occasionally he’ll join Hillary on the Lady A coach. “He’ll hop on the bus with me and Charles and Dave every so often, but he rides the band bus with the rest of our band, because he wants to stay in tune with them,” she says. “And there are conversations that Charles and Dave and I need to have, too. You have to separate it a little bit, and thankfully, knock on wood and praise God, it’s been such a smooth transition.”

And Hillary says they’ll all reevaluate their traveling accommodations should the day ever come that a Lady A’er has children. All three members are married.

“We talked about it,” she says. “And that’ll be something where we cross that bridge when we get there.”

Look for more on Lady Antebellum and their holiday album, On This Winter's Night, in the Dec. 24 issue of Country Weekly, on stands Dec. 17.

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