Hillary Scott's Fiancé "a great guy," says Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley
Charles talks Hillary's engagement and the inspiration for "Just a Kiss."
Lady Antebellum's latest hit, "Just a Kiss," captures the nerve-racking moment that newly dating couples and potential lovers always dream about—the goodnight kiss. Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley says the song was at least partly inspired by the early days of newly engaged Lady Antebellum member Hillary Scott's relationship with her fiancé, Chris Tyrrell. "We all kind of pull from different moments we’ve been in in our life," Charles tells CountryWeekly.com. "Hillary obviously was in a great relationship at the time, because now she’s engaged and so she was kind of feeling those butterflies at the time we wrote the song."
Calling Chris "a great guy," Charles says, "I knew [the engagement] was going to happen pretty soon. They were getting pretty serious. Hillary’s one of those people who . . . she’s always been looking for that right person for a long time. She’s not one of those wild and crazy people. She’s a homebody and someone who I think has always been ready to find that person of her dreams and so I’m excited that it’s all happened."
"Just a Kiss" was also inspired by the butterflies Charles felt when he met his wife, Cassie. "I had a similar feeling, too, with my wife, Cassie, the first night we met. I remembered being out the first night with Cassie and thinking, ‘This is different, and I don’t want to give any wrong impression. I don’t want to make the wrong move because this feels like something special.’ We started talking about that and going back and forth with different experiences when we wrote the song."
The trio is currently on tour and finishing work on their next album, Own the Night, which is slated for a Sept. 13 release. "Life is good in our world right now," Charles concludes. "Everybody seems really happy and seems artistically fulfilled and personally fulfilled."