Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott together with her family make their debut on Billboard's Christian charts."Thy Will," their debut Christian single, debuts at Nos. 2 and 6, respectively, on Christian Digital Songs and Hot Christian Songs. The track (also new on Hot Country Songs at No. 33) is the lead single from the act's forthcoming album, Love Remains. Scott, of Lady Antebellum, joins her mother, Linda Davis; father, Lang Scott; and younger sister Rylee on the faith-based album, produced by Ricky Skaggs.
Hillary was homeschooled on the road for kindergarten. She attended elementary school and high school at Donelson Christian Academy where she graduated in 2004. She lived with her grandparents during that time while her parents were on the road touring. After joining her mom on stage for a Christmas show, she was convinced to pursue a music career. She has one younger sister, Rylee, and her family is Scottish-Native American.
After high school she attended Middle Tennessee State University to help her music career grow and to also improve it. During her time at MTSU, Scott worked with singer-songwriter Victoria Shaw and earned some publicity, but was unable to secure a contract with a major label. She auditioned for American Idol twice, but failed to make it through to the judges round in both cases.
Then she met future bandmates Charles Kelley and later, Dave Haywood, in May 2006. She ran into Kelley at a Nashville bar and recognized him from his MySpace page, where she had been listening to his music. She introduced herself to Kelley and complimented him on his music, which led to his deciding that they should get together with Haywood and write songs. The first song they wrote was "All We'd Ever Need". The song was originally written for her to perform; she convinced Kelley it should be a duet, which led to the forming of Lady Antebellum. The group first performed together in August 2006 and signed a record deal in 2007. Scott claims that being lead singer of Lady Antebellum, as opposed to being a solo artist, lessens the pressure on her on stage.