“We’ll sit around and watch football games together and cook out, or go grab a beer,” says Kelley.
Adds Haywood, 28: “We honestly have so much fun out on the road that when we get back to Nashville and we have a night off, I’ll call Charles and Hillary and say, ‘Hey, what are you doing tonight?
And although Scott’s Lady Antebellum bandmates Charles Kelley and recently engaged Dave Haywood were not able to attend the intimate ceremony, “They look forward to celebrating with both Hillary and Chris in the coming weeks,” the rep said. Everything has a deeper meaning,” Scott said recently of being engaged.
“I’ve found a guy who truly embraces me for who I am and appreciates the things that I don’t necessarily love about myself.” RELATED: Hillary Scott’s Custom Wedding Gown: All the Details!
But with women, if there’s a problem, you have to talk about it.” And for Scott, her bandmates serve as her cheerleaders.
The night Hillary Scott walked into a Nashville bar in May of 2006 and spotted Charles Kelley in the crowd, neither imagined it would be the start of such a beautiful-and successful! “Hillary walked up to me and said, ‘I love your music,’ ” recalls Kelley, “and I just thought, ‘Oh, hey! ’ So I said, ‘Well, let’s get together and write some songs.’ Then I went home and actually listened to some of her stuff on the internet. ’ ” A week later the three members of the group that would become Lady Antebellum sat down at a writing table and never looked back.
I pulled Dave [Haywood] over and said, ‘Dude, you’ve got to check this out. Says Haywood: “That first day it just felt right; we had chemistry.
’ Our friendship is our foundation first, and then we build upon that with our music.” Says Scott: “They always miss me when I’m not around!
” Part of that friendship is knowing when to give each other space, especially on the tour bus they share. “Like when I get nervous, I repeat myself a hundred times,” says Kelley.