Hillary Scott, born on April 1, 1986, is an American country music singer and songwriter. She is best known as the co-lead vocalist of the popular country music group Lady A (formerly known as Lady Antebellum). With her powerful and emotive voice, Scott has captivated audiences around the world with her heartfelt performances and soulful lyrics. Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Hillary Scott was surrounded by music from a young age. Her father, Lang Scott, was a musician and her mother, Linda Davis, was a successful country music artist. It was no surprise that Scott would follow in her parents' footsteps and pursue a career in music. Scott's musical journey began in high school when she formed a band called "The Hillary Scott Band" with her friend Victoria Shaw. They performed at local venues and events, gaining recognition for their talent and passion. Scott's undeniable talent caught the attention of Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, who were in the process of forming a new country music group. Impressed by her powerful vocals, they invited Scott to join them, and Lady A was born. Lady A quickly rose to fame with their debut single, "Love Don't Live Here," which reached the top five on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The success of their first single set the stage for a string of hit songs and albums. Their self-titled debut album, released in 2008, was a commercial success, earning them a nomination for Best New Artist at the Grammy Awards. Since then, Lady A has released several critically acclaimed albums, including "Need You Now" (2010), "Own the Night" (2011), and "Golden" (2013). These albums produced numerous chart-topping hits, such as "Need You Now," "Just a Kiss," and "Downtown." The group's unique blend of country, pop, and rock elements has resonated with audiences worldwide, earning them a dedicated fan base and numerous accolades. In addition to her work with Lady A, Hillary Scott has also pursued a solo career. In 2016, she released her debut solo album, "Love Remains," in collaboration with her family. The album, which combines elements of country, gospel, and bluegrass, received critical acclaim and won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album. Scott's powerful vocals and heartfelt lyrics shine through on tracks like "Thy Will" and "Beautiful Messes." Scott's talent as a songwriter has also been recognized, as she has co-written many of Lady A's hits, as well as songs for other artists. Her ability to craft honest and relatable lyrics has made her a sought-after songwriter in the country music industry. Throughout her career, Hillary Scott has received numerous awards and accolades. Lady A has won several Grammy Awards, including Best Country Album for "Need You Now" and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for "I Run to You." They have also been honored with CMA Awards, ACM Awards, and Billboard Music Awards. In addition to her success in the music industry, Scott is also known for her philanthropic efforts. She has supported various charitable organizations, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and MusiCares. In 2015, she launched the LadyAID Fund, which aims to support children in need. As of recent updates, Lady A continues to make music and tour, delighting fans with their infectious energy and soul-stirring performances. Their latest album, "Ocean," released in 2019, showcases the group's evolution and growth as artists. Hillary Scott's talent, passion, and dedication to her craft have made her one of the most respected and beloved figures in country music. With her powerful voice and heartfelt lyrics, she continues to inspire and connect with audiences around the world. Whether performing as part of Lady A or as a solo artist, Scott's music leaves a lasting impact and reminds us of the power of music to heal, uplift, and bring people together.
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