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Lady A’s Hillary Scott Has a Case of the ‘Butterflies’

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When you’re in the spotlight, your love life is often a topic of conversation and speculation. Once a celebrity reveals who he or she is dating, then the subject naturally turns to marriage. Lately, the question of love and/or marriage has been popping up with Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott, who’s been dating drummer Chris Tyrell since last year. The 25-year-old singer had to shoot down rumors of engagement at the Academy of Country Music Awards earlier this month, as she was wearing a sparkling diamond on her left hand. She assured the press backstage that it was just an accessory.

With that in mind, as well as photos of the happy couple recently appearing everywhere, the question of a potential (or future) engagement came up once again. Bandmate Charles Kelley gave a noncommittal answer when asked at Monday night’s (April 25) Best Cellars Dinner, but he does give the couple a thumbs-up. “You know what? I don’t know,” he told The Boot. “I will say, Hillary is definitely in love, and it’s a great thing to see. You can just tell she’s got butterflies in her stomach right now, and we’ll see what happens with everything, but Dave [Haywood] and I approve. Her big brothers approve, and that’s a good thing.”

With Charles happily married and Hillary “in love,” it may soon be time to put Dave in the hot seat. But what Lady Antebellum are definitely getting ready to commit to is a new album. The group is putting the finishing touches on their third CD, and the project’s first single could possibly be revealed as early as next week.

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If you’re anxiously awaiting new music from Lady A, you might want to check out the group Parachute, who recorded a song titled ‘Kiss Me Slowly,’ co-written with Lady A’s Charles and Dave for the upcoming album, ‘The Way It Was.’

“This song came about when I got invited by my good friends Charles Kelly and Dave Haywood from Lady A to write a song together with hopes of getting it cut by a specific singer-songwriter we had in mind,” Parachute’s Will Anderson explains. “However, once the song was finished, I liked it so much that I made them promise not to give it to anyone else. I took it to the band to see what they thought and in the end we decided it was exactly what our record needed. The rest is history!”

Will posted a letter on the group’s website alerting fans to the new music and announcing the album’s release date, which will be May 17. No word yet on when Lady A’s album will be available.

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