CalhounCOLQ 2991KApril 19, 2018Lady Antebellum Lady Antebellum is an American country music group that was created in Nashville, Tennessee in 2006. The group is made up of three artists, Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood, and Charles Kelley. Hillary Dawn Scott-Tyrrell was born on April 1, 1986 in Nashville, Tennessee (Monger, Timothy). She is the co-lead singer of Lady Antebellum. Her mother Linda Davis is a country music artist and Lang Scott is also a musician and entrepreneur (Hillary Scott Biography). Hillary Scott was homeschooled on the road for her first year in kindergarten. She later attended elementary school and high school at Donelson Christian Academy and graduated in 2004.
While her parents were on the road performing, she lived with her grandparents. After joining her mom on stage for a Christmas show at the age of 14, Hillary Scott wanted to follow her parents’ footsteps and pursue a music career. After she graduated from high school, she went to Middle Tennessee State University to help her musical career grow. During her time at college, Hillary Scott worked with singer/songwriter Victoria Shaw and earned some recognition but couldn’t get signed to any major contract labels (Monger, Timothy). She then auditioned for American Idol twice but failed to make it in the judges’ round.
In May 2006, Hillary Scott met future bandmates Charles Kelley and later, Dave Haywood. She saw Kelley at a Nashville bar and recognized him from MySpace, a social media page, where she had been listening to some of his music. She introduced herself to Kelley and complimented him on his music. He decided that they should get together with Dave Haywood and write songs. Their first song that was written was “All We’d Ever Need”. The song was originally written for her to perform alone but she convinced Charles Kelley it should be a duet.
The group first performed together in August 2006 and signed a record deal with Capitol Nashville in 2007. Hillary Scott first met her now husband, Chris Tyrell in college and reconnected when both groups were opening acts on Tim McGraw’s Southern Voice tour in early 2010 (Hillary Scott Biography). Chris Tyrell played as a drummer for the band Love and Theft in Nashville, Tennessee. They began dating in July 2010. On January 7, 2012, Hillary got married to Chris Tyrrell. On July 22, 2013, Hillary and Chris welcomed their first child, Eisele Kaye Tyrrell in Nashville, Tennessee (Hillary Scott Biography). In September 2015, she miscarried her second child, which inspired her single “Thy Will” on the album Love Remains (Hillary Scott Biography).
On January 29, 2018, the couple’s twin daughters, Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn Tyrell were born (Hillary Scott Biography). Charles Burgess Kelley was born on September 11, 1981 in Augusta, Georgia (Monger, James Christopher). He is the youngest out of three brothers. His parents are Gayle and Dr. John W. Kelley. Charles Kelley began his musical career at the age of 11 (Monger, James Christopher).
His brothers, Charles, Josh and John formed a band called Inside Blue when they were teenagers (Charles Kelley). They released a five-song CD that gained major attention of a label company. While Charles Kelley was in middle school, he met Dave Haywood and they wrote their first song at the age of 14 (Monger, James Christopher). Both Charles and Dave graduated from Lakeside High School in Evans, Georgia. Charles then went on to attend University of Georgia and graduated in 2004 with a degree in finance (Charles Kelley). He worked in his brother John’s construction business in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as an accountant for an affiliated waste management company (Monger, James Christopher). Once John moved and bought a house in Nashville, he convinced Charles to come live there so they could write songs together in mid-2005 to pursue a musical career (Monger, James Christopher).
In late June of 2009, Charles married Cassie McConnell in a Nashville courthouse before having a destination wedding in the Bahamas (Charles Kelley Biography). On Aug 7, 2015, Charles and Cassie announced that they were expecting their first child. On February 11, 2016, Cassie gave birth to their first child, Ward Charles Kelley (Charles Kelley Biography).David Wesley Haywood was born on July 5, 1982 in Augusta, Georgia. His father, Van, is a dental instructor/dentist and his mother Angie, is a teacher (Dave Haywood Life and Biography).
David and his parents lived in Chapel Hill, North Carolina for about 10 years when his father taught at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry (Dave Haywood Life and Biography). In 1993, the Haywood’s moved back to Augusta. David plays the guitar, piano and mandolin, and sings backing vocals (Dave Haywood Life and Biography). His mother taught him how to play piano and his father taught him to play guitar. Growing up, his family sang and played instruments together. He also sang in Trinity on the Hill United Methodist Church’s youth choir called Love Unlimited where he served as the president of the choir during his senior year of high school (Dave Haywood Life and Biography).
David first met Charles Kelley at Riverside Middle School. David was also in a jazz band with Charles’s brother Josh Kelley while he went to school at Lakeside High School and graduated in 2000 (Dave Haywood Life and Biography). After he graduated high school, he attended college at University of Georgia and graduated in 2004 (Dave Haywood Life and Biography). Besides writing for Lady Antebellum, Dave has co-written songs for big stars such as Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Mary Bragg (Dave Haywood Life and Biography).
Dave and his now wife Kelli Cashiola had been friends for more than five years before they married. On December 19, 2011, Dave proposed to Kelli Cashiola after seven months of dating and married on April 14, 2012, in Nashville, Tennessee (Dave Haywood Biography). On September 7, 2014, their first child Cash Van Haywood. Their second child, Lillie Renee Haywood was born on December 22, 2017 (Dave Haywood Biography).The origins of Lady Antebellum started in 2006 when Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, began writing music together in Nashville (Dooley, Sean). Charles moved to Nashville from Winston-Salem, North Carolina to pursue a career in country music as a solo artist. Soon, Charles and Hillary got to know each other through MySpace (Dooley, Sean).
Hillary, who had previously received major-label interest, agreed to partner up with Dave and Charles. In less than two years after forming the group, Lady Antebellum’s first single, “Love Don’t Live Here,” was released in September 2007 (Dooley, Sean). The single reached No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in May 2008. Their debut album was then released on April 15, 2008 and became the first country album by a new group to debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Album chart (Dooley, Sean).They released their fourth single, “Need You Now” on August 24, 2009 and was the No.
1 hit of their second album, Need You Now (Dooley, Sean). The single debuted at No. 50 on Billboard’s Hot Country chart and became the trio’s second No. 1 hit (Dooley, Sean). In 2008, they won the Academy of Country Music trophy for Top New Group and the Country Music Association (CMA) award for New Artist of the Year (Dooley, Sean). They also received a Grammy nomination in 2008 for Best New Artist, and their single, “Love Don’t Live Here,” made a Grammy nomination in the Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group category (Dooley, Sean). In November of 2009, Lady Antebellum won the CMA’s Vocal Group of the Year category (Dooley, Sean).
They also won the CMA award for Single of the Year for “I Run to You” (Dooley, Sean). The album was certified platinum by the RIAA three months later, in October 2009 (Dooley, Sean). In January 2010, Lady Antebellum released their sophomore album, Need You Now, which was led off by the five-week number one and crossover hit, “Need You Now” (Dooley, Sean). It also made it to No. 2 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 and is six-time certified Platinum (Dooley, Sean).Works Cited”Charles Kelley.
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