Seven-time Grammy Award winner Hillary Scott shares her heart’s cry with the stunningly honest “Thy Will,” the debut single from the forthcoming record by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family. Produced by Ricky Skaggs, the new music is rooted in love, carrying a universal message of hope delivered through new songs Scott wrote or found, as well as favorites she grew up singing in church.
The faith-based country collection follows more than 11 million album sales worldwide for Scott as one-third of the one of the world’s most popular groups, Lady Antebellum. The trio has earned six Platinum singles and dubbed ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” three years in a row. In addition to co-writing six chart-topping Lady A hits including the 6x Platinum “Need You Now,” Scott has also written for artists such as Blake Shelton and Sara Evan’s No. one hit, “A Little Bit Stronger.” As a former MTSU student, the university recently started a scholarship in her honor for young women seeking a career in the music industry.
Long before she toured the globe as a member of the multi-platinum country trio Lady Antebellum, Hillary Scott sang her very first songs with a different group of musicians: her family.
There was no shortage of talent in the Scott household. Hillary’s mother is Grammy-winning country star Linda Davis, while her father is hit songwriter Lang Scott. Her teenage sister, Rylee, is a budding vocalist in her own right. Whether the Scotts were harmonizing around the family piano or singing old hymns in church, they were often making music together, laying the foundation for a singing career that would eventually take Hillary around the world with Lady Antebellum.
After the passing of her grandfather in 2011, Hillary alongside her family, leaned on their faith and music as a source of hope through the difficult time. The Scott family yearned to thank loved ones for their support and set out to record demos of family-favorite hymns. As the summer of 2015 wound down and Lady Antebellum soaked-in time off the road, the family’s plans for a five song CD as a gift to family and friends, blossomed into what is now Hillary Scott & The Scott Family’s debut, Love Remains.
Together with Lang, Linda, Rylee, as well as her husband Chris they molded the project into a collection of faith-based songs. Some were hymns that Hillary grew up singing in church. Others were newly-written originals. The songs — old and new, classic and unheard, piano-based and guitar-heavy — help create an album that shines a light not only on the bond Hillary shares with her family, but the union they all share with God.
Equal parts contemporary Christian album and folk family record, Love Remains focuses on faith, gratitude, and love. These are songs that find the redemption in struggle, the peace in death, the joy in bonding with family members whenever times are tough. The stories behind the songs are personal, but the result is something universal. It’s music with a message, and Hillary Scott has rarely sounded more at home.