The members of Lady Antebellum have been enjoying some time off the road while singer Hillary Scott adjusts to life with her six-week-old daughter, Eisele Kaye. But Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood are still getting plenty of togetherness. The three musicians have been finalizing plans for their upcoming Take Me Downtown Tour and working on new music, all from the comfort of Scott’s home.
“She’s such a great mother,” Kelley told Radio.com during a chat on the ACM Honors red carpet. “We’ve gone over to her house a bunch. We’ve been writing some songs and preparing for the tour. It’s been fun for Dave and I to go over there. We’re working, but then we’re also watching her be a mother. She’s really great at it. So it’s been a fun experience, but she’ll be ready soon.”
The “Goodbye Town” singers will experience another first when they begin touring again this fall – no longer all bunking together on the same bus. Scott and her husband, Lady A drummer Chris Tyrrell, will get their own home on wheels. Otherwise, Kelley maintains very little about the band will change.
“Hillary was a touring baby herself, so I think she knows what to expect, hopefully,” he noted. “I’m sure there’s going to be challenges, but she’s going to have a lot of help. Dave and I are going to help as much as we can. She’s really resilient. Trust me, I have a bunch of nieces and nephews. I can change a diaper. I am not scared of a diaper.”
“When we picked Kacey, she was just getting started,” Kelley said. “And when Dave, Hillary and I heard that record [Musgraves’ debut albumSame Trailer, Different Park], we told everybody that was a part of our team, we said, ‘We’ve gotta have Kacey.’”
He was quick to add that they are equally thrilled to have Moore on the road with them as well. “Kip, we saw him live, and he’s just so energetic,” Kelley continued. “It couldn’t be a better fit. You get such a different spread of artists.”
Lady Antebellum’s Take Me Downtown Tour kicks off Nov. 8 in Southaven, Miss.
-Gayle Thompson, Radio.com