Lady Antebellum’s leading lady, Hillary Scott, and drummer Chris Tyrrell have announced their engagement. The couple met in 2010 when each of their bands served as opening acts for Tim McGraw.
Tyrrell popped the question over the Fourth of July weekend in Tennessee. “Chris proposed exactly the way I’ve always dreamed,” Scott told People.com. “Our families were close by, but it was just us out on a beautiful deck overlooking a lake in East Tennessee. We had just been on a hike and — in our workout clothes — he hit the knee! We feel so blessed by God that he sent us each other, and we are looking so forward to forever together!”
A wedding date hasn’t been set, and the two musicians are busy with their careers. Tyrrell is currently on Brad Paisley’s H20 II Tour backing up Edens Edge on the drums, while the Grammy-winning Lady Antebellum are on their own headlining tour.
“There is so much excitement at the beginning of a new relationship,” Scott once told Billboard magazine about the song “Just a Kiss,” which was inspired by her relationship with Tyrrell. “This song is about one of those times when your brain kicks in and tells your heart, ‘Good things are worth waiting for.’ ”
In past interviews, Scott has opened up about Tyrrell’s sweet side. “I had a really good Christmas present from my boyfriend,” the singer told radio station Kickin’ Country 100.5 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in February, according to MSNBC. “He planned this whole afternoon/evening. At that end of the night, I was like, ‘This is someone who truly cares and knows me so well.’
“We were in Saratoga, New York, actually. … There’s a main street in Saratoga that’s absolutely beautiful and there’s cute little shops so we went in and out of those and then went to a really nice dinner. … To take the cake, he got a private carriage ride through this beautiful national park,” she continued. “Like, a horse-drawn carriage. It was awesome. It was so sweet!”
Shortly after they began dating last year, Scott told Usmagazine.com that she felt “blessed” to be with Tyrrell. “Whatever just happens naturally is what we go with,” she said. “But when it all comes down to do it, there’s a lot of timing and fate involved.”