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Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum has confirmed that she and her husband are expecting a baby girl later this year.
"Hillary Scott and Chris Tyrrell are expecting a girl in mid-summer," a representative for the singer told People magazine.
The 26-year-old frontwoman for the country music group first announced her pregnancy in December.
Scott met her husband, a Nashville-based drummer, in 2010 while the pair both worked for Tim McGraw's tour.
"We feel so blessed by God that He sent us each other, and we are looking so forward to forever together," the singer told People at the time of their engagement in 2011.
The pair married in upstate New York on Jan. 7, 2012 and lives in Brentwood, Tennessee. Scott, a graduate of Donelson Christian Academy, is a 2-time winner of the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers Songwriter of the Year award.
The singer and songwriter is the latest country music star to embrace parenthood. Fellow singer Jake Owen and his wife recently welcomed baby girl, while Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland and her husband welcomed a baby boy.
Furthermore, Scott joins a long list of other expectant celebrities, as Hollywood seems to be experiencing a baby boom of late. Other first-time moms expecting this summer are Kristen Bell, Evan Rachel Wood, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Kim Kardashian, and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
As for Lady Antebellum, the Grammy-winning group also includes Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood. The trio are all Christians, and Haywood attributes his career to his youth choir group- Love Unlimited, at the Trinity-On-The-Hill United Methodist Church in Augusta, Ga.
The group just released "Downtown," the first single off of their upcoming album "Golden," which will hit stores in May.
Some of Lady Antebellum's hit songs include "Love Don't Live Here," "I Run To You," and "Need You Now," among many others.