Music became the avenue of healing for the lead singer of Lady Antebellum Hillary Scott. In this frank and honest interview, Hillary shares how her single, "Thy Will" was the product of a devastating personal pain.
CCM Magazine tells us that Hillary thought long and hard about the prospect of writing a faith-based album. To do so would have profound ramifications on her career:
As a part of Lady Antebellum, Hillary is no stranger to writing songs and making records. The vocal group has sold more than 18 million albums worldwide, earned seven GRAMMY® Awards, garnered six Platinum singles and has been named “Vocal Group of the Year” three consecutive years by the Academy of County Music (ACM) and the Country Music Association (CMA). Hillary could have easily entered the studio and rushed through the process with the ease of a veteran artist working on a side project. Instead, the singer and her family approached the recording with the utmost care and intention.
“It’s definitely something that I did not take lightly,” Hillary reveals of entering the contemporary Christian market for the first time. “My faith has always been a huge, huge part of my life.” She admits that she hesitated to craft a faith-based album because she didn’t want fans to equate her Christianity with perfection.
“I just try to live well and love well and really never point a finger, because you’ve always got one pointing back at you,” Hillary offers. “That’s really how I try to wake up every day and live is just focus on, ‘Okay, Lord, refine in me what needs to be refined to be better.’”
What began as a small hymns project quickly morphed into a full-blown contemporary Christian music LP that feels right at home on Christian radio.