Hillary Scott Expecting First Child

12/07/2012 at 05:15 PM ET

Lady Antebellum Hillary Scott Pregnant Expecting First Child
Courtesy Hillary Scott

First comes the sound of wedding bells, and next comes the baby rattle.

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott and drummer Chris Tyrrell, who became engaged Independence Day 2011 and married Jan. 7 in upstate New York, are now expecting a child.

“Chris & I are excited to announce that our Christmas gift has arrived a little early this year! We are having a BABY!” she wrote on Twitter Friday. “We feel so blessed!!!”

“Everything is brighter. Everything has a deeper meaning,” Scott, 26, previously said of her new husband. “He makes me feel more comfortable in my own skin.”

Scott has certainly had kids on the brain: On Monday, the band announced they are starting a new charity called LadyAID, which will focus on children’s hospitals and as well as other charitable causes.

Scott and Tyrrell met while they were in college, though things didn’t turn romantic until later. Lady Antebellum’s song, “Just A Kiss,” was inspired by Scott and Tyrrell’s relationship when they first began dating.

— Stephen M. Silverman

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Tee Tee on

A baby on the Lady A bus! Today’s been a great day for country music! Congratulations to Hillary and Chris!

Stacey on

Congrats, Congrats!!!!!!!! So happy for her!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous on

Congrats to them! I wonder when she’s due?

Torgster on

I just find her so beautiful. She has the kind of smile that lights up a room. She will just be glowing throughout her pregnancy.

Stormy on

Congrats to them both of them how exciting .
My hubby has a crush on her ! But what a joyous
time for them

julianna on

I love her. Their baby is going to be gorgeous.

kristina schaeffer on

Congratulate you both

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Crystal on

Congrats to Hilary and Chris!!!