Hillary Scott: I’ve Swapped Drinks for Diapers Before Shows

09/18/2014 at 05:00 PM ET

Hillary Scott Eisele 747 Curtis Hilbun/AFF-USA

Time changes everything — just ask Lady Antebellum‘s Hillary Scott.

The band recently wrapped their Take Me Downtown tour and while they’ve sorted out the bus situation, the first-time mom admits she’s still adjusting to taking 13-month-old daughter Eisele Kaye out on the road.

“It’s a lot to juggle,” Scott, 28, tells PEOPLE. “When I’m on the road and touring, my whole day revolves around when I need to get ready, so by a certain time I need to be taking a shower and if I’m 10 minutes late, then it’s going to make the rest of the day shift.”

Adds the singer, “It can get stressful.”

But there’s a silver lining to the constant juggle. “I’m learning how to multitask!” she says. “I do my own hair and make up every night, so just juggling everything and wanting to prioritize having quality time with her and fitting in working out, sound check and hair and make up.”

And gone are the days of sipping drinks and relaxing before hitting the stage, all of which have been swapped with special moments with her baby girl.

“Before Eisele, the pre-show ritual was a cocktail. Now I’m changing a diaper and then walking on stage. Or giving her a bath or putting her to bed, which is really precious time honestly, and then getting on stage,” she shares. “It’s different. Life is really different.”

Of course, the next tour will bring double the diaper duty now that bandmate Dave Haywood is a dad — his son Cash Van was born Sept. 7.

“That little boy is beautiful!” says Scott. “They’re doing very well. The first few weeks are so strange. Your adrenaline kicks in and you’re like, ‘I know I’m sleep deprived, but this little person is just the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen.’ Then a few days go by and that adrenaline starts wearing off and that’s when you get the tough stuff.”

She continues, “But they’re doing great! I went and met the baby and he’s just precious. He’s a little mini-Dave!”

Lady Antebellum’s new album, 747, lands Sept. 30.

— Danielle Anderson

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Jen G on

That is so tough11 Having to fit in a show (1.5 – 1.75 hours), hair and make-up (1.5 hours max.), sound check (30 mins – 1 hour), AND a workout into your day?! All for a net worth estimated at 11 million? That’s totally unreasonable. Maybe I won’t spend another $70 on a ticket to the next Lady A. show so that she can find another job that allows her to spend more time with her kid during the day.

Give me a break. Most mums work 40 hours a week, and still manage to go to the gym, shower, get ready, AND spend time with their kids – for a lot less than $ 11 million dollars. I know she’s not really complaining, but she might want to consider how ridiculous she sounds before responding to prompts such as these. I can only imagine her struggle if she adds a second or third kid into the mix.

Glojean on

Good for her! I hardly looked at her statements as she was complaining! She was comparing having a baby to not. She was not comparing herself to you!

QDPie109 on

@Jen G- You sound very jealous and bitter. All she was stating is it’s a lot different then her last tour and that her priorities changed and now rather then relax with a cocktail she wants to spend that time with her child. I’m sure you would be the first to comment with a why isn’t she spending time with her kid if she stated she relaxes before I show.

soph on

Calm down, QDPie. You’re criticizing someone for…oh, criticizing someone! Hmm, let’s see…I guess you sound like…oh yeah. A hypocrite.

Tara on

Wow Jen G- arent you the judgemental one. You forget all the time they spend on the road- in a tour bus, the meet and greets, the after show visits with people with back stage passes, the fittings for multiple outfits for the tour, the various award shows, interviews, etc. Most moms dont live under a microscope, where they judge her for EVERYTHING- and yes, she chose this career, but shes doing something she loves to do, and has to sacrifice some things like privacy etc for that 11 million dollars you CLAIM she makes- you forget she has to pay for clothing, nannys, the band, the manager, attorneys, tour crew members, hotels, etc. Her priorities are shifting to benefit her child, theres no reason to be such a jealous snot about it!

Kay Pasa on

She has a great voice!

L on

Jen G managed to sound very jealous! They asked that and she answered according to her reality!

Lori on

I heart you Hillary Scott. She is very fortunate to be a working mom who has figured out how to incorporate being a hands on mom, too. And she is not wasting one moment of precious HANDS ON TIME with her child.
Good on her. Why critique her life choice. Why shouldn’t she express how happy this all makes her? I am sure her child is the best reflection of all of that sheer happiness. Lucky baby, too. Happy mom equals happy child.

Amaryllis on

I’m not a country music fan, so don’t really know who this woman is. However, for all that money on hair make up and wardrobe they sure could have styled her better. That dress is ugly and wrong for her skin color, and also wrong for a woman who’s still a little chunky after having a kid. That hair and makeup could use an update into the 21st century as well.

Anonymous on

She doesn’t look good on that dress, it makes her look older. Hope she get a good stylist on her dresses.

QDPie109 on

@soph clearly you lack simple comprehension skills. i was merely pointing out the spirit if the article.