Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott Graces REDBOOK Cover

LOVE Hillary Scott’s cover for the December issue of REDBOOK! The Lady Antebellum singer looks gorgeous, doesn’t she? The dress, the hair- it all works. Hillary also opened up during her interview. Here are some excerpts:

On her relationship with fiance Chris Tyrell:

Everything is brighter. Everything has a deeper meaning. I’ve found a guy who truly embraces me for who I am and appreciates the things that I don’t necessarily love about myself. He makes me feel more comfortable in my own skin. Like at this photo shoot… I got off the set and walked into my dressing room, and he came in and I felt like I could breathe again. And that’s the thing he helps me with a lot. If I’m stressed, he’ll be like, “Just breathe with me.”

On eating healthy:

I try to make healthy choices, but I know I will never be a size 2, and that’s okay with me. There are definitely days when it gets to me, but I know part of the reason I have this platform is to be a normal-size person in an industry that tells everyone exactly how they should look. Your body is your body. You need to take care of it, you need to eat well, and you need to exercise for.

On future projects:

I’m very involved in charity work in Haiti, and doing mission work there, so that’s a big part of my future. I’m working with MyLifeSpeaks to break ground on an orphanage. It’s going to be a place where children with special needs can have a home with everything they’ll need… My hope is it will foster a sense of family for these kids. Haiti has changed me forever. It reminds me not to be so self-involved.

On band mates Dave and Charles performing at her wedding:

I’m not asking them to sing or play an instrument. I’m not putting anybody I love to work on my wedding day. I even told our band and crew that I know it’s a weekend off that we wouldn’t normally have, so if they want to take a vacation and not come, they’re not going to hurt my feelings.

Hillary has a lot going on! You can read her entire interview in the December issue of REDBOOK, which hits newsstands on November 15.

Photo by Matthew Rolston for REDBOOK