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OTRC: Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum pregnant with her first child

Hillary Scott and husband Chris Tyrrell appear in a photo posted on the band's website along with their pregnancy announcement on December 7, 2012. / Scott appears on the red carpet at the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards on November 18, 2012. (LadyAntebellum.com / ABC/RICHARD HARBAUGH)

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum and her husband Chris Tyrrell announced on Friday, December 7, that they are expecting their first child together.

"Chris & I are excited to announce that our Christmas gift has arrived a little early this year! We are having a BABY! We feel so blessed," Scott, 26, wrote in a statement on the band's website.

"Arrived in Vegas, & so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love about our news," Scott wrote on Twitter on December 7. "Now some shut eye...this growing a baby thing makes ya sleepy!"

Scott and Tyrrell wed earlier this year in January in upstate New York, just before sunset, surrounded by friends and family. Scott met Tyrell on the Tim McGraw tour in 2010. Tyrrell is currently the lead drummer for Love and Theft. The couple became engaged over the Fourth of July weekend in 2011 in East Tennessee.

Lady Antebellum, which includes band mates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, is likely best known for the hit single "Need You Now." The band debuted in 2007 and is also known for songs like "Love Don't Live Here," "Lookin' for a Good Time" and "I Run to You."

The group recently released their first studio Christmas album called "On This Winter's Night" in October. Earlier this year the band won a Grammy for Best Country Album for "Own the Night." They also recently won an American Music Award for Favorite Band, Duo or Group - Country and a Billboard Music Award for Top Country Artist.

Lady Antebellum is also currently up for six American Country Awards including Artist of the Year, Album of the Year for "Own the Night" and Single of the Year: Group. The 47th annual ACA Awards will air live on FOX on Monday, December 10 at 8 p.m. ET from the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas. Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth are hosting the ceremony. Check out the full list of nominees here.

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