Lady Antebellum Perform Last Set Before Hillary Scott Gives Birth at 2013 Taste of Country Festival – Pictures
On Saturday night (June 15), Lady Antebellum took the stage for the last time before Hillary Scott becomes a mother. The trio stunned the crowd at the first-ever Taste of Country Music Festival, ending the three-day event in a way only they could.
It started with ‘Downtown,’ lights flashing, bass pounding and 10,000 strong screaming in anticipation as, one by one, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and a glowing Scott took the ToC Fest stage.
And from there, the hits kept coming. ‘Goodbye Town,’ ’American Honey,’ ‘Love Don’t Live Here,’ ‘I Run to You’ … Lady Antebellum made it very clear that they’re one band who has a stronghold at the top of the country music charts for good reason. Despite being some eight months pregnant, Scott didn’t miss a single step. Her vocals were spot on, and her smile lit up the stage as she took in her final show for awhile.
Of course, the encore was what really had the mixed bag Taste of Country Festival crowd singing along. First, the band slowed into ‘Need You Now’ with much help from a crowd that filled every inch of the Hunter Mountain valley. From there, Lady A whipped out a countrified copy of the Rolling Stones‘ ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ before wrapping up their set with ‘We Owned the Night.’
To say that the 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival was a success would be an understatement, and much of that success was thanks to Lady Antebellum, who closed out the premiere event with glimmer and grace.