“Family First” Lady Antebellum Gears Up for Summer Tour With Six Kids On the Road

“Family First” Lady Antebellum Gears Up for Summer Tour With Six Kids On the Road

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Charles Kelley are going to be doing a lot of “playing” on their co-headlining Summer Plays On Tour with Darius Rucker.

When Dave welcomed daughter Lillie Renee Haywood on December 22 and Hillary gave birth to twins Betsy Mack and Emory JoAnn Tyrrell on January 29, it brought the total number of Little Antebellums to six, joining Eisele Tyrrell, 4, Cash Haywood, 3, and Ward Kelley, 2.

With six tykes on tour this summer, Lady A will have a virtual traveling daycare.

“You know, it’s part of it,” says Charles to Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown. “We always want to put family first. We adjust. We always have. It’s like a traveling road family out there, and yeah, they almost are like little siblings already, so it’ll be interesting.”

2017 CMA Awards: (from left) Cassie & Charles Kelley; Hillary Scott & Chris Tyrrell; Dave and Kelli Haywood. photo by Curtis Hilbun

“The [older] kids have been out a lot on tour, so they play together great,” says Dave. “It’s super cute. Eisele’s the leader of the bunch, and Cash and Ward are following her around, which is super cute to watch. But to think about the fact that there will be six is just really weird to even say.”

Kicking off on July 19 in Toronto, Ontario, the 30-date Summer Plays On Tour will make stops in Seattle, Phoenix, San Diego, Chicago, Philadelphia and more.

We hope Darius knows what he signed up for.

photo by Jason Simanek

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