Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott is pregnant with her first child, with the country singer posting the good news on her Twitter on Friday (Dec 7) night.

Hilary and husband Chris Tyrrell, who play drums in the country outfit Love And Theft, tied the knot in January this year and after a year of hard work on their musical relationship, the two have ended the year on a truly wonderful personal note. Hillary took to Twitter to exclaim her excitement saying, "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!!!"

Still, regardless of the fact that she has a bun in the oven, Scott has yet to find the time to slow things down with her professional life. The singer flew in to Las Vegas just moments after announcing the good news, where she and the rest of the band will perform at Monday's American Country Awards (Dec 10). That's not the end of things for the hectic festive schedule either, as the band will continue to promote their first Christmas album, On This Winter's Night, until the new year. Maybe then Hillary will be able to put her feet up for a little bit and get ready for motherhood.