If you love Lady Antebellum, be sure to see the Wheels Up tour. It might be the last time fans will be able to see them for a while. The country group has announced that they are taking a hiatus. While it isn’t a break up, the “Long Stretch of Love” singers would like to take a long break.
“We've just made so many albums in such a short period of time, and we're proud of them, and what we've done in our career, and what we've said with them—but we've never given ourselves the gift of time,” Hillary Scott explained to E! Online. “So, that's what this next season is for us, spending time with our families, and really relishing in this successful year for us, and focusing on where we're headed next."
Scott, 29, noted that they really hadn’t taken any time off since they started their careers. Considering that their first single, “Love Don’t Live Here,” came out in 2007, that’s quite a while to go without a vacation. However, they won’t completely stop working. The trio, which also includes Charles Kelley, 33, and Dave Haywood, 33, will work on writing their next album.
“Knowing us, [the hiatus] will probably be a lot shorter than what we probably set out for it to be, because we can't ever really stop,” Scott added. “But yeah, there's no timeline, and that feels so nice to know. When we feel like it's ready we'll go to work.”
It seems Lady A just wants to take their time putting together their next record, so fans shouldn't worry. They don't seem to have any problems getting along. The “Need You Now” singers have been adamant about the fact that they’ll only remain together as long as they have a good time making music together. “There was just this moment of, you know what? We've all watched these bands on 'Behind the Music.' We know how this goes, and we’re not going to do that,” Haywood said at a Country Radio Seminar (via People) in March. “Unless we love this, let’s do something else. But we love it and each other, and it's been a great ride since then.”
Lady Antebellum will likely use some of their time off to catch up with their families. Scott has a daughter, Eisele, 2, with husband Chris Tyrrell, Haywood is father to Cash, 11 months, with wife Kelli Cashiola and Kelley and his wife, Cassie McConnell Kelley, recently announced that they are expecting a child. “Charles and I are SO BEYOND EXCITED to share with y’all that we are expecting a baby!” Cassie wrote on her website, Womanista, earlier this month. “He or she is due in February and we are so happy we can hardly stand it.”
The group will be on the Wheels Up tour through Oct. 3.