Why Hillary Scott May Need a 'Box of Kleenex' Before Lady A's New Tour
The trio will take their Wheels Up tour to Europe and Australia - without their babies on board
But the trip will be “bittersweet” for Scott — whose husband, Chris Tyrrell, is the band’s drummer — as the couple will be leaving their 18-month-old daughter Eisele Kaye at home.
“Do you have a box of Kleenex before I start talking about it? My little girl is not going,” Scott, 28, told reporters Monday at a brunch in Nashville to celebrate the tour announcement.
“It’s just logistically a nightmare. But she will be in good hands. My mom will spoil her rotten and I’ll have to come home and probably rewrite a lot of bad habits.”
The first-time mama will have plenty to keep her busy, too. When she’s not on stage, Scott jokes she’ll be indulging in retail therapy.
“I’ll probably guilt buy at all the baby boutiques for my daughter because we’ve gone away from her,” Scott tells PEOPLE. “I’ll be like, ‘But she needs that!'”
And despite being away from her baby girl, “the excitement overshadows it,” Scott explains. “My dad had to remind me that Eisele won’t remember it. With my husband being our drummer, we’ll be together and we’ll get to see the world and know that she’s at home and safe and happy.”
The international trek will mark the longest she and bandmate Dave Haywood, — dad to 4-month-old son Cash Van — will have been away from their kids.
“Those are the tough parts. Those are the sacrifices,” Haywood says. “But my wife will be home with Cash, and when we get over there, we’ll probably forget about it when we’re sleeping in ’til noon!”
Adds Scott, “We’ll cry on each other’s shoulders too, I’m sure.”
Scott, Haywood and bandmate Charles Kelley begin the tour in Oslo, Norway, on Feb. 28, followed by dates in Sweden, the U.K., Ireland and Australia, before the trio play U.S. cities — with babies back on board this time — in May.
— Eileen Finan