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The Heartbreaking Story Behind Hillary Scott's Grammy-Winning Song 'Thy Will'

Country Living logo Country Living 11/9/2017 Michelle Profis

a man and a woman looking at the camera: Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Opens Up About the Miscarriage That Inspired 'Thy Will' © Provided by Country Living Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Opens Up About the Miscarriage That Inspired 'Thy Will' The Lady Antebellum singer ceded the microphone to her father during her acceptance speech while she held her mother and sister and wept.

Hillary Scott, best known as the fierce lead singer of hit country group Lady Antebellum, took home two Grammys, along with her family, on Sunday for Best Contemporary Christian Album, for the album Love Remains, and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance and Song, for the single "Thy Will." In a tearful acceptance speech for "Thy Will," Scott thanked the Lord, her family, her husband and her co-writers. Then, after winning for Love Remains, Scott ceded the microphone to her father, Lang Scott, while she stood by weeping with her mother and sister. "We've been crying since this project started," said Lang. "From day one, our hope was that this music would bring hope to people. Our prayer from day one and throughout was that it would permeate to people who would hear it that are in need, and that it would give them comfort and encourage them. So we are grateful as a family."

Last summer, the singer opened up about a very personal issue that took place out of the spotlight. In addition to experiencing heartbreak over the loss of her grandfather to leukemia, Scott, who suffered a miscarriage in fall 2015, revealed how the experience became the inspiration for her the single "Thy Will" on Good Morning America in June 2016.

"This is something that is still not talked about very often," she said on Good Morning America. "I also feel like there's this pressure to be able to snap your fingers and continue to walk through life like it never happened. I wrote the song in the middle of experiencing everything that comes with a miscarriage, so it was at my most raw place when this song truly poured out of me."

In an interview with People, Scott says that she and her husband, Chris Tyrrell, have been overwhelmed by the support they've found from her fans and from people who identify with her story. "It's an unlimited number of prayer requests that I feel like I'm getting on a daily basis," Scott told People. "It has been such an incredible way to feel connected to people all over the world. I feel like our hearts are in it together." 

When the song was first released in April 2016, Scott purposefully remained mum on the real meaning of the tune. "I want people to have a chance to hear it, and not hear it through my story yet. I want everyone to hear it through theirs."

People also reports that since its release, the heartbreaking song has been getting more airplay on Christian radio stations than country music ones, though that doesn't bother Scott. She told the website: "I'm just over the moon excited that people are getting to hear it, that it's touching people's hearts, that it's doing really incredibly well on the Christian chart. I'm happy." 

Gallery: 5 gentle ways to heal emotionally after a miscarriage (courtesy Reader's Digest) Banish guilt: Even if you drank a margarita, went to hot yoga, dyed your hair, took a 9-hour plane ride, or busted your bum on the ice in your driveway, the miscarriage is most likely not your fault and could not have been prevented. Don't believe the <a href='https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/miscarriage-myths-facts/1'>myths that can make the miscarriage even more painful</a>. 'There’s nothing you did or didn’t do that caused your miscarriage,' says Alice Domar, PhD, author of <a href='https://www.amazon.com/dp/0142002011/?tag=reader0b-20'>Conquering Infertility</a> and executive director of the <a href='https://www.domarcenter.com'>Domar Center for Mind-Body Health</a> at Boston IVF. Keep in mind that miscarriage is incredibly common: For women in their 20s and 30s, 1 in 5 pregnancies ends during the first trimester; that ratio climbs to 1 in 4 for women 35 and older, and to 1 in 3 for women over 40. Don’t stress yourself out examining with a microscope every little thing you might have done to cause the miscarriage, but do talk to your healthcare provider to rule out medical problems, such as <a href='https://www.rd.com/health/conditions/signs-of-pcos/1'>polycystic ovary syndrome</a> or lupus. 5 Gentle Ways to Heal Emotionally After a Miscarriage

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