The project, to be produced by Ricky Skaggs, is planned to feature gospel standards as well as new songs, and Scott will be joined on vocals by her parents and younger sister, Rylee Jean Scott.
The family has long been known within the music industry. Hillary’s mother, Linda Davis, had a successful solo career before teaming up with Reba McEntire. Hillary was just 7 years old when Davis and McEntire recorded the Grammy and CMA Award-winning hit, “Does He Love You.” Davis’ husband, Lang Scott, is a songwriter/musician and web designer who played in Reba’s band.
According to Davis, the new album was partly inspired when the family performed together at the funeral of Jim Ed Brown in June 2015. Davis told The Tennessean, “He was about family harmonies and his family wanted us to be a part of that. Ever since Hillary was a little girl, [family harmony] is all she’s known, as well as Rylee Jean.”
The album is expected to release in early 2016.