Lady A's Hillary Scott buys her first house

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - November 17, 2010

Scott could barely contain her excitement as she gushed about her new purchase.

"I just signed the papers on my house, the first house ever. Like it's finalized today. So I'm celebrating that, too," she said before the CMA Awards on Wednesday in Nashville, beaming.

The responsibility of owning a home was only just beginning to sink in for the 24-year-old.

"I'm like, 'Welcome to being a grown-up, Hillary.' You know? It's like, 'Oh my gosh, now I have a mortgage.' This is scary," she said.

Her bandmate, guitarist Dave Haywood didn't have any advice to give her. He still rents a condo. But her other group member, singer Charles Kelley, owns a home with his wife and provided a dose of reality.

"It's something all the time, I can tell her that right there," he said with a knowing smile.

The group won CMA vocal group of the year and single of the year for their hit "Need You Now."

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