It has been revealed that Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott and her husband Chris Tyrell are expecting a daughter.

The Grammy winning singer, who married drummer Chris Tyrell at the start of last year, shared the news of her pregnancy on Facebook and Twitter in December writing: “Chris and I are excited to announce that our Christmas gift has arrived a little early this year! We are having a baby! We feel so blessed!!!"

Scott has now confirmed to US Weekly that the couple are expecting a baby girl.

The singer has also been keeping her fans regularly updated on the social networking sites about her pregnancy’s progress. In January she wrote: "Who has two thumbs and just asked her husband, and very nicely I might add, to run into the grocery store for pop tarts? ME! Pregnancy."

In February told her followers about her sleeping pattern: "I've never dreamed weirder dreams than I have pregnant . . . if I could only recall all the details. It would make a killer movie!"