Country Weekly — Congratulations go out to Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and his wife, Kelli, on the birth of their first child, son Cash Van Haywood.
According to the new mother’s Facebook page, young Cash was born September 7 at 5:39 p.m. weighing 7-lbs and measuring 19-inches long. He’s named after Kelli, whose maiden name is Cashiola, and Dave’s father, Van.
So happy to have a healthy baby boy here with us! Cash Van Haywood was born last night, Mom and Dad are doing great and couldn’t be happier!
Cash is the second baby born in the Lady Antebellum trio. On July 22, 2013, Hillary Scott and her husband, Chris Tyrell, welcomed Eisele Kaye to the family.
Should the trio’s Charles Kelley and his wife choose to have children and produce a son, we could be looking at a Lady legacy!
Access Atlanta — While talking to Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood last week about the band’s upcoming induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the easygoing musician also had a few things to say about a couple of impending births – his first child with wife Kell and Lady A’s new album, “747,” both due next month.
The band is touring until two days before Kelli’s due date, so Haywood is a tad apprehensive about the timing.
But otherwise, he said, “I feel like we’re prepared as far as getting ready for the house. I think we know on paper what we’re supposed to know.”
It’s a good thing that bandmate Hillary Scott brought daughter Eisele on the road for Lady A’s current tour because it gave Haywood the opportunity to attempt a very important task: Changing a diaper.
As for the other upcoming delivery — this one with a definite due date of Sept. 30 — Haywood said he loves “747” so much that he’s been wearing it out in his car.
For this sixth studio album, Lady A worked with a new producer, Nathan Chapman, best known for his work with Taylor Swift.
“He’s got an amazing knack for capturing a lot more energy than we’ve had in the past,” Haywood said. “I think we captured that big, infectious energy we have as a band. In the past we might have gone a little more mid-tempo, but this was an all-out record for us.”
Haywood cites recent hit “Bartender” as an example of the “high energy” material on the new record.
“We’ve got stuff that rocks even harder than ‘Bartender,’” he said. “We got back to being really inspired.”