Hillary Scott
Hillary Scott (AP photo)

Country group Lady Antebellum has cancelled its 2013 York Fair grandstand show because singer Hillary Scott is pregnant.

Scott, the band's lead singer, is expecting her first baby, and she will not be able to travel and perform throughout the summer, according to the York Fair. The show had been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

Fair president Gene Schenck said about 2,000 tickets had been sold for the concert since the act was announced last month.

Ticket holders who purchased tickets with a credit card online or at the York Fair box office will receive refunds to their accounts. People who bought tickets by check or cash will receive a check in the mail.

Refunds, which will include the ticket price and any service fees charged, will be issued within two weeks. Any tickets sold through a third-party service, including StubHub, cannot be refunded by the fair.

"It is always a disappointment when you have to cancel a concert," Schenck said. "In this case, it's a good reason - for the arrival of a baby; but, it's not good news for the fans."

Schenck said it will be difficult to find a substitution for a band of Lady Antebellum's caliber, but there are "proposals in the works" to find another contemporary country artist or band. Lady A won favorite country group at the American Music Awards last month and Country Album of the Year at the 2012 Grammys.

"We will find a big name," Schenck said.

Scott, 26, announced her pregnancy Friday on Twitter and Facebook, calling the baby "our Christmas gift." A spokeswoman confirmed the news to The Associated Press and said no other details were available.

It's the first child for Scott and her husband, Chris Tyrrell. It's also the first child for any member of the Lady Antebellum trio, which includes Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood.

Lady Antebellum previously played at the York Fair in 2010.

The band broke out in 2007, and has since tallied No. 1 hits, sold millions of albums and earned multiple trophies.

In October, Lady Antebellum released a Christmas album, "On This Winter's Night."

Daily Record/Sunday News staff writer Ashley May and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Non-refundable tickets

Some third-party sellers haven't taken down tickets for the canceled Sept. 7 Lady Antebellum concert. These tickets are showing prices as high as $265. The fair, which sold tickets for $63 to $73, did not grant ticket sale permission to any third-party service. Third-party ticket holders will not be refunded by the fair.


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