Pretty Lady Antebellum star Hillary Scott is set to become a first-time mum.

The Need You Now singer and her husband Chris Tyrrell announced they're set to become parents in 2013 on Friday (07Dec12), a month shy of their first wedding anniversary (07Jan13).

A statement from the 26-year-old mum-to-be reads: "Chris & 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!!!"

The father is a member of country band Love and Theft and he isn't the only member of the group with 2013 daddy dreams - frontman Eric Gunderson and his wife Emily are expecting a boy in May.