— New Country UK (@NewCountryUK) April 14, 2013
Lady Antebellum is gaining another potential future band member. The band announced on Twitter that Kelli Cashiola Haywood, Dave’s wife, is expecting.
Let’s learn about the mom-to-be.
1. She’s Married to One-Third of Lady Antebellum
Her husband, Dave Haywood, is a member of the country music trio Lady Antebellum.
They tied the knot in April of 2012 at a farm just outside of Nashville.
After seven months of dating, the former friends announced their engagement in December 2011.
Dave told People about his elaborately planned proposal. He picked Cashiola up from work and blindfolded her. When they got to her home, he had transformed every room using a winter theme.
2. She’s Expecting a Son
— WJBF News Channel 6 (@WJBF) April 21, 2014
Dave used his band’s Twitter account to broadcast the baby news on April 21.
His wife responded with this tweet soon after:
Cats out of the bag! Thx for the well-wishes! “@ladyantebellum: So excited for a new Baby A on the way in Sept! And it's a boy!!! -Dave…"
— Kelli Haywood (@kellicashiola) April 21, 2014
So excited for a new Baby A on the way in Sept! And it's a boy!!! -Dave & Kelli
— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) April 21, 2014
3. She Works With Country Stars
My first wedding purchase…we had to document it…let the planning begin :) pic.twitter.com/hnYNd71E
— Kelli Haywood (@kellicashiola) December 30, 2011
As the Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development, her job entails working talent like McIntyre, Blake Shelton and Kelly Clarkson.
In 2014, she was honored as one of 45 members of Leadership Music’s historic 25th class. The program is explained as:
…designed to create a forum for established music community leaders to identify and explore issues currently affecting the music industry, as well as providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences and meeting people one would not ordinarily meet with whom one builds lasting relationships.
Previously, she was VP of marketing and brand management for Warner Music Nashville.
4. She’s Having the Second Baby Antebellum
Hello World, my name is Eisele Kaye. pic.twitter.com/hZ6WbTYdbR
— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) October 14, 2013
Last July, another Lady Antebellum member, Hillary Scott Tyrrell, welcomed a daughter, Eisele Kaye.
She was the first member of Lady A to have a child. At the time, band mate Charles Kelley said:
So, this is the first baby of the three of us and we keep saying this is going to be like the little golden child of the road because it’s going to get so spoiled. I don’t care what kind of discipline she thinks the baby’s going to have, it’s all going to go out the door.
Here is the evidence of Kelley being smitten:
— Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum) November 6, 2013
Scott tweeted her happiness of her baby having a new playmate:
“@ladyantebellum: So excited for a new Baby A on the way in Sept! And it's a boy!!! -Dave & Kelli” WOOHOO!!!!!!!!
— Hillary Scott (@HillaryScottLA) April 21, 2014
5. She First Stepped Out With Dave at the CMAs
They dated for a few months, but had been friends for five years.
Back in 2011, after dating for six months, Cashiola told People:
I feel so lucky that our long friendship has grown into this relationship. We are totally comfortable and ourselves with each other.
In May of 2012, the couple bought a $2.1 million home in Bell Meade, outside of Nashville.