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Love Remains (Hillary Scott album)

Love Remains is a studio album by American singer and songwriter Hillary Scott, a founding member of American country music trio Lady Antebellum, released in collaboration with her father, Lang Scott; her mother, Linda Davis; and her sister Rylee Scott (credited collectively as 'The Scott Family').[2] It was released on July 29, 2016, by EMI Nashville and Capitol Nashville. The faith-based record incorporates elements of gospel, bluegrass, country, and pop genres and is produced by Ricky Skaggs.[1]

Love Remains
Hillary Scott and Family - Love Remains.jpg
Studio album by
Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
ReleasedJuly 29, 2016 (2016-07-29)
Recorded2011–16
Genre
Length52:09
Label
ProducerRicky Skaggs
Hillary Scott albums chronology
Family Christmas
(2003)
Love Remains
(2016)
Linda Davis albums chronology
Young at Heart
(2007)
Love Remains
(2016)
Singles from Love Remains
  1. "Thy Will"
    Released: April 22, 2016
  2. "Still"
    Released: March 2017

Upon release, Love Remains achieved moderate commercial success, including a top-10 debut on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.[3] It additionally bowed atop the Billboard Christian Albums chart and at number 2 on the Country Albums chart. The record's lead single, "Thy Will", was released in April 2016 and reached the top of the Hot Christian Songs chart that summer.[2][4]

Love Remains won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album and "Thy Will" won for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards.[5][6]

Background and recordingEdit

In 2011, following the passing of Hillary Scott's grandfather, W.M. Scott Jr., the Scott family leaned on their faith and used traditional hymns to comfort one another.[7] They began recording the songs with the intention of sharing those messages of joy with friends and family.[8] This project eventually developed into a full-length album which includes classic hymns, popular Contemporary Christian songs, and newly-written original tracks such as the project's lead single, "Thy Will".[9] This song was inspired by a miscarriage Scott experienced in 2015 while on tour.[7] The family reached out to Ricky Skaggs to produce the album and Skaggs additionally provided instrumentation and guest vocals.[7][9] Christian musicians Steven Curtis Chapman and Cheryl White also make appearances.

SinglesEdit

"Thy Will", one of three tracks co-written by Scott, was released to digital retailers, country radio, and Christian radio on April 22, 2016, as the album's lead single.[2][9] Its music video premiered June 20, 2016.[10] The song has since reached 27 on the Hot Country Songs chart and number one on the Hot Christian Songs chart.[4][11]

Other songsEdit

"Beautiful Messes", "Love Remains", and "Still" all debuted on the Hot Christian Songs chart following the album's release at 28, 38, and 50, respectively.[12]

Commercial performanceEdit

Love Remains debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 with 28,000 units sold in its first week.[3] It was the fourth best-selling album of the week.[13] The album also debuted at numbers one and 2 on the Top Christian Albums and Top Country Albums charts, respectively. The album has sold 165,000 copies in the United States as of December 2017.[14]

Internationally, the album debuted at number 69 in Canada and at number 81 in Australia.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Beautiful Messes"
3:53
2."Still"
  • Justin Ebach
  • Molly Reed
3:24
3."Sheltered in the Arms of God"
  • Jimmie Davis
  • Dottie Rambo
4:44
4."Safe Haven"
4:02
5."The Faithful Love of Jesus" (featuring Steven Curtis Chapman and Ricky Skaggs)4:17
6."The River (Come On Down)" (featuring Cheryl White)
  • Jordan Feliz
  • Jeff Pardo
4:05
7."Thy Will"
  • Bernie Herms
  • H. Scott
  • Emily Weisband
3:56
8."Untitled Hymn (Come to Jesus)"Chris Rice3:57
9."Love Remains"
3:56
10."We March On"
3:42
11."Your Unfailing Love"
  • Worley Max McKinney
  • Glenn Warren
2:35
12."Come Thou Fount"Traditional4:13
13."Ain't No Grave" (featuring Cheryl White)
  • Hank Bentley
  • David Crowder
  • Seth Philpott
4:47
Total length:52:09

ChartsEdit

Release historyEdit

List of release dates, showing region, formats, label, catalog number and reference
Country Date Format Label Catalog No. Ref.
Worldwide July 29, 2016 CD EMI Nashville 002505602 [21]
Digital download N/A [22]
November 11, 2016 Vinyl Capitol Nashville 002572401 [23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Hillary Scott & The Scott Family - Love Remains - Amazon.com Music". Amazon Music. Amazon.com. Retrieved August 10, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Radio.com Staff (April 22, 2016). "Hillary Scott Debuts New Single 'Thy Will'". Radio.com. CBS Corporation. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Caulfield, Keith (August 7, 2016). "DJ Khaled Earns His First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Major Key'". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Hillary Scott - Chart history". Billboard Hot Christian Songs for Hillary Scott. Retrieved August 9, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ Staff, Variety (6 December 2016). "Grammy Nominations: Full List of Nominees for 59th Annual Awards".
  6. ^ Academy, Recording (12 February 2017). "Congrats Best Contemporary Christian Music Album 'Love Remains' @HillaryScottLA & The Scott Family #GRAMMYs".
  7. ^ a b c Asker, Jim (July 8, 2016). "Hillary Scott on Finding 'Beauty From the Ashes of Sadness' With Her Faith-Based Album and Lady Antebellum's Future". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  8. ^ McClellan, Laura (June 20, 2016). "Hillary Scott Reveals Release Date for Gospel Album, 'Love Remains'". Taste of Country. Townsquare Media. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  9. ^ a b c Nicholson, Jessica (April 22, 2016). "Hillary Scott Announces Gospel Project 'Love Remains'". MusicRow. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  10. ^ HillaryScottVEVO (June 20, 2016). "Hillary Scott & The Scott Family - Thy Will". YouTube. Google. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  11. ^ "Hillary Scott - Chart history". Billboard Hot Country Songs for Hillary Scott. Retrieved 9 August 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Hot Christian Songs for Hillary Scott. Retrieved 9 August 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  13. ^ "Top Album Sales" (The Week Of: August 20, 2016). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (December 14, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: December 14, 2017". Roughstock.
  15. ^ "CHART WATCH #380". auspOp. August 6, 2016. Retrieved August 9, 2016.
  16. ^ "Chart Search". Billboard Top Canadian Albums for Hillary Scott. Retrieved August 9, 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  17. ^ "Top Christian Albums (The Week Of: August 20, 2016)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Top Country Albums (The Week Of: August 20, 2016)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  19. ^ "Christian Albums : Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  20. ^ "Country Albums : Year End 2016". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  21. ^ "Love Remains - Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, Hillary Scott | Release Info" (CD). AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  22. ^ "Love Remains - Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, Hillary Scott | Release Info" (Digital Download). AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 18, 2016.
  23. ^ "Love Remains - Hillary Scott & the Scott Family, Hillary Scott | Release Info" (Vinyl). AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved November 18, 2016.