Tickets are still available for Colorado Springs Christian Schools’ annual fundraiser dinner featuring Hillary Scott, of the band Lady Antebellum.
The school's Lion's Heart Banquet will be held April 8 at The Broadmoor hotel. The event is open to the public.
The doors will open at 5 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m. A dinner and silent auction also are included.
Tickets are $100 each and are available at: http://www.cscslions.org. Money raised helps keep tuition costs reasonable.
Scott, co-lead singer and background vocalist with the Lady Antebellum trio, will speak about her family's debut gospel album, "Love Remains," and hold a question-and-answer session with attendees.
Scott also will receive the Lion's Heart Award honoring her courage and leadership skills.
"We try to highlight people who are making a difference in their industry because we want our kids to see that," said Superintendent Roland DeRenzo said. "We think that's one of the most important aspects of education -- seeing people making a positive impact."
Scott's story of how she achieved fame is inspirational, DeRenzo said: "She's crossed a number of different genres and has an incredible story about perseverance and about being really positive in how she lives her life."
Scott, 30, had a foot in the industry from birth. She's the daughter of Grammy-award winning country star Linda Davis and songwriter Lang Scott. Her younger sister, Rylee, also is a singer.
Before forming Lady Antebellum with Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood in 2006, Scott auditioned twice for the television show "American Idol," and was rejected by the judges.
Over the past decade, the band has had several hits.
The Scott family decided to make a gospel album, and the lead single, "Thy Will," speaks of struggle and hope, in light of a miscarriage Scott had during her second pregnancy.
DeRenzo expects at least 1,000 people to attend this year's event.