updated 09/12/2011 AT 1:00 PM ET
•originally published 09/13/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET
Lady Antebellum log a lot of together time on the road, where the trio share living quarters on the tour bus – but sometimes even best friends need a breather. For the group, that means spending a little alone time at their new Nashville homes.
The trio, who just released their third album, Own the Night, open their doors in the latest PEOPLE Country issue, showing off Hillary Scott’s renovated bungalow (decorated with flea market finds and TJ Maxx deals), Charles Kelley’s 2,700-sq- ft. colonial (“It’s not too big, so it’s manageable and perfect for us,” he says) and Dave Haywood’s 900-sq.-ft. urban loft (complete with windowless bedroom “so when I get off the bus, I can grab a few more hours of sleep in the middle of the day if I need to,” he says).
All first-time homeowners, the musicians bought their places after the phenomenal success of 2010’s multi-platinum Need You Now. “For all of us, it’s a great sense of accomplishment, a real life milestone, like buying your first home is for anyone,” says Kelley.
Scott consulted with family and with her fiancé, drummer Chris Tyrrell, before buying her 3,400-sq- ft. bungalow. “It’s my sanctuary, where I come and feel safe and calm and relaxed,” she says.
For exclusive photos inside the homes of country stars Lady Antebellum, Sara Evans, Brad Paisley and more, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE Country. And for free music from artists like Vince Gill, Billy Currington and Ronnie Dunn, go to people.com/free