Charles Kelley shares the premiere of the sultry music video for “Lonely Girl” today on VEVO. Praised by New York Times as it “shuffles with a kind of prim swagger,” Director Shaun Silva brings to light “a deceptive lyric, consoling a broken-hearted woman with a promise” (Billboard).
Charles continues to catch the attention of critics nationwide with his solo debut record THE DRIVER (Capitol Records Nashville) as Rolling Stone and StereoGum have called it a “stand out” of 2016.
“It’s polished yet immensely supple, a collection with room for his rousing mythologies of music’s pull, patient seduction and autobiographical confessions.” – NPR
“A theme album in an age of singles, ‘The Driver’ is another fine example that country music is poised to shift away stifling trends and strive toward a more individually expressive era.” – Associated Press
As Kelley “continues to stay true to himself — all while telling stories” (Albuquerque Journal), his first-ever debut track “The Driver” earned a GRAMMY nomination for “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” ahead of the album’s release. Produced by Paul Worley, THE DRIVER explores new territory with a raw sound that pushes his vocals into a lower, grittier key. Along with his success as part of multi-Platinum award-winning trio Lady Antebellum, Kelley has also penned No. one hits recorded by Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker. It’s Lady Antebellum’s universal appeal that continues to resonate across the globe, as they continue to headline festivals throughout the summer on the LADY ANTEBELLUM 2016 SUMMER TOUR.