Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley will release his much-anticipated solo album, ‘The Driver’, on February 5! Charles has been working on a new sound, separate from the Lady Antebellum pop-country sound, which leans more towards his own musical heritage. His influences for the project range from southern rock to 70s folk, sounds which just wouldn’t fit on a Lady A album.
The album features a couple of very exciting duets. Charles joins legendary vocalist Stevie Nicks on a cover of Tom Petty’s ‘Southern Accents’, as well as fellow country star Miranda Lambert on ‘I Wish You Were Here’. And, of course, the stunning debut single ‘The Driver’ features Eric Paslay and Dierks Bentley!
Charles had announced a solo club tour in the US, however this was later postponed to give him time to finish the recording. In an interview with ABC, Charles said he relished the challenge of playing clubs again. “You get so used to hearing 15,000 people scream and sing your songs back that it’s a little jarring,” Charles said. “I have to walk off stage and go ‘OK, I am going for a different response here.”
Charles and his wife Cassie are also expecting their first child next month, so February is shaping up to be a very exciting month for the Kelley family! Don’t miss ‘The Driver’, out February 5.
- Your Love
- The Driver (feat. Dirks Bentley, Eric Paslay)
- Dancing Around It
- Southern Accents (feat. Stevie Nicks)
- Lonely Girl
- The Only One Who Gets Me
- Round In Circles
- I Wish You Were Here (feat. Miranda Lambert)
- Leaving Nashville