Charles Kelley wants you to know that although he is trying his hand at going solo, Lady Antebellum is not breaking up.
“Lady A” announced In August that the group would be taking a break. Hillary Scott, who makes up the group with Kelley and Dave Haywood, spoke to E! Online back in August about the break. Scott and her husband welcomed a baby back in July of 2013 while Haywood became a Dad last year and Kelley and his wife are expecting.Scott told E! that in addition to relaxing, the group would be working on writing material for their new album as well.
Charles Kelley announced his solo plans with a musical showcase back in September in Nashville. He performed seven songs, including “The Driver”, his first single. Eric Paslay and Dierks Bentley joined Kelley on the song. Paslay co-wrote the song with Kelley and Abe Stoklasa. Kelley assured that crowd that Lady Antebellum is still #1 for him and that Scott and Haywood support his solo efforts.
Charles Kelley recently announced the dates and locations for his solo tour, which is named after his first single. The Driver tour will begin on November 28 in Cleveland, Ohio and end on January 28th in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kelley will make a stop in St. Louis on December 12th at The Pageant. Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 16th, with reserved seats starting at $31.
Maren Morris is set to open for Kelley on December 12th in St. Louis as well as on several other dates of the tour. The 25-year-old Morris has toured through England and France as well as the United States, where she has opened for artisits such as Pat Green, Gary Allan and Marty Stuart. She had also had songs she’s written recorded by Tim McGraw and Kelly Clarkson. You can listen to some of Maren Morris’s music for free via Spotify.
Charles Kelley made his public solo debut on October 13 on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. He was joined on-stage by Eric Paslay and Dierks Bentley to sing his first solo single “The Driver”.
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