Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley Previews Solo Project

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Charles Kelley

Although he insists that Lady Antebellum isn’t splitting up, singer Charles Kelley is about to go solo. He performed six songs from an upcoming project last night (Sept. 30) at Skyville Studio in Nashville.

Paul Worley produced the project, which has not yet been officially titled. An EP is expected in the first quarter of 2016. Kelley indicated that he’d like to do a club tour behind the new music in the fall and winter. His lead single, “The Driver,” chronicles the life of a traveling musician. The track features special guests Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay. Both singers made a special appearance at the end of the set.

The song is available at all digital and streaming partner. The single goes for adds at country radio on Oct. 19.

“Lady Antebellum will never break up – mark my words,” Kelley stated from the Skyville stage. “I just wanted to get out of my comfort zone.” He added that he had the blessing of his Lady A bandmates, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott. Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride were also spotted in the crowd.

Kelley said he didn’t care about who wrote the songs, so he ended up with a mix of originals and covers. One of the selections was “Southern Accent,” a Tom Petty tune re-worked with a country sound. He mentioned that Stevie Nicks would be providing harmony vocals on the song.

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