Charles Kelley has released “Lonely Girl,” written by Chris Stapleton and Jesse Frasure, as the latest single from his new solo album, The Driver. Kelley will perform the song on the ACM Awards on Sun., April 3.
“I’ve been wanting to cut this song since I heard it about three years ago,” Kelley said. “At the time, it wasn’t the right fit for Lady A, so when we started digging into my solo project, I knew it would be a big part of the record. It’s not easy to follow Stapleton’s demo, I mean he’s the best singer in our genre, but I put my own little spin on it and it’s turned out to be a favorite live.”
Frasure and Stapleton also co-wrote the ACM-nominated “Hangover Tonight” with Gary Allan and Cary Barlowe. Allan’s recording of that song, with guest vocals by Stapleton, is nominated in the category of Vocal Event of the Year. Thomas Rhett’s No. 1 single, “Crash and Burn,” was written by Frasure and Stapleton as well.
Kelley released The Driver on Feb. 5 on Capitol Records Nashville and received a Grammy nomination for the title track. He will launch a solo tour with special guest (and brother) Josh Kelley on April 9 in Washington, D.C.
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