Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley Readies Solo Project

Written by Lauren Jo Black
Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley Readies Solo Project

Charles Kelley

Before wrapping their Wheels Up Tour this fall, Lady Antebellum announced that the band would be taking a well-deserved break. Charles Kelley revealed this week that he is using his time away from the trio to step out on his own with a solo project.

The singer debuted his new music in front of an industry-only crowd in Nashville on Wednesday evening (9/30). Performing seven songs from his yet-to-be-announced debut solo project, Kelley proved that he can hold his own outside of the award-winning trio.

But don’t worry, Lady A may be taking a break, but the Georgia native assured that the group is still very much intact and that his bandmates, Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, gave him their blessing to embark on a solo journey.

“Lady Antebellum will never break up, mark my words,” he told the crowd (quote via Billboard). “But I wanted to step outside of my comfort zone.”

Among the songs Kelley performed was his released first-released solo track, “The Driver,” which also features Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay. The song was released to digital retailers earlier this week. Listen to “The Driver” on Spotify below.

On top of prepping for his solo career, Kelley is also preparing to take on fatherhood as he and his wife Cassie are expecting their first child, a baby boy, together in January.