Charles Kelley

Charles Kelley

American country songwriter
Date of Birth: 11.09.1981
Country: USA

Biography of Charles Kelly

Charles Kelly, an American country singer-songwriter, is best known as the founder of the group Lady Antebellum. He was born in Augusta, Georgia. Charles began his musical journey at the age of 11. His older brother, Josh Kelly, is also a popular country singer in the United States. In their youth, Charles, Josh, and their eldest brother John formed the group Inside Blue and released several CD singles. During his high school years, he met his future bandmate, Dave Haywood.

Lady Antebellum was formed in 2006 and signed a contract with Capitol Records. The group's debut single, "Love Don't Live Here," was released in September 2007, and their first self-titled album, Lady Antebellum, was released on April 15, 2008. Their second album, Need You Now, was released on January 26, 2010, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. By the beginning of 2011, it had achieved 3x Platinum status in the United States. Need You Now was nominated for Album of the Year at the 2011 Grammy Awards.

Charles Kelly is also a co-writer of country singer Luke Bryan's single "Do I," which achieved Gold status in the United States. He is also the songwriter of a song from country singer Danny Gokey's debut album, My Best Days.

Charles Kelly is married to publicist Kelli McConnell-Kelly. The couple got engaged on December 25, 2008, two years after they first met. Their wedding ceremony took place on July 4, 2009, in the Bahamas. Charles Kelly is the younger brother of country singer Josh Kelly, who is married to actress Katherine Heigl.