Few contemporary musicians have accomplished the varied and multi-faceted success of singer-songwriter, Josh Kelley. He scored a hit record on the pop charts on his first try before became a country singer only years later. After several albums, a marriage to actress Katherine Heigl, and starting his own independent record label; Josh Kelley is poised to become country music's next star. He recently released his latest effort Georgia Clay and Josh Kelley tour dates have been scheduled nationally to cater to his expanding fan base. In addition to individual solo concert performances, Josh Kelley tour dates have been booked on the opening stage for country superstar Taylor Swift on her national tour this 2011. Don't miss a tour date on the Josh Kelley concert schedule; Use Eventful as your source for Josh Kelley tour dates and venue information.
Born in Augusta, Georgia; Kelley had country roots right from the start. Josh and his brother Charles Kelley, who is one-third of hit-making trio Lady Antebellum, grew up on the family's farm outside of the city. The brothers started recording music in their teens before Josh Kelley attended the University of Mississippi on a golf scholarship. Kelley continue to play the guitar throughout college, but ultimately put his golf career on hold to pursue his musical interests. He independently released his debut album, Changing Faces, in 2001 before scoring a deal with Hollywood Records the following year. Kelley broke out in 2003 with his hit single, "Amazin", from his major label debut, For the Ride Home. The single catapulted Kelley to the top ten on the pop charts and Josh Kelley tour dates were scheduled throughout the nation. Josh Kelley also performed in concert at the Bonnaroo Music Festival, in 2003.
Kelley followed up with Almost Honest in 2005, and scored another hit with "Only You". A video for the top-ten single featured future wife and starlet, Katherine Heigl, whom he married in 2007. Kelley then parted ways with Hollywood Records so that he could release music independently. He started his own record label, DNK, and released four albums between 2006 and 2008. During this time, Josh Kelley tour dates were booked on tours with Rod Stewart, Counting Crows, and Third Eye Blind amongst others. Kelley's albums made some impact on the independent albums chart; however, he signed a major label recording contract with MCA Nashville in 2009 to pursue a career in country music, returning to his roots.
Kelley headed to the studio in Nashville to craft his country music debut. The album, Georgia Clay was released in 2011 and marked his highest entry on the Billboard 200 at #92. The lead-off single "Georgia Clay" was a veritable hit, and the album's second single, "Gone Like That", is racing up the charts. Josh Kelley tour dates have been scheduled to promote his turn to country music. As such, he will be on tour with Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert at different tour stops on their national concert outings. Josh Kelley has proven that he is a music industry anomaly bent on creating music his own way. Don't miss a date on the Josh Kelley concert schedule this 2011; Use Eventful as your source for Josh Kelley tour dates and venue information.
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