Charles Kelley is a well-known singer-songwriter from the United States of America who currently has a net worth of $25 million. Charles Kelley is primarily recognized for his role as a founding member of the country rock band Lady Antebellum, also known as Lady A today.
Charles Kelley Early Life
Charles Burgess Kelley was the youngest of three boys and the only son of Gayle and Dr. John W. Kelley. He was born on September 11th, 1981 in Augusta, Georgia to his parents.
When he was just 11 years old, he launched his career as a musician by forming a band with his brothers, Josh and John, which they called Inside Blue. They put out a collection of five songs, which caught the eye of a large label and led to them signing with the label.
Prior to enrolling at the University of Georgia in Athens, Charles earned his high school diploma from Lakeside High School in Evans, Georgia. Before he became successful as a singer, he held jobs in the construction industry and in accounting.
Charles Kelley Lady Antebellum
Along with Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood, he established the country music group Lady Antebellum in 2006. That year was the group’s debut year. The next year, 2008, saw the release of their self-titled album, which helped them win the Top New Duo or Group award from the Academy of Country Music as well as the New Artist of the Year award from the Country Music Association.
The successful track “Love Don’t Live Here” was included in the band’s debut album. Other singles from the album included “Lookin’ For A Good Time” and “I Run To You.” The latter of these songs became the band’s first number-one hit on the Billboard Hot Country Songs list in 2009.
In October of 2009, the RIAA gave the album its platinum certification for sales. After the release of their second album, Need You Now, in 2010, the band was awarded their first Grammy for the best country performance by a duo or group with vocals for the track “Best Country Performance.”
At the 2009 Country Music Awards, they dethroned Rascal Flatts after they had held the title of Vocal Group of the Year for the previous six years. The following year, at the CMAs, they became the first group in the history of the academy to win Single of the Year for two years in a row.
Charles Kelley Lady A
The band made the announcement that they will be changing their name from Lady Antebellum to Lady A in June of 2020. The reason for the name change was because of the Confederate roots of the former moniker.
Charles Kelley worked on his solo project in his spare time outside of his primary gig with Lady A, which resulted in the release of his debut single, “The Driver,” which featured Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay.
It was nominated for a Grammy award in the category of Best Country Duo or Group Performance, which will be presented at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. 2016 saw the release of his first studio album under his own name, titled The Driver. In addition, he has collaborated on musical works with other musicians, such as Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, and Miranda Lambert, among others.
Charles Kelley Property
In 2012, Charles Kelley paid $1.6 million for a property in Nashville with 6,682 square feet of living space. In 2017, he sold the residence to an unrelated buyer for $2.91 million in an off-market transaction. In 2018, Charles and his wife bought a classic home built in the 1930s with the intention of renovating it and using it as an investment property, but they ended up living in the home instead.
Charles Kelley Personal Life
Cassie McConnell, who is married to Charles Kelley and works as a music representative and represents a number of country musicians, including her brother-in-law Josh Kelley, is one of those musicians. Together, they gave birth to a son who they named Ward Charles Kelley.