People Magazine calls singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Josh Kelley “a genuine talent who brings sincere emotion” to his music, and that statement has never been truer given the environment in which he’s been creating. Kelley has been actively writing, producing, and playing most of the instruments himself for a new endeavor with most of the work taking place in the state-of-the art studio he built off their barn just four miles from his home in Utah, where he lives with his wife, actress Katherine Heigl, and their two children. After a five-year hiatus during which he focused on being a father and husband, the “relaxed baritone” (Associated Press) that brought the smash “Amazing” as well as country hit “Georgia Clay” to airwaves will return with Kelley’s first new music in over five years.
“I’m in the studio every day,” he notes. “Being the producer, the engineer and the artist can get lonely sometimes, but it’s very empowering and very satisfying creatively. For me, there’s no better drug than spending the morning writing a song, spending the afternoon recording and producing it, and then making a copy and listening to it in the car on the way home. It’s so much fun having that instant gratification, of creating something from scratch.”
Kelley has kept busy with a variety of projects that have allowed him to explore new ground creatively, including writing and performing the theme song for the hit TV sitcom Mike and Molly, scoring the feature film Home Sweet Hell, and even creating the theme song for TV’s Golf Channel.
“Josh Kelley is a tremendous singer songwriter,” shares Rounder Label Group’s COO, Cliff O’Sullivan. “As a label that prides itself in having an eclectic music roster, Sugar Hill is a perfect home for an artist like Josh whose career lives in several genres. We’re thrilled to welcome Josh to the Rounder Label Group family.”
Josh will join his brother Charles Kelley for a series of tour dates on Charles’ The Driver Tour:
4/09 Washington, DC @ The Fillmore
4/11 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
4/13 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
4/14 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
4/15 St Louis @ The Pageant
4/23 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
4/24 San Jose, CA @ Club Rodeo
4/26 LA, CA @ Troubadour
5/01 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
5/03 Nashville, TN @ 3rd and Lindsley
5/06 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater