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Josh Kelley Biography

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Born: 1980/01/30
Birth Place: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Years Active: 2001-present
Genres: Pop Rock, Blues Rock Country

Joshua Bishop "Josh" Kelley (born January 30, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter. Kelley has recorded for Hollywood Records, Threshold Records and DNK Records as a pop rock artist. Kelley is the brother of Lady Antebellum member Charles Kelley and is married to actress Katherine Heigl.

Kelley released his debut independent album, “Changing Faces,” in 2001 and signed with Hollywood Records in 2002.

Working with John Alagia as his producer, Kelley released the album, “For the Ride Home,” in 2003. The album peaked at #159 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and #5 on the Top Heatseekers Chart. The album featured his hit song "Amazing," peaked at #8 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 Tracks chart and #79 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.

He moved to Los Angeles from Georgia and recorded the majority of his second album, 2005’s “Almost Honest,” in the studio of his home. It featured the hit single, "Only You," which peaked at #9 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 Tracks chart. His last album on Hollywood Records, it peaked at #114 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Heatseekers chart.

After asking to be released from his contract with Hollywood Records, Kelley released his third album, “Just Say The Word” under his own label Threshold. The album was released in 2006 and "The Pop Game" was the first single.

Kelley's next album, “Special Company,” was released in 2008 and peaked at #7 on the Top Heatseekers chart. His label, Threshold, was renamed DNK Records so as to avoid confusion with another record label by the same name. Later that year, Kelley released his album, “To Remember.”

In November 2009, Kelley signed with MCA Nashville and began recording his first country album in 2010. The album's first single, the title track "Georgia Clay," was released to country radio in August 2010. The single has become a Top 20 hit on the Hot Country Songs chart while also reaching the Hot 100. The album, “Georgia Clay,” was released in 2011 and reached #16 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and #92 on the Billboard 200.