Lady Antebellum announced today that Universal Music’s Josh Kelley and Randy Montana will join their back to back sold out concerts at the Ryman Auditorium on March 10 and 11. Kelley and Montana will debut a selection of new music with short acoustic sets prior to Lady A’s headlining debut on the Ryman’s historic stage.
“It’s funny to think about all the bands Josh and I started when we were little kids in Augusta...my favorite was named ‘Spork,’ and I was the drummer!” laughs Charles Kelley. “We’ve come a long way, that’s for sure. I’m so proud that we’ll be on the Ryman stage together on the same night..it’ll be a family affair all the way around”
“And, I’ve known Randy for a really long time because we’re both from Nashville,” adds Hillary Scott. “We respect him so much as a songwriter, and we are all three just big big fans. We feel really blessed to be in a position to offer some of our friends the same shot that we were offered a few years ago. I think back to our first tour with Martina...what an amazing opportunity that was...that’s the great thing about the Nashville music community...we’re always tryin’ to help each other! ”
Singer/songwriter Josh Kelley recently joined the Universal Music Group Nashville family signing with MCA Nashville in September of 2009. He is currently in the studio recording his first country album and is expected to release his debut single later this year. Kelley has experienced plenty of musical success with the release of his six previous studio albums; including the critically-acclaimed For The Ride Home which featured his top-5 hit "Amazing". He has appeared on Good Morning America, Regis & Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
Mercury Nashville singer/songwriter Randy Montana’s music clings to the rough edges of country with its compelling storytelling and vivid imagery combined with a raw but rocking guitar-driven sound. Montgomery Gentry has recorded a track he penned and Emmylou Harris harmonizes with him on a track for his eponymous debut, which is due out later this year and is being produced by Jay Joyce. Montana's debut single "Ain't Much Left Of Lovin' You" goes to radio March 8th and will be available for purchase on iTunes March 16th. Visit www.randymontana.com to hear it.
Lady Antebellum sold out back to back shows at the Ryman in a dizzying 15 minutes. They are currently nominated for a record seven Academy of Country Music Awards and will perform on the Late Show with David Letterman on Mon., March 8.
I find it quite ironic that Josh is opening for Lady A on their first headlining show when their first gig was opening for him!
CAN"T wait to see Josh, i met him backstage at the Opry the same time i met yall and he was sooooooo sweet! I've always wanted to see a performance of his:) and now i finally can!