BREAKING: Lady A Suddenly Postpones Fall Tour To Support Charles Kelley’s ‘Journey To Sobriety’
Lady A will no longer be hitting the road on their Request Line Tour in an effort to support Charles…
Lady A; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Lady A will no longer be hitting the road on their Request Line Tour in an effort to support Charles Kelley’s new sober lifestyle.
The award-winning country music trio, composed of Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood, took to social media on Thursday morning (Aug. 4) to share the unfortunate tour postponement with fans.
“We have decided to postpone our Request Line Tour until next year,” the group said in a statement collectively. ”Being on the road with our fans is our greatest joy, so it was a hard but important decision to make.”
The “Summer State Of Mind” singers will take this time to focus on their families as Kelley works to become sober.
“We are a band, but more importantly…we’re family,” Lady A shared. ”We’re proud to say that Charles has embarked on a journey to sobriety. So, right now in order to be the healthiest, strongest and most creative band we can be, Lady A will take the time with the support of our families and team of professionals to walk through this together.”
Lady A went on to graciously thank fans for their kindness and understanding.
”It’s early on this road, but we are determined to do what will best set us up for many more years together. We’re grateful for your patience,” the three-time CMA Vocal Group Of The Year winners added.
Fans who purchased tickets can reach out to their point of purchase for new ticket information as well as refunds if they can no longer make it.
“We’re looking forward to making 2023 our best year yet!” Lady A concluded.
The 21-date Request Line Tour, which was slated to kick off with back-to-back nights at Nashville’s The Ryman on Aug. 13, also featured support from Dave Barnes.
Lady A is a five-time GRAMMY-winning trio. Formed in 2006, the group is best known for hits such as “Need You Now,” “American Honey,” “Bartender,” “I Run To You,” and more.
To date, Lady A has earned 11 No.1 singles, sold 18 million albums, 34 million tracks, and raked in five billion digital streams.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.