‘Catch of the Day’ – Josh Kelley – “It’s Your Move” [VIDEO]
Today's spotlight falls on an incredibly talented artist with a great country music bloodline, the older brother of a member of one of the best country music trios of all time. He is also happens to be the husband of actress Kathryn Heigl, best known from the TV series Gray's Anatomy, but I am sure he would prefer to just let his own music do the talking.
Josh Kelley started his musical journey when he got his first guitar at age 11, forming his first band at age 13, which included younger brother Charles. Within a year the band, Inside Blue, released a a five song EP which caught the attention of, and led to a meeting with James Brown. During their high school years, the Kelley brothers formed a jazz trio which was Josh on bass, Charles on drums and Charles' future Lady Antebellum band mate Dave Heywood on guitar.
In 2001, Josh released his first solo album, an indy effort entitled Changing Faces, which caught the attention of Hollywood Records, who signed him in 2002. His first major label release, 2003's For The Ride Home, featured the single "Amazing" which climbed to #8 on the US Adult Contemporary charts. His 2005 follow-up album, Almost Honest, featured Kelley's second (and as of now last) top-10 hit, "Only You", which peaked at #9 on the A/C chart.
After a falling out with Hollywood Records following the release of Almost Honest, Kelley asked to be released from his contract with the label. He released his next album, Just Say The Word, on his own label, Threshold Records. The album and the two singles it produced failed to chart. His next three albums were released by DNK Records, and while 2008's Special Company, topped out at #7 on the US "Heat" chart, the albums met with little sales or single success.
In 2009, following in younger brother Charles' footsteps, Josh decided on a change of musical direction and signed with MCA Nashville Records. His first album, 2011's Georgia Clay, was a limited success, peaking at #16 on the country albums chart, and featured the title track, which peaked at #17 on the singles chart; a second single, "Mandolin Rain" failed to chart.
Kelley has been hard at work in his home studio, and is preparing for his second album, New Lane Road, scheduled to be released April 22nd. Today the spotlight falls on the lead single from the album; Josh Kelley and "It's Your Move" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you're going to want to hear it again.