Charles Kelley: ‘Total dream’ having Stevie Nicks on album

Charles Kelley achieved a personal dream when he was joined in the studio by Fleetwood Mac alum Stevie Nicks.

“I first connected with Stevie when Lady Antebellum did (the TV show) ‘CMT Crossroads’ with her,” Kelley says. “We hit it off musically and stayed in touch.”

Kelley asked if she’d like to join him on a version of the Tom Petty song “Southern Accents.” As fate would have it, Nicks is a major Petty fan and immediately agreed to participate. Her beautifully weathered tone is an earthy fit for the number and recalls the sound of country legend Emmylou Harris.

“It was a total dream of mine to have my voice on an album with Stevie Nicks,” Kelley says. “This was definitely my geek-out moment on the record. ”

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