Charles Kelley’s new solo album Driver out Feb 5

Charles Kelley Driver album coverLady Antebellum singer Charles Kelley’s new solo album Driver will be released on Friday, February 5. The album will feature a cover of Tom Petty’s “Southern Accents,” with backing vocals from Stevie Nicks.
Driver is available for preorder now on Amazon and iTunes.

Coverage

Charles Kelley’s friends help out in studio and onstage (CMT)

VIDEO: Hilary Duff covers ‘Little Lies’

Hilary Duff has covered Fleetwood Mac’s 1987 Top 10 hit “Little Lies” for her TV Land show Younger. In the interview posted below, Duff mentions that “Fleetwood Mac is seriously one of [her] favorite bands of all time.” Duff’s rendition transforms the song into dance pop and will be featured in the upcoming TV promos for the show.

Co-written by keyboardist Christine McVie, “Little Lies,” from Fleetwood Mac’s glossy pop album Tango in the Night, reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 back in August 1987. Fleetwood Mac revived the lost track onstage during its On With the Show Tour, with McVie’s return to the band.

The second season of Younger kicks off on January 13.

Little Lies covered by Hilary Duff

Behind the Scenes

Lady A’s Charles Kelley, Stevie Nicks to cover Tom Petty

Stevie Nicks will be adding harmony vocals to the Lady Antebellum singer’s cover of Tom Petty’s ‘Southern Accents.’

On Wednesday, Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley announced at a private music industry event in Nashville that he would be recording a new version of Tom Petty’s “Southern Accents” (from Petty’s 1985 album of the same name) with Stevie Nicks on harmony vocals. Kelley will head into the studio to record his first solo album after Lady Antebellum wraps up their Wheels Up Tour.

According to Billboard, Kelley said the lyrics of the song reminded him of his father, who sold Bibles to pay his way through medical school.

No release date information for Kelley’s solo album has been announced.

Lady Antebellum wrap up shows with ‘Landslide’ encore

The country trio continues to pay respect, tribute at shows for the music of Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac

Lady Antebellum have been closing their summer shows with Fleetwood Mac’s classic “Landslide.” The band, which is currently in the middle of the Wheels Up Tour with special guest Hunter Hayes, added the perennial favorite as an encore to their set in June. From the videos below, it’s clear that their rendition has been a good-old-fashioned-sing-along session with audiences.

Stevie Nicks has shared a special bond with the country trio ever since they collaborated on CMT Crossroads in 2013. In 2014, the two powerhouse acts found themselves together once again, first with Stevie adding her vocals to a special rerecorded version of the band’s 2013 song “Golden” and then Lady Antebellum turning up on Stevie’s “Blue Water” from 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault.

Here are two recent performances of “Landslide” from the band’s June 2 concert in Irvine, California and July 29 pre-show acoustic performance in West Valley City, near Salt Lake City. (Get ready to bust out the tissues!)

Irvine, CA (June 27, 2015)

Pre-show Acoustic Performance (July 29, 2015)

 

Ryan Beatty covers ‘Dreams’

Up-and-coming recording artist Ryan Beatty has covered Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 #1 single “Dreams.” Beatty’s offers a stripped down, soulful rendition of the Stevie Nicks-penned classic. Have a listen below: