Lady A announces they’re postponing tour amid guitarist Charles Kelley’s ‘sobriety journey’

Lady A announces they’re postponing tour amid guitarist Charles Kelley’s ‘sobriety journey’… the SAME day they release song Told You I Could Drink

  • The five-time Grammy-winning country trio are postponing their 21-date Request Line Tour until next year
  • Lady A were originally scheduled to kick it off August 13-14 in Nashville
  • Charles wrote of their new song Told You I Could Drink: ‘Ironic since I stopped drinking haha’

On Thursday, five-time Grammy-winning country trio Lady A announced they’re postponing their 21-date Request Line Tour until next year.

The band formerly known as Lady Antebellum made the ‘hard but important decision’ due to singer-guitarist Charles Kelley’s ‘journey to sobriety.’

‘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 – who boasts 17.9M social media followers – said in a statement.

'We're grateful for your patience': On Thursday, five-time Grammy-winning country trio Lady A announced they're postponing their 21-date Request Line Tour until next year (pictured June 25)

‘We’re grateful for your patience’: On Thursday, five-time Grammy-winning country trio Lady A announced they’re postponing their 21-date Request Line Tour until next year (pictured June 25)

Alcoholism: The band formerly known as Lady Antebellum made the 'hard but important decision' due to singer-guitarist Charles Kelley's 'journey to sobriety' (pictured June 25)

Alcoholism: The band formerly known as Lady Antebellum made the ‘hard but important decision’ due to singer-guitarist Charles Kelley’s ‘journey to sobriety’ (pictured June 25)

‘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. This update is coming in real time, but in the coming days, your point of purchase will be in touch with new ticket information. We’re looking forward to making 2023 our best year yet!’

Charles, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood were originally scheduled to kick off their Request Line Tour August 13-14 at Ryman Auditorium in their native Nashville.

Ironically, the Summer State of Mind stars made the announcement the same day Breland is set to release his new single Told You I Could Drink featuring them.

Lady A said in a statement: '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. It's early on this road, but we are determined to do what will best set us up for many more years together'

Lady A said in a statement: ‘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. 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 looking forward to making 2023 our best year yet!' Charles, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood were originally scheduled to kick off their Request Line Tour August 13-14 at Ryman Auditorium in their native Nashville (pictured June 12)

‘We’re looking forward to making 2023 our best year yet!’ Charles, Hillary Scott, and Dave Haywood were originally scheduled to kick off their Request Line Tour August 13-14 at Ryman Auditorium in their native Nashville (pictured June 12)

Dropping at 11pm CST! Ironically, the Summer State of Mind stars made the announcement the same day Breland is set to release his new single Told You I Could Drink featuring them

Dropping at 11pm CST! Ironically, the Summer State of Mind stars made the announcement the same day Breland is set to release his new single Told You I Could Drink featuring them

'"Could" in the title is past tense anyway': The Georgia-born 40-year-old wrote on Monday of Told You I Could Drink, 'Ironic since I stopped drinking haha'

‘”Could” in the title is past tense anyway’: The Georgia-born 40-year-old wrote on Monday of Told You I Could Drink, ‘Ironic since I stopped drinking haha’

‘Ironic since I stopped drinking haha,’ the Georgia-born 40-year-old wrote on Monday of Told You I Could Drink.

Luckily, Kelley has the support of his wife of 13 years – Cassie McConnell – with whom he has six-year-old son Ward.

The avid golfer is the younger brother of singer Josh Kelley, who’s married to Emmy-winning actress Katherine Heigl.

May 29 family portrait: Luckily, Kelley has the support of his wife of 13 years - Cassie McConnell - with whom he has six-year-old son Ward

May 29 family portrait: Luckily, Kelley has the support of his wife of 13 years – Cassie McConnell – with whom he has six-year-old son Ward

Musical duo: The avid golfer is the younger brother of singer Josh Kelley (R, pictured in 2016), who's married to Emmy-winning actress Katherine Heigl

Musical duo: The avid golfer is the younger brother of singer Josh Kelley (R, pictured in 2016), who’s married to Emmy-winning actress Katherine Heigl

On January 31, the band reached a confidential settlement with blues/soul songstress Anita White, who had been performing as Lady A for over 20 years.

In 2020, Lady Antebellum announced their name change (after 14 years) just as the Black Lives Matter movement gained global momentum following protests of the Minneapolis Police killing of George Floyd.

The ‘antebellum south’ describes a period in Southern United States history between 1830-1860, when African-Americans were enslaved by aristocrats.

2020 Zoom discussion: On January 31, the band reached a confidential settlement with blues/soul songstress Anita White (B-L), who had been performing as Lady A for over 20 years

2020 Zoom discussion: On January 31, the band reached a confidential settlement with blues/soul songstress Anita White (B-L), who had been performing as Lady A for over 20 years

Slavery reference: In 2020, Lady Antebellum announced their name change (after 14 years) just as the Black Lives Matter movement gained global momentum following protests of the Minneapolis Police killing of George Floyd

Slavery reference: In 2020, Lady Antebellum announced their name change (after 14 years) just as the Black Lives Matter movement gained global momentum following protests of the Minneapolis Police killing of George Floyd

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