Charles Kelley Sings ‘Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)’ at the 2015 CMA Country Christmas [WATCH]
Kelley brought sophisticated flair to the 1960s hit by wearing a classy, black velvet suit jacket while performing on a simple stage. As Kelley sang the Christmas tune, he walked -- sometimes with a little jump -- across the stage in front of red and white vertical lights that changed with the music. He was accompanied by a handful of backup singers, who added a rich tone to the song, and towards the end of his performance, viewers could really tell that Kelley was feeling it.
Kelley, one-third of Lady Antebellum, has been working on a solo project while the trio takes a short break. He recently released "The Driver" as his first solo single; the tune also features Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay.
“[It’s] maybe a little bit more like California country. It’s not very pop; a little more Eagles. I don’t know the right word,” Kelley explains to The Boot of his upcoming record. “There’s not three voices, so it’s already going to be a little edgier, because it’s not as pretty with all the three-part harmonies.
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