Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley + Brothers Host Golf Tournament, Concert for Charity
The tournament took place at Champion's Retreat in Evans, Ga., outside of Kelley's hometown of Augusta. Special guests included Jake Owen, Kip Moore, the Swon Brothers, retired NFL player Sterling Sharpe and golfers Jim Furyk and Kevin Kisner. Fellow Lady A members Hillary Scott and Dave Haywood were also on-hand to help out at the event.
"One of our first shows we've ever played was in Augusta at this really small venue. This has been a part of our story all along. We've tried to play in Augusta and in the state of Georgia throughout our career," Scott tells WJBF.com.
The Kelley Brothers & Friends set out to raise money for a number of charitable organizations, including the Jason Debus Heigl Foundation, which aims to end the use of animal kill shelters in the U.S.; the John W. Kelley, M.D., Cardiovascular Endowment, which is named for the brothers' father and helps fund training for cardiac and vascular students at a local hospital; the LadyAID Fund and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
"My dad was actually a cardiologist for 30-40 years here in Augusta," Charles Kelley says. "To be able to give back is a big deal for us."