Forget Making a Murderer and True Detective. There’s a new case grabbing the public’s attention, and it has left many wondering one thing: Who is Charles Kelley?
While some artists have a hard time finding a solo identity and name recognition after achieving phenomenal success in a group, Kelley may have uncovered the secret to success by posting a hilarious video based on a fictional police investigation.
To make the video more realistic, Kelley even enlisted the services of Bob Mueller, a longtime news anchor on WKRN-TV/Nashville.
In the video Kelley posted to his YouTube channel, a law officer is on the case to answer the million dollar question. Darius Rucker, Eric Paslay, Hunter Hayes and Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild and Jimi Westbrook were brought in for questioning, but the police detective was still having trouble identifying “The Driver.”
And then the investigator had his “aha moment” when he heard a familiar and beloved voice coming through the radio under a different name. It was the unmistakable voice of Charles Kelley — or, as the video puts it, “the tall guy from Lady Antebellum.”
Kelley’s solo album The Driver will be released Friday (Feb. 5). Check out the video for the title track featuring Paslay and Dierks Bentley.