has enjoyed a prolific career since debuting in 2001 with the independently released Changing Faces. After signing with Hollywood Records, the Georgia native scored an adult Top 40 hit in 2003 with the single "Amazing" from his label debut,
's soulful pop sound resonated with fans of established adult pop artists like Jason Mraz and
. His 2005 follow-up,
, landed atop Billboard's Heatseekers Chart and yielded another Top 40 hit with "Only You."
Leaving his contract with Hollywood, Kelley
self-produced 2006's Just Say the Word
, which he released on his own label, then called Threshold Records (later renamed DNK). Not long after Just Say the Word
's release, Josh's younger brother, Charles Kelley, began earning his own fans as a member of popular country trio Lady Antebellum. Josh's soulful pop continued flying just under the radar in 2008, as he released three new albums: Special Company, the digital-only Backwoods, and the Target exclusive To Remember.
Crossing over from the pop world, Kelley
embraced his Southern roots, signing a deal with MCA Nashville in 2009. Georgia Clay, his seventh solo effort and first country album, was released in 2011, faring well at number 16 on Billboard's country chart and entering the pop chart as well. The album's title track was co-written by his brother Charles. He returned in 2016, this time on Americana label Sugar Hill Records, with the self-produced New Lane Road. Bridging the gap between his pop and country styles, the album was recorded and almost entirely performed by Kelley
at his home studio in Utah.