Charles Kelley says he's 'grateful' for family time amid sobriety journey

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Lady A singer and guitarist Charles Kelley recently thanked fans for their support on his journey to sobriety.

Earlier this month, Lady A announced that the band would be postponing their Request Line Tour, originally set to begin Aug. 13, until 2023 while Kelley focused on his recovery. Now, the singer has broken his silence following the announcement, saying that fans' encouragement has lifted his spirits.

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"Y'alls kind words have meant the world to me and really lifted me up over the past few weeks," he wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of himself and his wife Cassie at the beach with their 6-year-old son Ward.

"I can't wait to get back on the road with Lady A next year," he continued. "Getting on that stage and being able to see, hear and feel everything through a clearer lens is going to be a gift that I won't take for granted. I'm grateful for this time to focus on my family and my health.⁣"

Kelley received love from the country music community in the comments, including bandmate Hillary Scott, Shane McAnally, Carly Pearce, Russell Dickerson and more.

Lady A -- which also includes Scott and Dave Haywood -- first shared news of of the tour's postponement and Kelley's recovery in an Instagram post on Aug. 4.

"We have decided to postpone our Request Line Tour until next year. Being on the road with our fans is our greatest joy, so it was a hard but important decision to make," they wrote. "We are a band, but more importantly…we're family. We're proud to say that Charles has embarked on a journey to sobriety."

"So, right now 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," they continued. "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.⁣⁣"

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