Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley Looks Forward to ‘Really Small’ Thanksgiving
When Thanksgiving time rolls around, the world of country music begins to wind down for the year, giving all of the artists some much-needed time off from the road to spend with their family. Unfortunately, in the case of Charles Kelley and his Lady Antebellum bandmates, they just launched the first leg of their Own the Night Tour last week, so they won't have too much downtime during turkey day. Kelley, however, is making time for family and something else of major importance that happens on Thanksgiving.
"Football!" Kelley tells Taste of Country of his Thanksgiving traditions. "It’s always nice to have a football game on that day. I used to go up to the mountains every year. That’s where my dad’s from, and we have a huge Thanksgiving, but this year, since I’ll honestly be on the road the very next day, we’re going to do it at my house… something really small. Usually we have about 60 or 70 family members that come to our Thanksgiving."
So when he does find himself with rare weekends off while home in Nashville, what else does the star enjoy doing with his time? "When I’m at home, honestly, I sit on the couch, lay around," he smiles. "I’m pretty simple. We cook out some. I’m pretty chill. I’m one of those guys that likes to do a little chores. I like to wash the cars, clean out the pool … things like that. Domestic stuff!"
Next week, the Own the Night tour will make stops in Texas, Arizona and Nevada. Click here for a complete list of where the trek will be throughout the first and second leg of the tour.