“I wrote ‘Busy Making Memories’ on January 1, sitting in my morning coffee chair watching my kids bounce, spin and play around me, and the music just happened. It was as if someone else was writing it through me,” he says. “I have voice notes on my phone as proof of the creative process, but still it felt like I wasnʼt in control. It was truly a wild experience that, to this day, I have a hard time wrapping my head around. I went to the studio and started producing, and it was an effortless process. I wish all of them could be that way.”
Since the release of his last album of original material, 2016’s New Lane Road, Josh and his wife welcomed their third child; within his new batch of songs, Kelley paints a picture of a man who has found his place in life nestled deep into the small mountain town they call home.
“My family brings me so much joy,” he says. “For the most part, family is what connects every song on this album -– my every day with my wife. Watching my kids grow up is just amazing and inspiring.”
Josh creates most of his music in a barn on his property that he’s converted into a studio.