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Lady Antebellum almost lost founding member Charles Kelley just before the trio started working on their latest Ocean album a few years ago.

The trio has always been very candid about the fact that they went through some challenging times and difficult conversations a couple of years ago.

Charles Kelley did a lot of soul searching, and he admits that he considered quitting the band. He told us, “I know I hit a moment and I remember Cassie, my wife, saying, ‘This is Charles. He’s having his little moment, but we need to help him get through this and move on.’ And it’s like, if they had not been like that, if [Hillary and Dave] had been a little bit more like, ‘Well alright, well screw him,’ who knows where it would have been.”

Kelley added, “We definitely had a couple moments but I think that’s the one thing, that we’ve surrounded ourselves with such good people and our team. It’s like, no one was gonna let us give up on this. And I think that’s what’s really great. I just feel like now we’ve kind of opened up this door of like, let’s just never let anything fester ever again and I think it’s going to, hopefully, push us through.”