On July 15, 2008, Josh released another album called Backwoods.
Josh began collecting equipment for his studio when he was 10 years old.
Josh wrote his song "Amazing" when he was a sophomore in college.
Josh says that the weirdest place he has ever written lyrics is on the shoulder of his ex-girlfriend with a sharpie.
In October of 2006, Josh's tour bus slid on a patch of ice on the way from North Dakota to New York causing it to roll five to seven times. Fortunately, no one was killed.
Josh is the co-founder of DNK Records. Besides himself, singer and songwriter Alexa Wilkinson is signed to the label.
Josh sang the song "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" on a Queen tribute album.
Off of Josh's album Special Company, his favorite song is "Two Cups of Coffee".
Josh and Katherine met during the shoot of the video for the song "Only You" where they both starred in.
Featured Music in TV Shows:
"Opposite of Me" - 1-14:Valentine's Day Massacre of Brothers & Sisters
"Cain and Able" - 6-7:Rage of Smallville
"Almost Honest" - 5-16:Hypnotic of Smallville
"Amazing" - 2-18:Truth Takes Time of Alias
"Amazing" - 3-7:Magnetic of Smallville
"Everybody Wants You" - 1-13:Hanging By A Moment of One Tree Hill
"Grey Skies" - 3-23: Just Be Careful of The Hills
Featured Music in Movies:
"You Are A Part of Everything" - Candles in the Bay Street
"To Make You Feel My Love" - A Cinderella Story
"You are the Woman" - Herbie: Fully Loaded
"Everybody Wants You" - The Prince and Me
"Lover Come Up" - My Super Ex-Girlfriend
"Sunset Lover" - John Tucker Must Die
"Feels Like Home" - Brother Bear II
"Unfair" - 27 Dresses
If he was not a singer-musician, Josh would want to be a graphic designer. He has designed some of the covers of his albums. He has also designed shirts and has done a bunch of paintings.
Josh plays 14 instruments. He thinks the ones he's really good at are drums, guitar, bass, piano and harmonica. He thinks that the hardest instrument to learn how to play was the banjo.
If he could be a superhero, Josh would want to be Superman just for the fact that he could fly.
When Josh was just starting out, he used to spam messages saying "If you like James Taylor, try this kid out, his name is Josh Kelley."
Josh is a supporter of file-sharing applications (i.e. Napster) for independent artists who struggle to find an audience.
When Josh was nine, he used to make a drum kit out of his mom's pots and pans. His mom got so frustrated that she bought him a drum set.
Josh stands six feet two inches tall.
Josh has a brother, Charles, who has released two albums of his own -- 2 and 9s and I Could Stay. He has a group called Lady Antebellum.
Josh attended the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi on a golf scholarship. He is an alumni of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
Josh: If I'm not writing, I'm thinking about writing. It's my free drug.
Josh: (on why he chose music as a career) That's never been an easy question to answer. Music sort of chose me. I think that you gravitate toward things that you're supposed to do with your life. Music came easy to me and I've never tired of creating it or singing it.
Josh: (on his album "Special Company") It's about the whole emotional roller-coaster you go through before making the ultimate commitment of sharing your life with someone for the rest of your life. It was almost like free therapy.
Josh: I think the old-school 70s style music is coming back. That's because people are in more control of their careers than they were. In the 70s, people were in control of their careers. They were in control of melodies and it wasn't tainted. I think it's just a simple fact that things just come around full circle.
Josh: (on doing everything on his own for the album "Almost Honest") It's a very rewarding feeling. It's like you're Willie Wonka in the factory and an everlasting gobstopper comes out. You kind of feel like a madman but it's so rewarding.
Josh: Now, here I am, I'm actually a better entertainer than I ever thought I could be. Exactly where I want to be as far as captivating people.
Josh: TV is the new radio to me. It's how you can get your name out there.
Josh: People love lyrics and they love – I call them ear worms, when you put on your headphones and the production is really warm and spongy and the melodies and the harmony just create sort of an ear worm.
Josh: When you take on something of your own, you've got to be humble enough to start from the ground up. Everything that comes in, you're just like so glad things are happening.
Josh: People will say that you can never stretch yourself too far, but I think that's ridiculous. There is a certain point in stretching yourself creatively where you lose the reason you got into it in the first place.
Josh: I realized that our modern culture is hypnotized by the consumption of simple pop culture pleasures.