Kelley Lovelace

John Kelley Lovelace is an American songwriter known mainly for his work with country music artist Brad Paisley. He has written several of Paisley's singles, including the number 1 hits "He Didn't Have to Be" (Paisley's first number 1[2]), "The World", "Ticks", "Online", "I'm Still a Guy", "Start a Band", "Water", and "Remind Me". He has also written Top 10 singles for Joe Nichols, Jason Aldean, Terri Clark, and Carrie Underwood. In 2010, he received an ASCAP award for "Water".[3]

Kelley Lovelace
Birth nameJohn Kelley Lovelace
BornPaducah, Kentucky[1]
OriginNashville, Tennessee
Years active1999–present
Associated actsBrad Paisley

Lovelace is an alumnus of Hixson High School[4][5] in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Belmont University in Nashville.[1] Lovelace also played football for Hixson High.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Introducing Kelley Lovelace". Bethel Bible Village. Archived from the original on 1 February 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  2. ^ Flippo, Chet (11 December 1999). "Paisley 'Didn't Have to Be' No. 1, But Is; DreamWorks Buys Texas Wedge Copyrights". Billboard: 56.
  3. ^ Morris, Edward (29 October 2010). "Brad Paisley, Kelley Lovelace and Chris DuBois Honored for "Water"". Country Music Television. Retrieved 4 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Hixson High Centennial". 29 March 2009. Archived from the original on 29 March 2009. Retrieved 26 June 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Curtain Call: The hits keep coming for Kelley Lovelace". Retrieved 26 June 2017.
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