On Sunday, April 3, Charles Kelley flew solo during his performance at the 51st annual ACM Awards, but the singer was far from lonely.

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Kept company by a couple of sultry back-up dancers, Charles belted out the lyrics to his new single, “Lonely Girl.” While we’re used to watching the 34-year-old tall, blonde share the spotlight with the rest of the Lady Antebellum trio, we could tell he had no problem owning his moment.

Charles had so much fun moving around on the blue and red lit up stage that he broke a sweat. Clad in a loose-fitting, retro-styled shirt with yellow prints, he even took a moment to serenade two female audience members.

Co-penned by Chris Stapleton and Jesse Frasure, “Lonely Girl” touts the story about a guy who waits for the perfect time to make a move on his crush. The song is the second single off of Charles’ debut solo album “The Driver.” The album, which was released on Feb. 5, 2016, is home to nine tracks.

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On April 9, 2016, Charles will embark on his tour in support of his solo project.

Charles Kelley leaves his Lady Antebellum days behind him with this first-ever solo ACM performance Billboard/CBS
Nashville-based writer and Rare Country contributor Melinda Lorge has always been passionate about country music. Follow her @MelindaLorge and join the conversation @RareCountry.
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