(CNN) — Lady A has postponed their upcoming tour as band member Charles Kelley begins “a journey to sobriety,” according to a statement released by the country group.

Hillary Scott, Dave Haywood and Kelley said in a statement on social media that the decision to push their Request Line Tour to next year was “hard but important.”

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⁣⁣⁣”We are a band, but more importantly…we’re family,” the statement said. “We’re proud to say that Charles has embarked on a journey to sobriety. So, right now in order to be the healthiest, strongest and most creative band we can be, Lady A will take the time with the support of our families and team of professionals to walk through this together. It’s early on this road, but we are determined to do what will best set us up for many more years together. We’re grateful for your patience.”

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The group concluded the statement with, ⁣⁣”This update is coming in real time, but in the coming days, your point of purchase will be in touch with new ticket information. We’re looking forward to making 2023 our best year yet!⁣⁣”

Lady A’s next scheduled date was on August 20 in Memphis, according to the band’s website.

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