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Kelley & Heigl planning their Utah summer

Published June 25, 2012 10:16 am

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If you're in the Midway, Utah, area this summer, there's a chance you could run into someone famous at the supermarket: Musician Josh Kelley or his wife, actress Katherine Heigl.

The celebrity couple and their daughters are relocating to their Utah ranch this summer, according to the website Taste of Country, so Kelley can work on his music.

"I rented a U-Haul and took my whole H-D rig studio all the way up here," Kelley told Taste of Country.

Both Kelley and Heigl claim a connection to Utah. The singer used to visit when he was a kid, and the romantic-comedy star filmed a TV movie, "Wish Upon a Star" (1996), in Utah when she was 17. The couple got married in Utah four years ago.

"Once you spend a summer here, you realize it's probably the best kept secret on the planet. If it's a secret, it's not anymore," Kelley said with a laugh. "It's just beautiful. It never gets humid. It's not a humid place. It gets hot though, so you can have some really great summers."

Kelley said he would have some Nashville songwriters up to visit, "to do some writing and some fly fishing and some horseback riding and chillin' and some drinkin' — in no particular order."