It’s about to be a hot one as chill-Country superstar Brian Kelley lives out his SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND with the announce of his first-ever solo trek, MADE BY THE WATER TOUR, sailing this April. Presented by Boat Trader and his partners at Oyster City Brewing Co., the run will also feature special guests The Boat Boys.
“Y’all, I am beyond excited to announce my own tour,” shares Kelley. “Releasing my first album has been nothing short of a dream come true, and I can’t wait to bring these songs, along with some beach vibes, to the stage!”
After “making waves with his first solo project” as hailed by PEOPLE, the 11-date tour will bring Kelley’s signature “easy-going sound that combines surf and spurs,” according to Billboard, to the spotlight. Inspired by his wildly-popular debut album which American Songwriter deemed “some of the best modern country put to tape,” Kelley will launch in his home state on April 21 at the Daytona Beach Bandshell in Daytona Beach, FL, with stops in South Carolina, North Carolina, Louisiana, and more, before docking on May 19 at The Hall in Little Rock, AR.
Tickets to all dates are on sale to the general public this Friday (2/4) at 10 a.m. (local time) via officialbriankelley.com, with presale access available for newsletter subscribers beginning tomorrow (2/2) at 10 a.m. (local time) and social media followers on Thursday (2/3) at 10 a.m. (local time). Additionally, Spotify will give Kelley’s biggest fans on the platform early access beginning tomorrow (2/2) at 10 a.m. (local time).
Announced dates, cities, and venues of Brian Kelley’s MADE BY THE WATER TOUR:
21 | Daytona Beach, FL – Daytona Beach Bandshell
23 | Savannah, GA – Saddle Bags Savannah
28 | Isle of Palms, SC – The Windjammer
29 | Charlotte, NC – Coyote Joe’s
30 | Greenville, SC – Blind Horse Saloon
5 | Birmingham, AL – Iron City
6 | Fort Walton Beach, FL – The Block
7 | Baton Rouge, LA – Texas Club
13 | Tampa, FL – Dallas Bull
14 | Fort Myers, FL – The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon
19 | Little Rock, AR – The Hall
Further pushing his creative boundaries, Kelley’s production company CuzBro Productions, in partnership with Lively McCabe Entertainment (Executive Producer Michael Barra), are excited to welcome their highly anticipated Country musical “MAY WE ALL” to Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville, TN, this summer. Making its world premiere engagement on June 7 – July 17, full details for the “MAY WE ALL” performances can be found at TPAC.org
ABOUT BRIAN KELLEY:
Best known as the Florida half of the record-setting superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, Ormond Beach-native Brian Kelley is embarking on a sandy solo adventure with his MADE BY THE WATER TOUR this spring. Making a splash with debut album, SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND (Warner Music Nashville / Nashville South Records), the chill-Country champion is capturing his lifelong connection to the Florida coast. Co-writing and co-producing the project alongside Corey Crowder for an elevated version of his typical party-ready FGL energy, the set matches Kelley’s anything-goes ethos with a new sunshine-Country strut. It’s the latest piece of a creative empire which has already made Kelley and his FGL partner, Tyler Hubbard, one of the best-selling Country duos in history, and true business moguls. Alongside a chart-topping catalog that includes 2020’s LIFE ROLLS ON (BMLG Records), 19 career #1 hits, and being the only act to achieve two RIAA DIAMOND-certified singles in Country music history (“Cruise” and “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha), the pair maintain thriving business initiatives in addition like FGL House, meet + greet, Round Here Records, Tree Vibez Music, Old Camp Whiskey, and Wolf Moon Bourbon (with Jason Aldean), plus a reputation as electrifying, stadium-thrilling headline performers. Diversifying his enterprise, Kelley is also hands-on with projects like upcoming musical and feature film, both titled “MAY WE ALL,” with his production company CuzBro Productions; cult-favorite brand Tribe Kelley with wife Brittney; and a partnership with Oyster City Brewing Company.
ABOUT THE BOAT BOYS:
Nashville says it all begins with a song. For this songwriting team, The Boat Boys, it literally did. After being friends for years, these three songwriters finally got in a room to write their first song together and came out with a song called, “Same Boat.” Rian Ball, multi-genre producer and songwriter, co-wrote Jimmie Allen’s “Down Home”; had 2 K-Pop releases in 2021; and has had several indie Pop and Hip-Pop releases. Zack Dyer, Country artist and songwriter, co-wrote Tim McGraw’s “If I Were A Cowboy,” and has songs recorded by Jon Pardi and more. Dyer also released a new solo song recently, “Why Don’t We,” co-produced by The Boat Boys’ Holden James. Holden is a Rock artist and multi-genre producer and songwriter; has been touring the UK; and in 2021, continues to release high energy songs with thoughtful and provocative lyrics as you will find in his song “Mistress.” For these guys’ guys, the ideal day is a sunny day in a boat on a lake or at the beach, always with their favorite people. It wasn’t but a few months later and a trip to Puerto Rico, when they found themselves with several summer songs written together and a few written with such artists as Walker Hayes, Jimmie Allen and more. Their debut single, “Long Time No Sea” released with Filmore, is their largest streaming song to date.
ABOUT BOAT TRADER:
Boat Trader is the largest online boating marketplace in the United States, creating simple solutions for anyone looking to buy or sell a boat. Founded in 1991, Boat Trader expanded from a weekly classifieds publication found in local markets nationwide to an online marketplace in 1996 and now offers boat dealers and private party sellers comprehensive options for selling their boats online with ease. Boat Trader reaches more than 9 million online boat shoppers and delivers over 170,000 leads each month to its sellers. Boat Trader is based in Miami, FL, and is owned and operated by Boats Group. For more information and to experience the marine industry’s leading classifieds marketplace, visit www.boattrader.com or download the Boat Trader app.
ABOUT OYSTER CITY BREWING CO.:
Oyster City Brewing Company was founded in 2013 and opened our doors in 2014 in the historic town of Apalachicola, Florida. It all started with a few of us on the barstools of one of our favorite spots with the frequently asked question: “What’s your local beer?” Committed to serving our community and guided by the mission to improve our beer with every batch, we have created and produced delicious craft beer that people love and keeps them coming back for more! With three taprooms now, we are continuing to expand and grow our craft beer footprint across the southeast. To this day, we start each morning dedicated to making damn good beer that gives people a taste of our little slice of paradise with every sip.