PHOTO 1: AS PICTURED (L-R): BRIAN KELLEY AND MICHAEL MONK
PHOTO 2: BRIAN KELLEY WITH LOCAL VETERAN MICHAEL MONK AND
HIS FAMILY AT THE TRIBE KELLEY SURF POST IN GRAYTON BEACH, FL
“It was so special to have Michael [Monk] and his family join us. I felt honored to be able to dedicate ‘American Spirit’ to him and thank him for his 12 years of service,” shares Kelley. “You can look one time in Michael’s eyes and know he means what he says, and that nothing will ever shake what he stands for. He’s a great man, and I look forward to getting to know him more!”
Wholly embracing his Florida community, Kelley hosted this headline run – sponsored by local veteran-owned small business 30A Blaze – live from the backyard of the Tribe Kelley Surf Post. Named among Southern Living’s 15 Best Things To Do in Grayton Beach, Florida list, the Tribe Kelley Surf Post is run by Kelley and his wife Brittney, and is fully stocked with the brand. He also recently released an anthemic homage to his hometown with footage from the annual Grayton Beach Parade on Independence Day as the official “American Spirit” music video, directed by Ben Christensen. Watch as the freedom-flying clips bring to life the tried-and-true lyrics of Kelley’s first solo release for Big Machine Records. He produced the track alongside Jake Rose, also both serving as co-writers with Blake Redferrin and Canaan Smith.
Tomorrow (7/22), the former college baseball player will amp the “American Spirit” ahead of the Los Angeles Angels vs. Atlanta Braves game. Headlining the CMT Hot Prospects summer concert series at The Battery Atlanta, Kelley will perform a FREE pregame concert for fans of the 2021 World Series champions on the Georgia Power Pavilion stage. Kelley will also reprise his appearance at the top of the game inside Truist Park. Tickets and additional details can be found here
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 Big Machine Records. With “American Spirit” as his first solo release, the patriotic anthem offers a tribute to one of the nation’s sacred symbols and brave defenders who honor it with their service. This marks new music for the history-making artist-songwriter who debuted solo effort SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND in 2021, and made a splash with sold-out audiences on his MADE BY THE WATER TOUR, as the chill-Country champion captures 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 boasting 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 like FGL House, plus a reputation as electrifying, stadium-thrilling headline performers. Diversifying his enterprise, Kelley is also hands-on with projects like MAY WE ALL: A NEW COUNTRY MUSICAL with his production company CuzBro Productions, and a partnership with Oyster City Brewing Company. In addition, his collaborations with wife Brittney include cult-favorite brand Tribe Kelley and limited NFT collection, Chill Cowboy Country Club (CCCC).
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