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Brian Kelley chats with 650 WSM / Opry announcer Kelly Sutton post-performance
Introducing his “Beach Cowboy” way of life to the Grand Ole Opry, DIAMOND-selling superstar Brian Kelley brought the beach to Nashville, TN, during his solo debut last night (10/19).
“I’m on cloud nine. Those three songs flew by in the blink of an eye, and I wish I could stay here all night and play,” shared Kelley backstage. “It was a dream come true standing in that circle and extra special to have my parents in the audience tonight. I’m definitely humbled by this huge honor and already can’t wait to come back. I’ll be here whenever the Opry will have me.”
With American Songwriter hailing, “Kelley is on his game, delivering some of the best modern country put to tape,” after his previously released SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND, the Ormond Beach, FL-native performed three songs from the breakout project to the packed house. Showcasing his “easy-going sound that combines surf and spurs” according to Billboard, Kelley included “Boat Names,” which was written in honor of his wife Brittney, and had hands raised in the air for a spirited “Sunday Service In The Sand.”
Returning to Florida this week for the last batch of shows of his SURF POST SESSIONS’ SECOND WAVE OF SUMMER residency, limited tickets are available here. Hosted in the backyard of the Tribe Kelley Surf Post in Grayton Beach, FL, Kelley will wrap his 20-date run in costume with a Halloween bash on October 31.
ABOUT BRIAN KELLEY:
DIAMOND-selling superstar Brian Kelley is marking a new era with his patriotic salute, “American Spirit,” as his first solo release with Big Machine Records. Currently hosting a 20-date SURF POST SESSIONS’ SECOND WAVE OF SUMMER residency at Tribe Kelley Surf Post in Grayton Beach, FL – owned by the Ormond Beach native and his wife Brittney – he’s in the studio working on new music as well. Last making waves with SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND, which American Songwriter hailed, “It’s clear that Kelley is on his game, delivering some of the best modern country put to tape,” he also sold out audiences on his headline MADE BY THE WATER TOUR. First known as the Florida half of the GRAMMY-nominated Florida Georgia Line, the ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award recipients have garnered 19 career #1 hits and are the first and only act to achieve two RIAA DIAMOND-certified singles in Country music history (11X PLATINUM #1s: “Cruise” and “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha). Notching 13.9+ billion global streams, selling more than 40 million tracks and 4.8 million albums worldwide, plus playing to over 4 million fans spanning massive arena and stadium headline tours, FGL has been honored by AMA, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Music Awards, with their Florida Georgia Line: Mix It Up Strong exhibit open through 2023 at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Further diversifying his thriving enterprise, Kelley spearheads creative 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 Brittney include cult-favorite brand Tribe Kelley and limited NFT collection, Chill Cowboy Country Club (CCCC).