Wednesday, June 15, 2022
– Brian Kelley is returning to Big Machine Label Group for the release of his future solo projects after putting out his debut solo disc on Warner last year.
Kelley, one half of Florida Georgia Line, will debut "American Spirit" on July 1. "Everyone at Big Machine gives a giant and warm welcome-back to Brian Kelley," said label head Scott Borchetta. "Our results together are historic, and we look forward to building on this incredible foundation as BK enters an extremely creative season with us."
"It feels good to be home at Big Machine with Scott Borchetta and the team," said Kelley. "Their work ethic, heart, creativity, and commitment to winning is what led me back. We've worked so well together on many successful projects in the past, and I couldn't be more excited about this next chapter. I'm grateful for this opportunity and honored to collaborate with Scott again. Off to the races."
Kelley produced and wrote "American Spirit" alongside Jake Rose with Blake Redferrin and Canaan Smith also credited as songwriters. Mixing Country twang vocals over contemporary tracks, the patriotic lyrics include:
Oh, in every big city in all the small towns
Hats come off when the flags come out
Every mom-and-pop shop is flyin' 'em proud
Because you can't take down
American spirit, that red, white and blue
It's flyin' for freedom for me and for you
It's what I believe in, this country I love
That American spirit runs in our blood
Kelley released "Sunshine State of Mine" in 2021 and went on tour as well.
Kelley took the stage tonight during opening night of "May We All: A New Country Musical," playing the rotating role of "Bailey Stone" at Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. Also serving as a producer under his production company CuzBro Productions, the world premiere engagement runs now through July 17.