Wednesday, October 16, 2019
– Plans are taking shape for a musical, "May We All," with Florida Georgia Line's Brian Kelley involved.
The musical, which is named after the FGL song, is slated to staged sometime in the fall of 2020 in Memphis.
Lively McCabe Entertainment partnered with Kelley via his CuzBro Productions banner. Kelley and partners Stephen Snedden and Justin Halliwell join previously announced producers, Lively McCabe Entertainment President Michael Barra, and Elyse Cogan, Director, Theatrical for BMG.
"I love building, love creating, love being surrounded by an amazing team and have found endless inspiration in the fact that I can use my voice in any interest that I have," Kelley said. "Forming CuzBro, and our new partnership with Lively McCabe, gives me a fresh and exciting creative channel. I couldn't be more thrilled to have this musical feature the songs of so many of my buddies and artists who've inspired me. Can't wait to bring this project to the stage and beyond."
CuzBro will be actively involved in the creative development of the project, and a developmental production will be staged in Memphis, Tennessee at Playhouse on the Square. The producers are simultaneously pursuing a feature film adaptation of the musical.
Plans are for a world premiere as a residency in Nashville for 2021.
"May We All" features a book by Troy Britton Johnson and Todd Johnson, arrangements and orchestrations by Brian Usifer, and country songs written by or originally performed by artists including Florida Georgia Line as well as Jessica Andrews, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Johnny Cash, Kenny Chesney, John Denver, Diamond Rio, Dixie Chicks, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Loretta Lynn, Jo Dee Messina, Ashley McBride, Tim McGraw, Jennifer Nettles, Old Dominion, Dolly Parton, Carly Pearce, Rascal Flatts, Chris Stapleton, Shania Twain, Conway Twitty, Tammy Wynette and Zac Brown Band.
The musical is a story of disappearing small-town America as seen through the hopeful eyes of its youth. Jenna Coates, a fledgling country singer, reluctantly comes home after a rough start in Nashville, ultimately to discover that her roots may take her a lot further than her dreams.