FGL's Kelley is in the "Sunshine State of Mind"
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FGL's Kelley is in the "Sunshine State of Mind"

Friday, June 11, 2021 – Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line will make his album debut with "Sunshine State of Mind" (Warner Music Nashville / Nashville South Records, Inc.), one June 25.

"They say write what you know, and this is the first time I really wrote for me. These songs are my babies, y'all," said Kelley. "This project came from a real place – my experiences as a kid in Florida, getting away and finally moving back – and it's just been a very life-giving thing for me. I hope fans get to know a little more about me, hear my voice, and that 'Sunshine State of Mind' takes you on a dreamlike vacation as soon as you hit play. Welcome to Season One."

Kelley introduced his solo music with "BK's Wave Pack EP," which contained four songs.

The track list is:
1. "Boat Names" (Brian Kelley, Parker Welling, Casey Brown)
2. "Made By The Water" (Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Randy Montana)
3. "Sunburnt" (Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Blake Redferrin)
4. "Highway On The Water" (Brian Kelley, Blake Redferrin, Jake Rose)
5. "Real Good Day" (Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Chase McGill)
6. "Party On The Beach" (Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Blake Redferrin, Canaan Smith)
7. "Don't Take Much" (Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Canaan Smith)
8. "Fish All Day" (Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Blake Redferrin, Canaan Smith)
9. "Boat Ride" (Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Canaan Smith)
10. "Beach Cowboy" (Brian Kelley, Blake Redferrin, Jake Rose) *
11. "By Boat" (Brian Kelley, Jimmy Robbins, Nicolle Galyon)
12. "Songs For You" (Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Blake Redferrin)
13. "Say The Word" (Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Chris Loocke, Blake Redferrin, Joe Clemmons) +
14. "Horses On The Beach" (Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Blake Redferrin, Jake Rose)
15. "Savannah" (Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Blake Redferrin, Canaan Smith)
16. "Sunday Service In The Sand" (Brian Kelley, Blake Redferrin, Canaan Smith, Jake Rose)
17. "Florida Boy Forever" (Brian Kelley, Corey Crowder, Blake Redferrin, Canaan Smith, Jake Rose)

Crowder and Kelley produced all songs.
* Co-Produced by Jake Rose
+ Co-Produced by Chris Loocke

Kelley also released two more videos. "Highway On The Water" features Kelley's collaborator Ben Christensen, who stars in and directs the road-style clip captured on-location in his home base of Phoenix. The Christensen-directed "Songs For You" video features Kelley and wife Brittney, plus local couples they met while exploring Grayton Beach, Fla.

Florida Georgia Line will return to the stage this fall with their I Love My Country Tour 2021. Russell Dickerson will be direct support on the 29-stop trek, with Lauren Alaina and Redferrin opening all shows.


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