Tuesday, March 15, 2022
– "May We All: A New Country Music" will have a rotating list of acts including BRELAND, Lainey Wilson and Lindsay Ell, who will perform in the musical produced by Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line.
The artists will step into the role of "Bailey Stone" during the world premiere engagement of the show. The roster slated to perform at Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville from June 7- July 17 includes Alana Springsteen, Angie K, Alexandra Kay, Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Canaan Smith, Danielle Bradbery, Jamie O'Neal, LOCASH, RaeLynn, Robyn Ottolini, Scarlett Burke, Sydney Sierota, Thomas Mac, Tigirlily and Trent Harmon.
The exact dates are:
June 7 LOCASH
June 8 BRELAND
June 9 Jamie O'Neal
June 10 Robyn Ottolini
June 11 Thomas Mac and Alana Springsteen *Two performances!
June 12 Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Alexandra Kay *Two performances!
June 14 Lainey Wilson
June 16 Danielle Bradbery
June 18 Angie K and Scarlett Burke *Two performances!
June 21 Trent Harmon
June 22 Lindsay Ell
June 23 Tigirlily
June 24 RaeLynn
June 25 Canaan Smith
Another round of dates are expected soon for guest artists including Kelley, Chris Ruediger, Cooper Alan and Nick Fradiani, among others.
Kelley and his production company CuzBro Productions, in partnership with Lively McCabe Entertainment (Executive Producer Michael Barra), will produce the show. Opening night is set for June 15.
"May We All: A New Country Musical" is the story of Jenna Coates, a small-town girl whose big-city singing career is over before it even begins, and how she returns to the people and the places of her past to find a path to the future. But going home is never easy. A lot has changed in Harmony, Tenn. since Jenna left and not necessarily for the better. If Jenna and her hometown are going to dig themselves out of their current crises, they're going to need each other. And they're going to need music.
The show includes songs from Brooks & Dunn, Chris Stapleton, Dolly Parton, Florida Georgia Line, Jessica Andrews, Johnny Cash, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, LOCASH, Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, Reba McEntire, Runaway June, Sara Evans, Tim McGraw and Zac Brown Band. Debuting exclusively as part of the musical are two original songs co-written by FGL's Kelley and Tyler Hubbard.
The book is by Troy Britton Johnson, Todd Johnson and Eric Pfeffinger, with arrangements and orchestrations by Brian Usifer, choreography by William Carlos Angulo, and is directed by Shelley Butler. Joining the creative team is Tim Mackabee (Scenic Design), Lex Liang (Costume Design), Zach Blane (Lighting Design), Cody Spencer (Sound Design), Geoffrey Ko (Music Director), and Casting by Eisenberg / Beans Casting (Daryl Eisenberg, CSA, Ally Beans, CSA). Casting for the musical will also be announced in the near future.