NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 31, 2021) – Warner Music Nashville is catching the wave with Country music hitmaker Brian Kelley in a brand-new partnership. Announced exclusively today (3/31) by Billboard, the label will represent Kelley’s solo music venture, Nashville South Records, Inc. Read more on the signing deal here.
“I couldn’t be more grateful for everyone who has helped me on my journey to get here. I’m humbled to team up with Warner Music Nashville to take the music I’ve been dreamin’ and schemin’ up to the next level,” shares Kelley. “This is just the beginning of a whole new adventure. My vision for what’s next is a vibe and state of mind – get ready to ride the wave with ya Beach Cowboy, y’all!”
“We are honored that Brian Kelley chose WMN as home to his solo endeavors,” says Warner Music Nashville EVP A&R Cris Lacy. “I’ve been an FGL believer from day one, and BK’s clear vision for himself and his upcoming project is a testament to his heart, soul, and talent. His new music is the perfect antidote to 2020, and what an incredible way to start 2021!”
Sailing on all-good energy and boots-in-the-sand spirit, the self-proclaimed “Beach Cowboy” has all eyes on him after recently wiping hisInstagram account and teasing more news soon. Kelley is represented by Full Stop Management (Irving Azoff, Jeffrey Azoff) in partnership with WHY&HOW (Bruce Kalmick, Eddie Kloesel).
As one half of superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, Kelley’s nominated for Duo of the Year at the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ alongside bandmate Tyler Hubbard, and currently charging Top 5 at Country radio with arm-in-arm anthem, “Long Live.”
Brian Kelley is one half of GRAMMY-nominated, global superstar duo Florida Georgia Line – tallying 17 career #1 singles, 13.2+ billion global streams, selling more than 40 million tracks and 4.7 million albums worldwide, logging 1.7 billion video views, and playing to over 4 million fans spanning massive arena and stadium headline tours. Stacking record-breaking accolades, FGL is Country’s only act to achieve two RIAA DIAMOND-certified singles [11X PLATINUM, #1 breakout, “Cruise” (the best-selling digital Country single of all time – SoundScan) and 10X PLATINUM, #1 “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha (holding the longest reign on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart at 50 straight weeks)]. Kelley, alongside his bandmate Tyler Hubbard, just dropped their highly-anticipated fifth studio album, LIFE ROLLS ON (BMLG Records), featuring current Top 5 single, “Long Live,” while proving their in-demand collaborator status with current features: “Lil Bit” (Nelly), “It’s About Time” (Russell Dickerson), and “Drinkin' Beer. Talkin' God. Amen.” (Chase Rice). The multi-hitmaker has co-penned nine #1s in the U.S. and three #1s in Canada (comprised of outside cuts and FGL chart-toppers) alongside Hubbard, plus inked over 100 career tracks recorded in total (including FGL hits). Kelley and Hubbard are co-producers on a remix with Justin Bieber, plus projects with Chris Tomlin, TVM songwriters Canaan Smith and Blake Redferrin. Honored by ACM, AMA, Billboard, CMA, and CMT Music Awards, they’re co-hosts of FGL House Party Radio with Florida Georgia Line on Apple Music Country. Both a music and business mogul, Kelley’s diversified his enterprise into wildly successful partnerships with Hubbard, as well as solo projects. With Hubbard, they’ve established their own record label Round Here Records, publishing company Tree Vibez Music, collaborative space meet + greet, bar-restaurant FGL House, and have concocted easy-drinking spirits Old Camp Whiskey and Wolf Moon Bourbon (with Jason Aldean). On his own, Kelley is gearing up to release solo music, while actively all-hands-in on an upcoming musical and feature film, both titled “MAY WE ALL,” with his production company CuzBro Productions (acting as Co-Founder and Principal alongside his cousin Stephen Snedden). He’s also launched cult-favorite brand Tribe Kelley with his wife Brittney, where they operate brick-and-mortar location Tribe Kelley Surf Post (Grayton Beach, FL) that’s stocked with the high-quality brand’s transitional clothing, accessories, and wellness line, as well as a webstore full of all items that are domestically and ethically made in the U.S.A. In addition, Kelley’s teamed up with Oyster City Brewing Company. Committed to supporting various charities together like St. Jude, the Kelleys are passionate about exploring the outdoors in their downtime in Kelley’s home state of Florida, alongside their four German Shepherds – Sage, Smoke, Stone, and Sunday.
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Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 under the leadership of Chairman & CEO John Esposito. It continues to champion Warner Music Group’s presence in the Nashville music community its family of labels have called home for more than 60 years. Esposito’s dedication to innovation and artist development has allowed WMN to make history time and again, with 67 No. 1 singles from artists spending more than 94 weeks at the top of the charts. This success has resulted in a quadruple increase in market share over the past decade, with the roster receiving multiple awards and nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, GRAMMY Awards and more in a full range of categories, from New Artist to Entertainer of the Year.