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Brian Kelley, `Tennessee Truth` (Courtesy of Big Machine Records)
Brian Kelley, "Tennessee Truth" (Courtesy of Big Machine Records)

Brian Kelley is ready to speak his 'Tennessee Truth'


Wed, Mar 6th 2024 07:15 pm

Delivers much-anticipated debut album with Big Machine Records on May 10

√ New release, ‘Kiss My Boots,’ most personal lyrical statement of his songwriting career – listen here

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You want to know how Diamond-selling superstar Brian Kelley lives? Turn up the dial on “Tennessee Truth” out May 10. Fans can preorder his much-anticipated full-length debut album with Big Machine Records here.

Across 12 pumped-up country anthems (eight to his co-writing credit) produced by Dann Huff, Kelley testifies to the restorative power of rural living (“Acres,” “How We’re Livin’”), everlasting love (“Barefeet Or Boots,” “Dirt Road Date Night”), and badass guitars (“King Ranch,” “Kiss My Boots”). It is a defiantly first-person account – or, as he shares, “It’s a way for me to express myself and my family and our values.”

Likewise, Kelley hasn’t abandoned the “beach cowboy” fare that defined his 2021 passion project entirely – cue up “10 O’Clock On The Dock” to get your fix – but for his latest set, he moves inland, singing about John Deere joyrides, front porch swinging, and long nights out where the cattails sway. Gooey melodies and his own full-throated and amber-toned vocal stylings nod to ’90s format airwaves, but the rest was, largely, crafted with 2024’s biggest venues in mind. With blistering fretwork, stadium-sized choruses, and the boom-thwack of heavier-than-hell drums, “Tennessee Truth” doesn’t just rock – it roars.

Closing “Tennessee Truth” by airing out the past and moving on to a healed future, new song “Kiss My Boots” is the most personal lyrical statement of his songwriting career.

“It was healing to write. I feel released now,” Kelley admits of the track he co-wrote. “Everyone processes things differently. I went inward. I went to work and stayed busy. I’m proud of myself for doing it that way. It was worth it. Now, I have a song that helped me through a tough time. Hopefully, ‘Kiss My Boots’ can help a lot of people. Give them some confidence and help them get their power back.”

Releasing today in addition to a Ben Christensen-directed music video captured in Georgia, listen to the Dann Huff-produced declaration here.

watch Brian Kelley’s “Kiss My Boots” music video

Recently hailed by MusicRow’s DISClaimer as offering his "best vocal performance to date," fans can count down to the album’s spring delivery with early previews including “See You Next Summer,” “Dirt Cheap,” and “How We’re Livin ’” and “Trucks, Ducks, Bucks & Beer.”

More About Brian Kelley

Delivering his full-length debut album with Big Machine Records, “Tennessee Truth,” on May 10, Diamond-selling superstar Brian Kelley enters the next chapter of a record-breaking, history-making career. With a sold-out run of shows and back-to-back residencies at Tribe Kelley Surf Post in Grayton Beach, Florida – owned by the Ormond Beach native and his wife Brittney – Kelley continues to diversify his thriving enterprise with collaborations including Tribe Kelley (with Brittney), Papa Surf Burger Bar (with Brittney; Jason and Brittany Aldean; Tom and Chris Glavine), and a partnership with Oyster City Brewing Co.

First known as the Florida half of the Grammy-nominated Florida Georgia Line, the ACM Breakout Artist of the Decade Award recipients garnered 19 career No. 1s and became the first and only act to achieve two RIAA Diamond singles in country music history (14-times Platinum No. 1s: “Cruise” and “Meant to Be” with Bebe Rexha). Surpassing 17 billion global streams, selling more than 40 million tracks and 4.8 million albums worldwide, plus playing to over 4 million fans, FGL has been honored by AMA, Billboard, CMA and CMT Music Awards, as well as having a “Florida Georgia Line: Mix It Up Strong” exhibit at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Keep up with Brian Kelley: website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube.

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